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
CPO S V ZAMMIT World War 2 RAN HMAS AUSTRALIA view
PO A ZAMMIT World War 2 RAN HMAS AUSTRALIA view
PTE R YARHAM NX 155069 AIF 14th AUST FLD REGT view
CPL W H WYKE NX 192531 23rd FLD COY RAE view
CPL P WRIGHT NX 192434 55/53 BN view
PTE K R WRIGHT NX 86340 2/31 AUST INF BN view
PTE W L WRIGHT NX 98183 2/2 BN view
PTE R K WOODWARD NX 43969 2/2 BN view
PTE C WITCHARD N 39116 17 AUST INF BN view
CAPT M WISEMAN (nee FAKHRY) NX 34940 2/5 AGH 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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