The Hills Shire Council Centenary of ANZAC Reserve

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Description

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 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 war memorial replaces the Baulkham Hills Shire Memorial previously at Arthur Whitling Park, corner Old Northern Road and McMullen Avenue, Castle Hill NSW. It was removed to allow for the construction of the Castle Hill, North West metro station. The archived information for the old memorial can be found here.

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

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private W T H Lord Korea 1950/53 MIA 13.07.1952 2/400437 ARMY 3rd Battalion RAR view
Private W R Kunkel Korea 1950/53 MIA 16.11.1952 1/1641 ARMY 1st Battalion RAR view
Temporary Corporal W K Murphy Korea 1950/53 MIA 24.04.1951 3/400143 ARMY 3rd Battalion RAR view
Private T R Foot Korea 1950/53 MIA 14.05.1953 2/401322 ARMY 3rd Battalion RAR view
Private T G Wallace Korea 1950/53 MIA 13.07.1952 3/400430 ARMY 3rd Battalion RAR view
Private R W Shennon Korea 1950/53 MIA 14.01.1953 1/400304 ARMY 3rd Battalion RAR view
Sub Lieutenant R J Coleman Korea 1950/53 MIA 02.01.1952 RAN Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron view
Pilot Officer R G Robinson Korea 1950/53 MIA 16.02.1952 22422 RAAF 77 Squadron view
Private R D Rootes Korea 1950/53 MIA 11.12.1952 2/5124 ARMY 1st Battalion RAR view
Pilot Officer P B Chalmers Korea 1950/53 MIA 26.03.1953 35079 RAAF 77 Squadron view
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
  • Stone/bushrock
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Established date
2013
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
04/21/2013
Dedication date
21 April 2013
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • All conflicts

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