Laurieton War Memorial

Description

A stone plinth with four turned marble columns surmounted by a marble statue of an angel. There is also a new addition of a twenty five pounder field gun, established in 2008, dedicated to the first Commanding Officer of the 2/12 Field Regiment, Royal Australian Army.

 

Also see:

Private R B Laurie Memorial

Laurieton individual service Memorials

Laurieton ANZAC Crosses

Inscription

Erected by the residents of Laurieton and district in commemoration of the valour of the men who served in the Great War 1914 - 1919 'Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.' This 25 pdr. QF Gun mark 1/L, barrell No. L10771, was manufactured in Melbourne at Rutwolt Foundries in 1942 and is of the type used by 2/12 Field Regiment RAA in New Guinea, Labuan Island and Borneo from August 1943 to March 1946. This Regiment also saw action at Tobruk and El Alamein 1941-43. Max range 12,250 m. weight in action 1814 kg. Gun crew of 6. The shield signs signify the Ninth Division Artillery and a Gun from Don Troop designated 'Shirley' in honour of Brigadier Shirley T. W. Goodwin, KIA 25 Nov 1943, first Commanding Officer of 2/12 Field Regiment. RSL Laurieton Sub Branch members who served with this Unit are: NX 116665 HL Maidment, VX 51369 VH McGlone, VX 20854 JC Kittson, VX 24171 RWN Kittson.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
C H Arnott World War 1 KIA view
K A Arnott World War 1 view
L D R Bell World War 1 view
R M Bell World War 1 view
H W Bird World War 1 view
R A Bird World War 1 view
C Bryant World War 1 view
R Bryant World War 1 view
S H Buckman World War 1 view
A C Callow World War 1 view
Address
Laurie Memorial Park
Laurieton NSW 2443
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Data for this entry supplied by E. Seltin, Hon. Secretary, Laurieton RSL Sub Branch and David Roden
Established date
1924

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