Kevin Wheatley VC Memorial Wall

Description

Brick wall with multiple plaques attached, located outside Dredges Cottage. The plaques include honour rolls for conflicts in which Australia has been involved. A flagpole is located in front of the wall and a 'Gallipoli Pine' tree is growing in the vacinity. 

Inscription

Dedication plaque

The Kevin Wheatley VC Memorial Wall commemorates
the Fallen of the Campbelltown District in
The Boer War 1899 - 1902
World War I 1914 - 1918
World War II 1939 - 1945
Vietnam War 1962 - 1973
Soldier Settlers 1919 - 1929

This Memorial Wall was unviled by Mr Keith Payne VC and Ms Edna Wheatley
in the presence of Senator The Hon. Robert Hill, Minister for Defence
on
Sunday 14 July 2002

Designed and Constructed by Campbelltown City Council

Russell Matheson Mayor
Campbelltown City Council
Paul Tosi General Manager

Plaque

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
between the crosses, row on row
that mark our place; and in the sky
the larks still bravely singing fly
scarce heard, amid the guns below.

We are the dead, short days ago
we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow
loved and were loved, and now we lie
in Flanders fields. 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
to you from failing hands we throw
the torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
we shall not sleep, though poppies grow
in Flanders fields.

Capt. John Mcrae
Royal Canadian Medical Corps 1915
d: 28 January 1918 

Plaque

'Gallipoli Pine'

This pine was propogated at Mt Annan Botanic Gardens from seeds donated by Mr Victor Forbes (MM) 2/4 Infantry Battalion A.I.F. and the Veterans Recreation Centre, Campbelltown.

May it live to remind future generations of the sacrifices of our Australian service men and women in all conflicts and to honour the unknown soldier who forever remains on foreign soil

Lest We Forget

Honour roll 1

Boer War 1899-1902
[Names]

Honour roll 2

World War One 1914-1918
[Names]

Honour roll 3

Vietnam War 1962-1973
[Names]

Honour roll 4

Soldier Settlers 1919
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
C Clarke Vietnam view
C Throsby World War 1 view
C G Spooner Boer War view
C H A Cook World War 1 view
C J Walker view
D Callinan World War 1 view
E Fitzgerald Boer War view
E A Fury World War 1 view
E J Taylor view
F G Holyoake World War 1 view
Address
Dredges Cottage
303 Queen Street
Campbelltown NSW 2560
Local Government Area
  • Campbelltown, City of
Setting
  • Building – outside
Memorial type
  • Wall
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Established date
2002
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Dedication date: 
2002-07-14
Dedication date
14 July 2002
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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