Pearl Beach Progress Association's Memorial Hall and Honour Rolls

Updated monumentOriginal brick monumentEvery Mother's Son, Pg22, Published by Gosford City Council in 1997, by Michael Rokesbuty
Description

A war memorial hall dedicated to all wars, with separate monument and mounted plaque within the grounds. The monument is dedicated to those who served in the Second World War and Korea. 

From Every Mother's Son, Pg22, Published by Gosford City Council in 1997, by Michael Rokesbuty:

Pearl Beach War Memorial. Corner of Diamond Road and Amethyst Avenue, Pearl Beach. 

In October, 1948 Gosford Shire Councillor W. L. Lloyd of Umina laid a fondation stone for the Pearl Beach Memorial Community Hall Construction. Construction was completed in September 1950 with a dedication and official opening ceremony conducted at that time.

Also unveiled and dedicated on that day was a memorial tablet constructed at the front of the hall and facing the street. The memorial was built as a donation by Mr. Jack Butler. The Rev Cyril Francis, Rural Dean of Gosford conducted the ceremony. Following the dedication, Mr Yeo, State President of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A., laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial. 

The names as they appear on the roll of honour: L. J. Gallard, A.I.F.; M. F. Murphy, A.I.F.; W. N. Green, R.A.N.; W. J. Steinbeck, A.I.F.; L. A. Lowe, R.A.R. - Korea 1950. All of these men lost their life.

The war memorial is currently being updated. 

Inscription

Hall:

Pearl Beach Memorial Community Hall

Plaque:

In memory of

[Names]

Who paid the supreme sacrifice Second World War 1939 - 1945

[Name]

Korea 1950.

 

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
W J Steinbeck   World War 2 KIA A.I.F.  view
M F Murphy     World War 2 KIA A.I.F. view
L A Low         Korea 1950 KIA R.A.R. view
W N Green       World War 2 KIA R.A.N. view
L J Gallard    World War 2 KIA A.I.F. view
Address
9 Diamond Road
Pearl Beach NSW 2256
Local Government Area
  • Central Coast Council
Location status
Unknown
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Public building
Recorded by
Kay Williams, Prof Peter Gawthrop of Glasgow, Ian Butler, grandson of ret serviceman Jack Butler who built the original memorial
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • All conflicts

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