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
PTE K W WALLACE N 268038 3rd BN view
PTE L R VEALE VX 385 2/14th INF BN view
J VAN EMDEN World War 2 34611 RAAF 6 SQN view
S VAN EMDEN World War 2 177348 WAAAF view
WO 1 E A TURNER World War 2 NX 158046 104 ANTI TANK view
PTE C TURNER VX 140840 2/31 AUST INF BN view
SGT C J TURNBULL World War 2 NX 92059 AIF NEW GUINEA AIR WARNING WIRELESS COY view
SGT W F TURNBULL NX 127119 2/16th BN 7th DIV view
BDR R A TUCKWELL World War 2 NX 163968 2/3rd AUST FLD ART REGT KOKODA view
SGT R L TOOVEY World War 2 NX 5062 2/3 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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