Manilla Commemorative Archway

Description

The arch spans a driveway where plaques are set on boulders to remember the Army, Navy, Airforce and Women's services.The memorial is located at the eastern end of Strafford Street near Chaffey Park.

Inscription

Archway Plaques:
(1)
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. J. B. (Jack) Charlton
Secretary
Manilla Shire Council
C.R. James T. Maxwell
Mayor
Mr. John S. Hunt
General Manager

Lest We Forget

(2)
“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”

(3)
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

(4)
NAVY
Atlantic
Mediterranean
Coral Sea
Leyte Gulf
New Guinea
Bismark Sea
Gilbert Islands
Arctic Convoys
Guadalcanal
Matapan
Malaya
Malta Convoys
Indian Ovean
Darwin

(5)
R.A.A.F
Britain
France
Athens
Burma
Greece
El Alamein
Tobruk
Western Desert
Norway
Dunkirk
New Britain
Sicily/Italy
Darwin

(6) 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
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Des Stark
Established date
1996
Dedication date
1997-02-02 00:00:00.0

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