Kokoda Track Memorial Rose Garden

Description

A low circular brick wall with two rows of plaques around the inside of the wall and a large number of concrete plinths in the rose gardens. There is a low monument with a shiny black tablet. There are about 52 plaques dedicated to units that severed during the Second World War and approximately 365 plaques to individual service personnel. The memorial is located at the beginning of the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, opposite Concord Hospital.

Inscription

This Memorial Rose Garden marks the start of the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway. The Walkway commemorates the herouiean efforts in the 1942 -1943 Papuan campaign of the Australians, who with the support of the Papuans (''Fuzzy Wuzzies'') kept Australia secure from invasion. Here we honour the compassionate care provided by the Medical Corps and Nursing Services to the casualties of all areas of conflict.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
SGT A G ABEL NX 173024 36 BN view
PTE C E ADAMINBY World War 2 KIA NX 1924566 3rd BN KOKODA TRACK view
PTE L ALEXANDER NX 83056 3rd BN view
CAPT P S G ANDERSON World War 2 N 57721 3rd FIELD AMB NEW GUINEA view
LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN J L ANDERSON World War 2 132703 RAAF 9 OPS MILNE BAY view
CPL D A ANDERSON World War 2 QX 12477 2/31 AUST INF BN view
CPL G C ASHCROFT NX 51832 2/2 BN view
SSGT J G ASTLES NX 125250 4 AUST BASE SUB AREA NEW GUINEA view
GNR J ATKINSON NX 24414 2/1 AUST ANTI AIRCRAFT REGT view
SGT R J BAIRD BORNEO 32639 RAAF BALIKPAPAN view
Address
Hospital Road,
Concord NSW 2138
Local Government Area
  • Canada Bay, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Garden/park
Recorded by
Ms Jane Williamson and Mrs Janice Williams
Established date
1996
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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