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.
In memory of those gallant men and women who gave their lives in service of their country
Lest We Forget
This stone was dedicated by the Rev. Walter Wheeldon and unveiled by Peter Knott on 13th April 1996
In honour of the men and women who served Australia in time of conflict during World War II Lest We Forget
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.
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