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 Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
CAPT H C WISEMAN World War 2 KIA NX 12458 AIF 2/1 BN SANANANDA view
PTE C WINDON NX 79390 2/3rd INF BN view
SPR D WILSON VX 144107 6th AUST ARMY TOPO SVY CO view
PTE G V WILSON N 131161 3rd INF BN view
SPR J WILSON NX 44769 2/14th FLD ENGINEERS view
DVR J V WILLIAMSON NX 52343 2/1 AUST CORP TROOPS view
CPL B WILLIAMS World War 2 KIA N 43484 10 PLN 3rd BN TEMPLETONS CROSSING view
PTE H WILLIAMS NX 5617 view
BDR R M WILKINSON NX 133449 AIF 12th ARMY FLD REGT view
SIG A M WILKINSON NX 94872 N.A.O.U 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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