Ingleburn RSL Memorial

Description

A stone obelisk with several plaques attached including relief sculptures of soldiers, and topped with a perpetual light. The memorial is accompanied by several columbaria and two Lone Pines. There is also a wrought iron gateway, in keeping with the original location as described in the below excerpt. 

The following is taken from Campbelltown District Family History Society Inc, Pictorial Register of Ingleburn R.S.L. Memorial Park, by R. Carew J.P. Ingleburn R.S.L. Sub-Branch.

The original Ingleburn Memorial was located in Memorial Avenue Ingleburn and dated back to 1930 when the Council handed over the area to the R.S.L. Sub-Branch. The construction of an Obelisk was undertaken and the bricks used were acquired from the demolished Church Of England building which stood on the corner of Cumberland and Minto Roads. A brick fence and a wrought iron gate was erected and it was officially opened by Major General Sir Charles Rosenthal on the 25th October 1931. Anzac Day Services were held at the Memorial until late 1970 when the overhead road bridge was completed and the level crossing at Ingleburn station was closed. At the completion of the new R.S.L. Club located at 20 Chester Road a small memorial was erected which was used until an Obelisk and new Memorial Walls erected. The new Obelisk was constructed from the original Obelisk bricks at Memorial Avenue. In the mid 1980’s the new memorial was opened, and since then there have been additions to the Park such as a pond with a central fountain and benches flanking the pond for people to sit and meditate. There are two saplings, which have been planted inside the Memorial Park, which were propagated from the original Lone Pine at Gallipoli.

Inscription

Obelisk - front

LEST WE FORGET

Obelisk - back

IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN

Plaque

THIS MEMORIAL WAS RELOCATED AND OFFICIALLY OPENED BY BRIG. A. GARLAND. A.M.(R.L.) R.S.L. NATIONAL PRESIDENT ON 1st NOVEMBER 1991

Plaque

THIS MEMORIAL WAS BUILT BY THE ORIGINAL 1914-18 MEMBERS OF THE INGLEBURN R.S.L SUB-BRANCH IN 1930 AND WAS DEDICATED AT A SERVICE HELD BY THE REVEREND J. H. McGOUN OF CAMPBELLTOWN IN ATTENDANCE WITH MAJOR GENERAL SIR CHARLES ROSENTHAL IN 1931.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Sgt Thomas W ALCHIN World War 2 NX10010 AIF 33 BN. 7 DIV. view
Cpl John ALLAN Vietnam War 2140633 REME view
Cpl Reuben Walter ALLEN World War 1 4652 AIF 8th Btn view
Pte George H AMY World War 2 NX 88693 AIF 31 AUST. COY A.A.S.C. view
Sgt Alfred J ANDREWARTHA World War 2 SX38551 AIF 14/32 INF BTN view
Capt A J C ANGUS World War 1, World War 2 view
Dennis APPLEBY World War 2 10171 Royal Marines view
Pte Leslie J ARMSTRONG World War 1 4371 AIF 26th Btn view
Robert A ASHBY World War 2 547385 Royal Navy view
Pte Douglas J ASHER World War 2 NX 178598 AIF 1 AIT Btn view
Address
Ingleburn RSL Club
70 Chester Road
Ingleburn NSW 2565
Local Government Area
  • Campbelltown, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
Bernard Connell (Honorary Secretary, Ingleburn RSL SubBranch)
Established date
1930s
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
1991-11-01
Dedication date
01 November 1991
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • All conflicts

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