Kempsey War Memorial


A single grey granite obelisk with a rectangular and fluted base mounted on three stone steps. Polished darker granite plaques are attached to each of the four sides on which are recorded the names of veterans who served in the First World War and the inscription. A bronze replica of the Australian Military Forces badge is affixed above the inscription plaque. Four additional plaques have been added to the sloping sides of the base and the names of veterans who served in the Second World War and Vietnam have been inscribed. The memorial together with a flagstaff are set in a small triangular park.


1914 - 1919
Erected by the citizens of the district in sacred memory of the Soldiers of the Macleay who laid down their lives for King and Country in the Great War.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
C G Andrews World War 1 view
K Andrews World War 2 view
H G Appleby World War 2 view
F R Archibald World War 2 view
W H Bailey World War 2 view
C C Baldwin World War 2 view
A H Bannerman World War 1 view
G L Barnes World War 1 view
M H Barnett World War 2 view
R Bates World War 1 view
Cnr Lord Street and Pacific Highway
The Triangle
East Kempsey NSW 2440
Local Government Area
  • Kempsey Shire
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
David Roden. Updated by Ken Hills, Kempsey Macleay RSL Sub-Branch.
Established date
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
25 April 1923
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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