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.
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
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.
Atlantic; Mediterranean; Coral Sea; Leyte Gulf; New Guinea; Bismark Sea; Gilbert Islands; Arctic Convoys; Guadalcanal; Matapan; Malaya; Malta Convoys; Indian Ocean; Darwin.
Britain; France; Athens; Burma; Greece; El Alamein; Tobruk; Western Desert; Norway; Dunkirk; New Britain; Sicily/Italy; Darwin.
Bardia; Greece & Crete; New Guinea; New Britain; Solomon Islands; Borneo; North Africa; Sicily; Italy; Malaysia; Korea; Vietnam; Darwin; Tobruk.
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