Manilla Second World War Commemorative Archway

Description

This memorial consists of two stone pillars, supporting a metal arch. The arch spans a driveway leading to Chaffey Park. There are several plaques attached to the pillars, as well as to several bushrocks nearby.

The memorial is located at the eastern end of Strafford Street near Chaffey Park.

Inscription

Arch

Manilla Remembers 1945/1995

Left pillar - plaque

"This Commemorative Arch was erected by the Community of Manilla as a memorial to mark the 50th Anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in the pacific, that cessation effectively ending WWII".

Right pillar - plaque

Australia Remembers 1945-1995
This Commemorative Arch was officially opened by Mr. G.E. (Rusty) Priest, State President, R.S.L. of Australia (NSW Branch) on Sunday, 2nd February, 1997.

Manilla R.S.L. Sub Branch: Mr. D. B. (Bruce) Upson  President, Mr. J. B. (Jack) Charlton Secretary.

Manilla Shire Council: CR. James T. Maxwell Mayor, Mr. John S. Hunt General Manager.

Lest we forget

Bushrock plaque

WOMEN WHO SERVED IN THE SERVICES DURING WORLD WAR II

Australian Army Nursing Service; Australian Naval Nursing Service; Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service; Australian Women’s Army Service; Australian Army Medical Women’s Service; Women’s Australian Air Force; Australian Women’s Land Army. 

Bushrock plaque

NAVY

Atlantic; Mediterranean; Coral Sea; Leyte Gulf; New Guinea; Bismark Sea; Gilbert Islands; Arctic Convoys; Guadalcanal; Matapan; Malaya; Malta Convoys; Indian Ocean; Darwin.

Bushrock plaque

R.A.A.F. 

Britain; France; Athens; Burma; Greece; El Alamein; Tobruk; Western Desert; Norway; Dunkirk; New Britain; Sicily/Italy; Darwin.

Bushrock plaque

ARMY

Bardia; Greece & Crete; New Guinea; New Britain; Solomon Islands; Borneo; North Africa; Sicily; Italy; Malaysia; Korea; Vietnam; Darwin; Tobruk.

Address
101 Strafford Street
Manilla NSW 2346
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Arch
Recorded by
Des Stark
Established date
1996
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
1997-02-02
Dedication date
02 February 1997
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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