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
FLYING OFFICER J A SMITH World War 2 KIA 403380 RAAF 460 & 627 SQN FRANCE view
D W SMITH NX 92958 AIF 2/31 AUST INF BN view
PTE F SMELLIE NX 120003 35 BN view
PTE G S SMELLIE NX 41421 2/3 BN view
PTE J A M SMELLIE POW MALAYA NX 40145 2/19 BN view
SGT S J SLINGSBY NX 150407 AIF 2 AUST CORPS SIGS view
PTE F C A SLADEN QX 12344 AIF 2 /31st INF BN view
PTE B SKELLY World War 2 KIA N 243491 AIF 3rd BN TEMPLETONS CROSSING view
PTE C SKELLY World War 2 KIA N 243493 AIF 3rd BN TEMPLETONS CROSSING view
LCPL H K SIMSHAUSER NX 24031 2/1 INF BAT 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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