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

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

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.

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Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private C Booker World War 2 NX2204 Army Libya view
Flight Sergeant K Finch World War 2 429070 RAAF Germany view
Private C Freeman World War 2 VX6522 Army Libya view
Sergeant V French World War 2 QX9073 Army Australia view
Private T Kendrick World War 2 NX113278 Army Papua view
Private A Towers World War 2 NX43433 Army Malaya view
N William World War 2 view

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Address
38-40 Stuart Street
Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Local Government Area
Byron Shire
Setting
Roadside
Memorial type
Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Year of construction
1945-1949
Dedication date
25 April 1949
Conflict/s
Second World War, 1939–45