Towamba and District First and Second World Wars Memorial

Description

Granite obelisk with two matching memorial gate posts, one on each side, and surounded by an steel wire fence. The honour roll and dedication for the First World War is inscribed on the obelisk and on the gate posts for the Second World War. 

Inscription

Obelisk - front

KILLED

GREATER LOVE HATH
NO MAN THAN HE
WHO LAYS DOWN
HIS LIFE
FOR HIS COUNTRY

[Names]

Obelisk - back

Returned
[Names]

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY
THE RESIDENTS OF
TOWAMBA AND DISTRICT
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN WHO
SERVED AND ENLISTED
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919.

Obelisk - side 

Enlisted
[Names]

Obelisk - side 

Returned
[Names]

Left gate post

THIS MEMORIAL
WAS ERECTED BY
THE RESIDENTS OF
TOWAMBA
AND
DISTRICT
IN HONOUR OF THE
MEN AND WOMEN WHO
SERVED AND ENLISTED
IN
WORLD WAR II
1939 - 45.

Right gate post

[Name]
Returned
[Names]
Enlisted
[Names]
Service Women
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Tpr B Beasley World War 1 1539 AIF 2nd Remount Unit view
Pte E J ( J E ) Beasley World War 1 KIA 23.07.1916 2555 AIF 9th Btn Villers-Bretonneux, France view
Pte H E S Beasley World War 1 5972 AIF 2nd Btn view
Pte J H Beasley World War 1 2113 AIF 20th Btn view
A C Beasley World War 2 view
C B Beasley World War 2 view
R G Beasley World War 1 view
L E Beasley World War 2 view
Pte A C Beasley World War 1 1535 AIF 1st Light Horse view
Pte A J Beasley World War 1 5973 AIF 32nd Btn view

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Address
Towamba Sportsground
23 Towamba Street
Towamba NSW 2550
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Bega Valley Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Year of construction
1924
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
21 November 1925
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
Materials
  • Granite