Newcastle District Tramways Roll of Honour


The front end of a steam tram is enclosed within a square brickwork monument, painted white with a glass front door. A clock has replaced the single head light from the tram and is set to 11 o'clock. A large cross is positioned on top of the memorial and it has a rock garden in the front. It is illuminated at night.

Inscriptions on the back, left and right sides are partially hidden by twin pine trees planted at the rear and growing around the sides. The memorial is on the edge of the grounds of the Gordon Avenue Bus Deport and faces north onto Denision Street. 


The cross


Inside - top

Newcastle District Tramways Roll of Honour

On front of tram

For King and Empire Tram number - 54A

Inside bottom

In Honour of the Living and to the Glorious Memory of the Dead

Front at bottom of glass door


Left side - east

World War II
For King and Country 1939-45

Rear - south

For King and Country 1914-18

Right side - west

Korea 1950-53 Vietnam 1962-72

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
R E Ball World War 1 view
J S Birse World War 1 view
R H Blackett World War 1 view
C E Blackett World War 1 view
T R Bond World War 1 view
C Bowman World War 1 view
J Brown World War 1 view
P Bruniges World War 1 view
O Bryant World War 1 view
S G Bull World War 1 view

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Cnr Dension Street and Gordon Avenue
Hamilton NSW 2303
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Other
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
14 December 1929
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75