Urunga War Memorial

Description

Ornately decorated granite pillar, surmounted by a carved Crown and mounted on three steps. It is inscribed with a roll of honor for the First World War on the sides of the pillar. A roll for the Second World War was added later and unveiled on 25 April 1949. A further plaque for a veteran from the Vietnam war has also been added over time. 

Notes on veterans' names:

  • On the memorial F. Morse-Kincaid and J. Morse are both recorded with the surname Kincaid. Both were the sons of Edith M. Kincaid.
  • All status codes are taken from information in the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database, and the National Archives of Australia.
  • The Australian War Memorial also notes a Distinguished Fying Cross was awarded to W. K. Bennett.
Inscription

Side 1 - pillar 

In memory of
the under-mentioned
Urunga boys
who fell in the Great War
1914-1918.
[Names]

Side 1 - base

Also in memory of
Urunga Members of the Forces
who gave their lives in the 1939-1945 War
[Names]

Sides 2-4

URUNGA ROLL OF HONOR
1914-1918
[Names]

Plaque

Vietnam
[Name]
Lest we forget

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
C Ainsworth World War 1 view
H Arnold World War 1 view
T Atherton World War 1 view
S Atkins World War 1 DOD view
G M Ballard World War 2 DOD/DPOW view
J Bell World War 1 DOW view
W K Bennett World War 2 KIA view
R Buckman World War 2 Acc Kd view
H Buckman World War 1 view
T Buckman World War 1 view
Address
Cnr Bonville and Bowra Streets
Urunga NSW 2455
Local Government Area
  • Bellingen Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Mr. David Roden. Updated photographs by John and Barb Piggott.
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
09/30/1922
Dedication date
30 September 1922
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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