St Martin's Church Second World War Memorial Gates, Mullumbimby

St Martin's Church war memorial gatesSt Martin's ChurchSt Martin's Church plaque 1St Martin's Church plaque 2
Description

The memorial gates consist of decorative wrought iron gates with red brick pillars. Two plaques bearing a dedication and honour roll for seven men who fell in the Second World War are attached to the pillars. The memorial was dedicated by the Bishop of Grafton, Right Reverend C. E. Storrs at the Anzac Service held in St. Martin's Church on 25 April 1949.

The Northern Star on 19 April 1945, reported the Parochial Council of St Martin's Church of England had decided to erect a brick fence with memorial gates "to perpetuate the memory of Church of England men of the district who served in the present war." The gates were to be erected in the Stuart Street frontage of the church. Reverend Storrs and Mr Louis Williams of Melbourne, the Diocesan Architect, visited Mullumbimby in May 1946 to consider the design of the gates and fence. In July 1946 the Mullumbimby parishioners received a report the plans were complete. The church called tenders for the work on 2 October 1946. It was in July 1947 Canon Rowe reported plans were in hand for the erection of the memorial.

Inscription

Left plaque

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
A GRATEFUL TRIBUTE
TO ALL WHO SERVED
IN WORLD WAR II
1939 - 45.

Right plaque

WHEN YOU GO HOME, TELL THEM OF US AND SAY.
FOR THEIR TOMORROW WE GAVE TODAY.

[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private C Booker World War 2 KIA 3/1/1941 NX2204 Army 2/2nd Aust Inf Battalion Libya view
Flight Sergeant K Finch World War 2 KIA 25/3/1944 429070 RAAF No. 61 Squadron (RAF) Germany view
Private C Freeman World War 2 KIA 21/1/1941 VX6522 Army 2/8th Aust Inf Battalion Libya view
Sergeant V French World War 2 DOI 11/4/1943 QX9073 Army 5th Aust M G Battalion Australia view
Private T Kendrick World War 2 KIA 30/12/1942 NX113278 Army 39th Aust Inf Battalion Papua view
Private A Towers World War 2 KIA 9/2/1942 NX43433 Army 2/20th Aust Inf Battalion Malaya view
N William World War 2 view
Address
38-40 Stuart Street
Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Local Government Area
  • Byron Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1945-1949
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
04/25/1949
Dedication date
25 April 1949
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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