2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government interviewed WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
Penrith's Memory Park and honour roll walls were first unveiled on 8 July 1922. The memorials have been refurbished recently and were rededicated on 31 October 2008.
The newer design was chosen form four different proposals submitted by artist and sculptor Terrance Plowright. A feature of the park is now the memorial sculpture. The construction used 23.5 tonnes of local sandstone, one tonne of cast bronze, 316 stainless steel plate, 11 cubic metres of concrete and steel and LED lighting with controllers. The sculpture contains four bronze figures. They were cast using the “Lost Wax Technique” and represent the Navy, Army, Air Force and Women's Royal Australian Naval Service. The central stainless steel contemporary form represents the “Eternal Flame” and incorporates 49 LED’s wired to a control unit which enables each light to flicker on and off randomly. The stainless steel ribbons at the base of the figures help tie, or lead, them back to the flame. There is LED lighting recessed within the sculpture to highlight cavities or spaces, helping to create a greater dramatic outcome.
To the front left and right sides of the sculpture are four walls bearing the original honour roll tablets and later rolls and plaques. The walls each weigh approximately 2.5 tonnes.
Notes on veterans' names:
The Great War 1914 - 1918
This park and memorial
was dedicated by
His Exc. Sir Walter Davidson K.C.M.G.
July 8th 1922
Penrith Roll of Honour
In memory of those who
gave their lives on active service
World War 2. 1939-1945
Malay Peninsular 1964-1966
For your tomorrow we gave our today.
His Excellency Rear Admiral,
Sir David Martin K.C.M.C., A.O.
Governor of New South Wales.
27th June 1989.
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflicts||Fate||Service No.||Service||Campaign||Link|
|F A||Abbott||World War 1||KIA||view|
|M K S||Adams||World War 1||view|
|L M T||Adams||World War 1||view|
|L C||Adams||World War 2||KIA||Army||view|
|F||Ahmelman||World War 1||view|
|G||Ahmelman||World War 1||view|
|C||Andrews||World War 1||view|
|H V||Andrews||World War 1||view|
|J C L||Arrowsmith||World War 1||view|
|W G R||Arrowsmith||World War 1||view|
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