The Hills Shire Council - Centenary of ANZAC Reserve

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Description

 

This War Memorial replaces the Baulkham Hills Shire War Memorial at Arthur Whitling Park, Corner Old Northern Rd and McMullen Avenue Castle Hill NSW. It was removed to allow construction of the North West Rail project’s Castle Hill station.  The archived information for the old Baulkham Hills Shire War Memorial can be found here.

The memorial is located on the Corner of Wrights Rd and Harrington Avenue Castle Hill NSW and was dedicated at the Anzac Sunday service on 21st April 2013.

A Large Flag Pole stand behind the Stone of Remembrance, a huge white painted rock with the words LEST WE FORGET painted in black.

There were 340 Australians killed during the Korean War, and this 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.

For more information on the Korean War can be found on the Australian War Memorial web site.

Inscription

 

The memorial has 11 bronze plaques attached to the surrounds of the structure:

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.

2. In memory of Korea 1950 – 1956

3. Lest We Forget. Our comrades who remain on the battlefield of North Korea.

4. Australian Women’s Services

5. Royal Australian Air Force

6. Returned and Services League Australia

7. Australian Commonwealth Military Forces (Rising Sun Badge)

8. Royal Australian Navy

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. MN Australia. (Merchant Navy)

 

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pilot Officer E D Armit Korea 1950/53 MIA 01.12.1951 22221 RAAF 77 Squadron view
Corporal J B Ashe Korea 1950/53 MIA 28.05.1953 3/3706 ARMY 2nd Battalion RAR view
Private E G Bourke Korea 1950/53 MIA 07.06.1953 2/401173 ARMY 2nd Battalion RAR view
Private F Brady Korea 1950/53 MIA 25.01.1953 4/400156 ARMY 3rd Battalion RAR view
Flight Lieutenant M A B H A Browne - Gaylord Korea 1950/53 MIA 27.01.1952 23665 RAAF 77 Squadron view
Pilot Officer P B Chalmers Korea 1950/53 MIA 26.03.1953 35079 RAAF 77 Squadron view
Private J K Christie Korea 1950/53 MIA 15.04.1953 5/2514 ARMY 3rd Battalion RAR view
Lieutenant K E Clarkson Korea 1950/53 MIA 05.11.1951 408969 RAN Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron view
Pilot Officer M E Colbrook Korea 1950/53 MIA 13.04.1952 5895 RAAF 77 Squadron view
Sub Lieutenant R J Coleman Korea 1950/53 MIA 02.01.1952 RAN Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron view
Address
Corner of Wrights Rd and Harrington Avenue
Centenary of ANZAC Reserve
Castle Hill NSW 2154
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Established date
Dedicated at the Anzac Sunday service on 21st April 2013
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
Dedicated at the Anzac Sunday service on 21st April 2013. Unveiled by The Honourable Barry O’Farrell MP, Premier of NSW
Dedication date
01 January 1970
Conflict/s
All Wars

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