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 B TONG NX 126952 3rd BN KOKODA view
CAPT C THORN World War 2 KIA QX 1210 AIF 2/31 AUST INF BN KOKODA view
PTE E C THORBURN NX 194769 55/53 AUST INF BN view
LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN A R THOMPSON World War 2 163273 RAAF 23 SQN view
SGT B J TEAPE DAVIS World War 2 KIA NX 29327 7 DIV CAVALRY SANANANDA view
PTE S L TAYLOR NX 98798 2/16 BN view
SGT B TAYLOR World War 2 KIA NX 113226 3rd BN GONA MISSION view
CPL E V TAYLOR QX 35002 7th AUST FIELD COY view
SIGMN J TAYLOR NX 69063 6th AUST DIV SIGS view
CAPT C Y SYMONS NX 111972 2/7 FLD AMB 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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