Shoalhaven Heads Memorial Park

Martin ButterfieldMartin Butterfield
Description

Various memorials - in the form of a flagstaff with accompanying sandstone obelisk, and a descendant pine from the original 'Lone Pine' of Gallipoli.

Inscription

At 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

 

At base of flagpole, middle plaque:

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

 

At 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

 

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.

 

For information on the Lone Pine descendant and memorial seats, see Additional Images/Information... Below.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s 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
Corner Shoalhaven Heads Road and,David Berry Street
Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2536
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Mount Ousley Public School
Established date
1996
Dedication date
1996-04-13 00:00:00.0

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