Tamworth National Servicemans War Memorial 1951-1972

Tamworth National Servicemans War Memorial 1951-1972Tamworth National Servicemans War Memorial 1951-1972Tamworth National Servicemans War Memorial 1951-1972
Description

 

The National Servicemen Memorial was unveiled by Tony Windsor, member for New England and dedicated by Captain Dean Smith of the Salvation Army, Tamworth, 9 February 2002.
 
This memorial consists of two brass plaques fixed to a roughly triangular granite plinth with a flagpole behind. The plinth sits within a large brick-paved semi-circle with a low semi-circular brick retaining wall behind on which are mounted memorial brass plaques commemorating the deaths of returned servicemen. Two large plaques are fixed to the plinth facing Marius Street and include the following inscriptions: "This memorial was erected by the members of the Oxley Sub-branch of the National Servicemen's Association of Australia (Tamworth) and by the generosity of the citizens of Tamworth to honour the memory of all those who served in the Navy, Army and Airforce Australia at home and abroad as National Servicemen in the years from 1951 to 1972." It commemorates those who served in armed conflicts in Korea, Malaya, Borneo, and Vietnam between 1950 and 1967.

This monument, along with several other war memorials, is located in front of Tamworth Railway Station in a park known as Railway War Memorial Park and lies within the curtilage of heritage-listed train station.

Inscription

 

This memorial was erected by the members of the Oxley Sub-branch of the National Servicemen's Association of Australia (Tamworth) and by the generosity of the citizens of Tamworth to honour the memory of all those who served in the Navy, Army and Airforce Australia at home and abroad as National Servicemen in the years from 1951 to 1972

Address
Marius Street
between Brisbane & Bourke streets
Tamworth NSW 2340
Location/surrounding area
Railway War Memorial Park, part of Tamworth Railway Station
Recorded by
Sydney Trains
Conflict/s
Korea, 1950-1953
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Second World War, 1939-1945
Vietnam, 1962-1975

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