Mortdale Memorial Park and associated memorials

Description

The name 'Mortdale Memorial Park' was assigned the Reserve in July 1997, and is a fitting war memorial commemorating Mortdale people who served their country in time of war. The park features a central brick cenotaph to which is affixed a number of honour rolls.

Flag staffs, service commemorative objects, and a number of individual memorials are all set within a well-kept tranquil grassed area with numerous shade trees. Individual Navy, Airforce and Nursing Service memorials are presented within the section below.

NOTE: Some name plaques list personnel under composite war headings, such as 'Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam' OR 'World War II Korea'. In the lists below, conflicts are included only when clearly identified for the person concerned.

Inscription

The Main Plaque for the Memorial Park reads:

'This plaque was laid by Mortdale RSL Sub Branch In appreciation to Hurstville City Council for their contribution towards this Memorial Park and Cenotaph To honour the 101,048 Servicemen and Servicewoman who paid the supreme sacrifice

LEST WE FORGET

Unveiled by G. E. (Rusty) Priest A. M. NSW RSL State President 28th March 1999'

 

A separate plaque reads:

Hurstville City Council

This plaque was unveiled by His Worship the Mayor of Hurstville Councillor Mick Frawley on Sunday 28th March 1999 in commemoration of the patriotism, valour and sacrifice of our servicemen and servicewomen in all war Clr. M O Frawley (Mayor) H E J Wallace FIMM (General Manager)

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
G E A Agate World War 1 KIA view
C Agnew Not Recorded view
F Akers World War 1 view
L Amery Not Recorded view
J B Appleby World War 2 view
E Arps World War 2 view
W Arps Not Recorded view
A J Jnr Asplet World War 2 view
R Asplet World War 2 view
R Atkins World War 2 view
Address
Corner Oxford Street and Boundary Road
Mortdale NSW 2223
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Mr Rusty Priest AM, former RSL State President (NSW Branch). Harry Willey - Photograph. Hurstville City Library, Museum & Gallery
Established date
1940
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945
Vietnam, 1962 - 1975
Korea, 1950-1953
Malayan Emergency 1948 - 1960
Borneo 1962-1966

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