Lismore Cenotaph

Mr. Wilson McClelland, City of Lismore RSL Sub-branchMr. Wilson McClelland, City of Lismore RSL Sub-branchMr. Wilson McClelland, City of Lismore RSL Sub-branchMr. Wilson McClelland, City of Lismore RSL Sub-branchMr. Wilson McClelland, City of Lismore RSL Sub-branchMr. Wilson McClelland, City of Lismore RSL Sub-branchMr. Wilson McClelland, City of Lismore RSL Sub-branch
Description

Circular monument with columns faced with black stone, which is the centrepiece of the forecourt of the Lismore Memorial Baths. The monument bears an honour roll for the Second World War, Korean War and South East Asia Forces. Originally dedicated on 11 November 1961, the memorial was restored and re-dedicated on 2 March 2002.

Notes on veterans' names:

  • No records could be found for deceased veterans from this area with the following names: J Brown, D Galton, N D Harrison, E N Jennings, F R Love, A R McFarlane, J McIntosh, A W Noakes, C J Robson, A W Ryan, S O Simpson, C E Taylor, V J Trunk, B H Woodhead, W L Shepherd. Their status codes have been given as killed in action (KIA), as that is what is indicated by the memorial.
  • D Galton may be Daniel Galton died of disease/died prisoner of war (DOD/DPOW). 
  • N D Harrison may be Norman Douglas Harrison, accidentally killed (Acc Kd).
  • E N Jennings may be may be Norman Edward Jennings Acc Kd.
  • F R Love may be Frederick Raymond Love KIA.
  • A R McFarlane may be Allen Roderick McFarlane KIA.
  • J McIntosh may be John McIntosh who was killed while serving in the Royal Air Force.
  •  A W Noakes may be Arthur William Noakes DOD/DPOW.
  • C J Robson may be Charles John Robson KIA.
  • A W Ryan may be Albert William Ryan who may have died as a prisoner of war.
  • S O Simpson may be Stanley Oliver Simpson KIA.
  • C E Taylor may be Colin Ernest Taylor KIA.
  • V J Trunk may be Victor Joseph Trunk KIA.
  • B H Woodhead may be Benjamin Woodhead, missing in action (MIA).
  • W L Shepherd may be Walter Lewis Shepherd, died of wounds/prisoner of war (DOW/POW).
  • A J Rutherford could be either Albert John Rutherford DOD/POW or Allan James Rutherford, Acc Kd, both of Lismore. The status code for this veteran has also been given as KIA.
  • The cause of death for veteran W D Hatt is not clear. The Australian War Memorial gives the cause of death for H C Youngberry as unknown, he was a POW. These two veterans have thus been given the status In Memoriam.
  • All other status codes are taken from information contained in the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database, the World War 2 Nominal Roll and the National Archives of Australia.
  • Those veterans given the status of DOD/POW may have died as prisoners of war.
  • L B Barnes may have been accidentally killed, as his death occurred in Australia.
  • The Australian War Memorial awards a DFM to L J Gilbert and C W Woods.
Inscription

Plaque 1

This Memorial
Was unveiled by
Major General R.E. Wade
C.B., C.B.E.on the11th November 1961.

Plaque 2

Korea and South
East Asia Forces
This plaque
was unveiled byMajor General C.A.E. Fraser
C.B., C.B.E., B.A.
on the
23rd October 1976.

Plaque 3

This Memorial
was restored by
The City of Lismore
RSL Sub Branch
and rededicated on March 02/2002
By G.E. (Rusty) Priest A.M.
President RSL of Australia
(New South Wales)

Honour roll

WORLD WAR II
1939-1945
'They gave their all
That we might live'
[Names]

Korea and South
East Asia Forces
[ Names ]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
R N L Alexander World War 2 KIA view
E T Andrews World War 2 KIA view
G E Armstrong World War 2 KIA view
R A Armstrong World War 2 KIA view
R G Armstrong World War 2 KIA view
G E W Baldwin World War 2 DOD view
J W Balmer World War 2 DOD/POW view
C S Balzer World War 2 KIA view
L B Barnes World War 2 DOW view
G T Bartholomew Vietnam War Acc Kd view
Address
Lismore Memorial Baths
179 Molesworth Street
Lismore NSW 2480
Local Government Area
  • Lismore, City of
Setting
  • Public square
Memorial type
  • Monument
Recorded by
Mr. Wilson McClelland, City of Lismore RSL Sub-branch
Established date
1961
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
1961-11-11
Dedication date
11 November 1961
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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