Gresford School of Arts War Memorial

Description

The School of Arts porch area was established in and dedicated in 1930. The porch has had several memorials added since that time, including multiple commemorative plaques and honour rolls. The obelisk and wall were established in 2001 and dedicated on 18 October 2002 and this is detailed on two plaques attached to the memorial. There is also a commemorative plaque for the occupation of the Gresford Showground by the 16th Motor Regiment during the Second World War.

Inscription

Dedication plaque

This porch was erected by the Paterson & Allyn Rivers R.S. & S.I.L. of Aus. as a memorial to their comrades who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.

Plaque

Korean War 1950-53 [Name]

Indonesian Confrontation 1960-63 [Name]

Singapore Seato 1979-71 [Name]

Vietnam War 1964-1973 [Names]

South African Boer War 1800-1902 [Names]

RSL plaque

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.

Individual Rolls of Honour

  • World War I [Names]
  • World War II [Names]
  • World War II [Names] Women [Names]
  • Volunteer Defence Corp. [Names] Womens Services Plane Spotter [Names]
  • Those who served ANS [Names] Army [Names] RAAF [Names] RAN [Names] Womens service [Name] All abbreviations [list] * Gave their lives — their all

Plaque

Lest we forget. In memory of the fallen and in honour of those who served their country. World War II 1939-45. Korea — Malaya — Borneo — Vietnam.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
F W Adams World War 2 view
H W Adams World War 2 view
S R Agland Not Recorded Army view
A K Agland Not Recorded RAAF view
J Ahearn World War 1 view
M Almond Vietnam War view
T Almond World War 2 view
K Anderson Not Recorded Army view
J Archinal Not Recorded NS view
A Archinal Not Recorded VDC view
Address
Park Street
East Gresford NSW 2311
Local Government Area
  • Dungog Shire
Setting
  • Building – outside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
Cr Glenn Wall, Dungog Shire Council and Mr. Christopher Wall
Established date
1930
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Dedication date: 
1930-03-20
Dedication date
20 March 1930
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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