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 J H STEVENS N 263868 B. COY 55/53 AUST INF BN SANANANDA view
SGT J STEVENS NX 55189 2/3 AUST PNR BN view
G H STARK NX 90185 AIF 9th FIELD COY view
PTE J E STANSFIELD NX 133818 6 AUST MG BN view
LIEUT E M STALKER NFX165741 AANS 2/9TH A.G.H. MOROTAI view
W O G F STALKER 4759 RAAF 3 SQN view
PTE T SPINDLER N 268168 3rd BN KOKODA TRACK view
SGT H C SPICER N 43559 3rd BN GONA view
PTE J W SOUTHWARD NX 69209 AIF 2/1 INF BN view
FLYING OFFICER J A SMITH World War 2 KIA 403380 RAAF 460 & 627 SQN FRANCE 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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