National Service Memorial - Bardia Barracks Ingleburn Military Precinct
A hewn granite rock faced with a bronze dedicatory plaque, the whole set within a walled garden, complete with flag staff.
Note: [Excerpt from Media Release from The Hon. Danna Vale MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs,
Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence. Bardia Day 2002]
'More than 300 000 Australians were conscripted from all walks of life into military service during the 50s, 60s and 70s,' Minister Vale said.
'National Servicemen, or 'nashos' as they were affectionately known, made a vital contribution to our Defence Force in a time of need.'
The Minister said that National Servicemen went on to serve with the regular forces in the Korean War, Malayan Emergency and Borneo during the Indonesian Confrontation. More than 17 000 National Servicemen served with distinction in South Vietnam.
To Australia's National Servicemen
Erected by their comrades
This memorial was unveiled by (Rusty) Priest
NSW President of The Returned and Services League of Australia…