Macarthur Gardens Retirement Village - Campbelltown

Description: 

The ex-servicemen and -women of the Macarthur Gardens Retirement Village in Campbelltown can now commemorate all the significant days of the calendar without being forced to leave their complex. The sandstone war memorial which was supported by local business stands approximately 1.2 metres and is 400mm thick. It sits on a concrete block 3 meters by 1 meter deep. On the right hand side you’ll find a plinth 900 by 600 mm for standing upon when commemorative services on Anzac Day and Remembrance Days are held on site.

Attached to the front of the sandstone memorial you will find a bronze plaque 300 by 200 mm with the words “We Will Remember Them”. The plaque also has the Royal Australian Navy, The Australian Army (Rising Sun Badge) and Royal Australian Air Force Badge, all cast in bronze.

The memorial is dedicated to all service personnel in all conflicts. Behind the memorial there stands a 6 metre flag pole in the garden with “Spirit of ANZAC Grevilleas”, “Veteran’s Honour” Rose, “Macarthur” Rose and Rosemary and Lavender  plants and it is surrounded by a flat grassy area.

In front of the memorial there is a raised hilly area with a natural Australian bushland setting overlooking the memorial and there is a pathway leading down pass the pond to two garden seats for quiet reflections. The pathway is lit up at night by solar operated bollard lights.

The dedication on 7th October 2015 included speeches, a welcome to country, the mounting of the catafalque party from the Australian Army, the RSL Corps of Guards from the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park and a performance of The Last Post by the Australian Army band bugler.

 

Inscription: 

We will Remember Them

 

Dedication date: 

7 October 2015
 

War: 

All Conflicts
 
Dedication Service 7-10-2015Smoking CeremonyCatafalque Party and RSL Corps of GuardsDedication Service Rev. Carter-LockeFlag Pole and MemorialPlaqueMemorialMemorialMemorial and gardensRear view of memorialRear view of memorial looking towards the raised areaMemorial from top of raised hillMemorial from top of raised hillMemorialRemembrance Wreaths on 07-10-2015
 

Recorded by: 

Ronald L McIntosh
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Englorie Park - Campbelltown
 

Address Data: 

100 Gilchrist Dr
Macarthur Gardens Retirement Village Stockland
Campbelltown NSW 2560
 
 

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