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 M SIMMONDS World War 2 KIA NX 14281 AIF 2/31 AUST INF BN view
CPL E SIMMONDS World War 2 KIA NX 14282 AIF 2/31 AUST INF BN view
PTE H F SILVER 2/ 401107 2nd RAR KOREA view
SPR W T SHIPTON NX 163028 3rd BN view
SGT C E C SHAW N 43913 3 INF BN AMF view
SISTER H SHANAHAN World War 2 NFX 125938 AANS NEW GUINEA view
SGT J SEMPLE NX 15425 2/2nd BN 6th DIV view
LT COL C H SELBY NX 22 1st 6 DIV view
SPR A E SCOTTON World War 2 N 247423 14 AUST FLD COY NEW GUINEA view
PTE C R SCOTT World War 2 KIA QX 29887 AIF 2/31 AUST 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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