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
SGT V WIGNELL NX 119025 view
PTE A WHITE N 268091 3rd BN view
PTE J WHITE N 268092 3rd BN view
J WEST NX 77926 AIF 2/31 AUST INF BN view
PTE J WENNERBOM World War 2 KIA N 263947 3rd BN KOKODA view
PTE A F WATSON World War 1 AIF view
SGT W G WARBRICK NX 165604 N.T. AREA W/S AEME view
SPR S A WARBRICK NX 150156 AIF 14 FLD COY RAE view
SPR R S WARBRICK NX 150157 AIF 14 FLD COY RAE view
LCPL C W WALTER World War 2 KIA NX 42944 2/3rd INF BN 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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