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The Hills Shire Council Centenary of ANZAC Reserve

The Hills Shire Council Centenary of ANZAC Reserve
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Description / Background

The memorial was dedicated at the Anzac Sunday service on 21 April 2013. A flagpole stands behind the 'Stone of Remembrance', a large white painted rock with the words 'Lest we forget' painted on its surface in black. The memorial has numerous bronze plaques in proximity and a Lone Pine was planted at the service. 

There were 340 Australians killed during the Korean War, and a plaque lists 43 veterans who are classified as ‘Missing in action’ (MIA) presumed dead and remain on the battle fields of Korea due to North Korea isolation policy.

This memorial replaces the demolished Baulkham Hills Shire Memorial previously located in Arthur Whitling Park at the corner of Old Northern Road and McMullen Avenue in Castle Hill, NSW. It was demolished to allow for the construction of the Castle Hill North West metro station. 

More information on the Korean War can be found on the Australian War Memorial website.

Inscription

Plaque 1

This plaque to dedicate the new war memorial for Castle Hill was unveiled by The Honourable Barry O’Farrell MP, Premier of NSW on Anzac Sunday, 21st April 2013.

Plaque 2

In memory of Korea 1950 – 1956.

Plaque 3

Australian Women’s Services.

Plaque 4

Royal Australian Air Force. Per ardua-ad astra.

Plaque 5

Returned and Services League Australia.

Plaque 6

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces [Rising sun badge].

Plaque 7

Royal Australian Navy.

Plaque 8

This memorial is dedicated to the men and women from the Electorate of Mitchell who have served in the Armed Forces of Australia and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice. Lest we forget.

Plaque 9

Australia Remembers 1945 – 1995. In remembrance of the men and women who served Australia in the time of conflict during World War 2. Lest we forget.

Plaque 10

MN Australia [Merchant Navy]

Plaque 11

Lest We Forget. Our comrades who remain on the battlefield of North Korea.
Army
Army 1-2-3 RAR [Names]
RAAF
RAAF - 77 Squadron [Names]
RAN
RAN - Fleet Air ARM - 805 Squadron [Names]
Missing in action their souls finding their way home

Plaque 12

From the seeds of the Lone Pine overlooking Gallipoli this tree was planted by the Honourable Barry O'Farrell MP Member for Castle Hill and Dominic Perrottet MP Member for Castle Hill in the prescence of the Mayor and Councillors of The Hills Shire Council on Anzac Sunday 21st April 2013.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Pilot Officer E D Armit Korea 1950/53 22221 RAAF view
Corporal J B Ashe Korea 1950/53 3/3706 ARMY view
Private E G Bourke Korea 1950/53 2/401173 ARMY view
Private F Brady Korea 1950/53 4/400156 ARMY view
Flight Lieutenant M A B H A Browne - Gaylord Korea 1950/53 23665 RAAF view
Pilot Officer P B Chalmers Korea 1950/53 35079 RAAF view
Private J K Christie Korea 1950/53 5/2514 ARMY view
Lieutenant K E Clarkson Korea 1950/53 408969 RAN view
Pilot Officer M E Colbrook Korea 1950/53 5895 RAAF view
Sub Lieutenant R J Coleman Korea 1950/53 RAN view

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Address
Centenary of Anzac Reserve
Cnr Wrights Road and Harrington Avenue
Castle Hill NSW 2154
Local Government Area
The Hills Shire
Setting
Garden/park
Memorial type
Garden/park
Stone/bushrock
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Year of construction
2013
Dedication date
21 April 2013
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Korean War, 1950–53
All conflicts