Tamworth National Serviceman's War Memorial

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. It commemorates those who served in armed conflicts in Korea, Malaya, Borneo, and Vietnam between 1950 and 1967.

This memorial consists of two brass plaques fixed to a roughly triangular granite slab, with a flagpole behind. The slab sits within a large semi-circle of brick paving, with a low semi-circular brick retaining wall behind on which memorial brass plaques commemorating the deaths of returned servicemen are mounted. 

This monument, along with several other war memorials, is located in front of Tamworth Railway Station in Railway War Memorial Park and lies within the curtilage of heritage-listed train station. The memorial faces Marius Street.

Inscription

Top plaque

NATIONAL SERVICEMEN 51-72

NAVY - ARMY - AIRFORCE AUSTRALIA

Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Monte Bello, Maralinga, Vietnam

Bottom plaque

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
Railway War Memorial Park
146 Marius Street
Tamworth NSW 2340
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Stone/bushrock
Recorded by
Sydney Trains
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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