Harden-Murrumburrah Memorial Drive

Trees along Harden-Murrumburrah Memorial DriveTrees along Harden-Murrumburrah Memorial DriveTrees along Harden-Murrumburrah Memorial DriveBushrock with naming plaque for the Harden-Murrumburrah Memorial DriveBrick wall with plaque, dedicated to the Heggaton brothers, at Harden-Murrumburrah Memorial Drive
Description

This memorial avenue of trees is planted alongside Albury Street in Harden, NSW. Most of the original poplar trees, dedicated to two brothers from the Heggaton family who fell in the Second World War, have been replaced.

The avenue is marked by a bushrock, with a naming plaque attached. A plaque bearing a dedication to Vaudan Duffy and Knox William Heggaton is attached to a freestanding brick wall, elsewhere in the town. 

Inscription

Plaque 1

Harden Shire Council
and the
Returned Services League of Australia
Murrumburrah-Harden Sub Branch

MEMORIAL DRIVE

"Lest We Forget"

Plaque 2

THIS AVENUE OF POPLAR TREES
PLANTED ON THE 15TH SEPTEMBER 1949 
WAS DONATED BY DR. R.D. AND MRS. HEGGATON IN MEMORY OF THEIR TWO SONS
VAUDAN DUFTY HEGGATON
AND
KNOX WILLIAM HEGGATON
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON ACTIVE
SERVICE IN WORLD WAR 1939–1945.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Corporal Vaudan Dufty HEGGATON World War 2 KIA 27 Oct 1942 Burma Railway NX68823 (521261) Australian Army 3 RESERVE MOTOR TRANSPORT COMPANY view
Corp Knox William HEGGATON World War 2 DPOW 27.10.1942 NX62283 + 521261 AIF 3rd Reserve Motor Transport view

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Address
Harden-Murrumburrah Memorial Drive
Albury Street
Harden NSW 2587
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Hilltops Council
Setting
  • Roadside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
Recorded by
Martin Butterfield. Peter Levarre-Waters.
Year of construction
1949
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
15 September 1949
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45