All Saints Anglican Church Great War Memorial Gate, Nowra

Description

This memorial lych gate stands at the entrance to the Anglican Church in Plunkett Street, Nowra. Lych gates were originally designed to allow the coffin to be rested prior to being brought into the church for a funeral service. In this case the gate has been designed as a war memorial, providing a rare example where these two mortuary forms have been combined.

The gate has been built from rough sawn timber with a sandstone base and slate tiled roof. It has been designed in an 'Arts and Craft' manner. A bronze plaque set in the sandstone base at the right of the gate lists 12 members from the local parish who died in the First World War. A similar plaque on the left bears the dedication. 

Construction of the gate was advertised for tender in the magazine Building on 4 February 1921, and the successful tender was accepted the following month. The gate was completed later that year.

The memorial includes the names of two brothers who died in the Great War, (Trooper) John Campbell who enlisted 19 July 1915 and served at Gallipoli and (Private) Harry Campbell. Also listed is (Private) Francis Lymberry, a veteran of Gallipoli who was severely wounded on the Western Front and was repatriated to Australian on 21 July 1917. He died in Nowra from the effects of these wounds two years later and is buried in the Church of England Cemetery at Nowra. 

Inscription

Dedication plaque

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS'

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pvt Alec Lawrence Anderson World War 1 KIA 5939 17th Btn Belgium view
Pvt Harry William Campbell World War 1 KIA 3364 54th Btn France view
Trp John Thomas Campbell World War 1 KIA 2323 7th ALH Palestine view
Pvt Septimus Douglas Glandville World War 1 KIA 5102 49th Btn Belgium view
Cpl Percy Bertram Harrison World War 1 KIA 2376 1st Machine Gun Btn France view
Pvt Leslie Clive Lake World War 1 KIA 5733 Fleurs - France view
Pvt Francis Henry William Lymbery World War 1 DOW 3088 45 Btn view
Pvt George Lawrence Newall World War 1 DOW 932 15 Btn Gallipoli view
L/Cpl Charles Samuel Parker World War 1 KIA 2414 3rd Btn Zonnebeke - Belgium view
Pvt Aaron Frederick William Phillips World War 1 KIA 965 3rd Btn Lone Pine - Gallipoli view
Address
70 Plunkett Street
Nowra NSW 2541
Local Government Area
  • Shoalhaven, City of
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Mr Andrew Howell, Architect
Established date
1921
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
09/15/1921
Dedication date
15 September 1921
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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