Shoalhaven Heads Memorial Park and Memorials

Martin ButterfieldMartin Butterfield
Description

Shoalhaven Heads Memorial Park contains several memorials, commemorating conflicts in which Australia has been involved. There is a descendant pine from the original 'Lone Pine' of Gallipoli, commemorating the First World War. A flagstaff with accompanying sandstone plinth bears a dedication to all servicepeople who gave their lives in all conflicts and another stone monument bearing plaques dedicated to National Service. 

Inscription

Base of flagpole, top plaque

In memory of those gallant men and women who gave their lives in service of their country

Lest We Forget

Base of flagpole, middle plaque

This stone was dedicated by the Rev. Walter Wheeldon and unveiled by Peter Knott on 13th April 1996

Base of flagpole, bottom plaque

In honour of the men and women who served Australia in time of conflict during World War II Lest We Forget

National Service monument plaque

This memorial is dedicated to all those National
Servicemen and reservist men and women who have served
Australia at home and overseas on active service

Between 1951 and 1972 over 290 000 men were conscripted
as national servicemen.

In the period 1964 - 1972, 63735 men were conscripted for 2 years
in Vietnam 18000 men served with great distinction, and of
their number 143 were killed in action. 28 died of wounds.
1 Missing in action and 880 were wounded.

They served in all corps and without doubt performed admirably
since the Australian Defense Force Reserves were re-activated.

In 1948 as citizen forces over 1250000 men and women have
served in the NAVY, ARMY and Air Force Services.

They have served all over Australia and in many locations
overseas. It is only in recent times that Governments have
sent formed units overseas on active service but individuals
have volunteered for service in various conflicts and
many UN Peace Keeping operations.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
H Ball view
J Barratt view
K Binner view
R Blackwell view
R Bolt view
G Bradd view
R Brokenshire view
W Brook view
E V Clohessy view
N Cox view
Address
Cnr Shoalhaven Heads Road and David Berry Street
Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2536
Local Government Area
  • Shoalhaven, City of
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Garden/park
Recorded by
Mount Ousley Public School
Established date
1996
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
1996-04-13
Dedication date
13 April 1996
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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