Lyle Rose RSL Memorial Park, Sawtell


Memorial park in Sawtell, featuring a granite memorial cenotaph and brick columbarium. A number of dedicatory plaques are attached throughout the space. As a combined cemetery/memorial, names of those deceased during the previous year are added on 11 November each Remembrance Day.



Lest We Forget

To Our Glorious Dead


Sawtell Memorial Park

We mourn them here
Our dreaming dead.
In this quiet hallowed place
To heroes dedicate.

As once they loved all this
Warm sands - Sea breeze
Tall trees and distant hills.
The magpies glory in the early morn
We chose this spot.

We took our memories and placed them here.
And planted trees, like memories, evergreen
To thrive and grow.
More cherished than the years.
Speak quietly here - tread soft.
The men who loved these sands dream on
The blessed peace for which they fought is theirs
In this tree-ringed, green, lovely spot.




Proudly sponsored by
Sawtell RSL Club Ltd
Sawtell RSL Sub-Branch
Sawtell RSL Womens Auxiliary
Sawtell Ex-Naval Association
Coffs District Vietnam Veterans Association
Coffs District Air Force Association
Coffs District TPI Association
Mr Ian Leggatt
Dedicated 3rd August 1997

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Toms A M 53696 RAAF view
Hardie A C M NX25790 2/7 Btn view
Pennell A C M QX47185 65 Inf Btn view
Blinkin A J M 26387 RAN view
McKee A P M NX41968 2/5 Field Reg view
J L Adams NX107159 AIF 13/33rd Inf. Btn. view
ling AHR M NX81239 2/4 Arm Reg view
F F Anderson NX113406 55/53 Inf. Btn.. view
J C Anderson 71-OE RN-R view
M Andrews NX135207 2/25 Aust. Tpt. PI. view
Cnr Fourth Avenue and Johnson Lane
Sawtell NSW 2452
Local Government Area
  • Coffs Harbour, City of
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Cenotaph
  • Garden/park
Recorded by
Irene Pearson, Hon. Sec. Sawtell RSL Sub-Branch
Established date
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
03 August 1997
  • All conflicts

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