Mitchell Park Memorial Gates - Merewether

Description

The Memorial originally incorporated ornamental gates, which have been replaced by brickwork. The marble columns are faced with lead-lettered honour rolls (the lead from some sections has regrettably been removed).The memorial is located on Mitchell Street as an entrance to Mitchell Park. Robert Street is directly opposite the gates.

The left inner column is surmounted by the marble bust of a soldier, with a sailor's bust adorning the inner right column.

A cross is central to the complex, with the words 'Lest We Forget' immediately above. 1914 appears prominently on the base of the outer left column, with 1919 on the right column.

NOTE: The honour rolls are sequenced by enlistment years.

Inscription

[Right / Northern Side of gate]
This Memorial was unveiled by Brig. Gen J. Paton C.B. C.M.G. V.D. on the 12th March 1921.

Ald R. Wells Esq President, W. R. Adamson Esq Secretary, Ald J. Campbell Esq Treasurer, G.F. Turner Esq Architect.

[Left column]
Erected by the Citizens of Merewether, in commemoration of the services and sacrifices of the men who fought and fell in the world's greatest war.
War declared 4th August 1914.
Armistice signed 11th November 1918
Peace declared 28th June 1919.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Pte H Abell World War 1 KIA view
Pte G Adamthwaite World War 1 view
A.Mec M Adderly World War 1 view
Pte F Alberts World War 1 KIA view
Pte A Alder World War 1 view
Pte R Alder World War 1 view
Pte T L Allanson World War 1 view
Pte J Allanson World War 1 view
Pte T H Allanson World War 1 KIA view
Sgt W H Allwood World War 1 view
Address
Mitchell Street and Robert Street
Merewether NSW 2291
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established date
1921
Dedication date
1921-03-12 00:00:00.0

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