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Walcha and District War Memorial

Walcha and District War Memorial
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Description / Background

Situated on one of the highest points of Walcha, the memorial column stands more than 7.6 meters high. The column is made of red granite from Aberdeen, Scotland. The granite grail at the top of the column is from nearby Uralla. The column sits atop a stone pillar, with marble steps at the base. The memorial tablets set in concrete on the four sides of the pillar are of Swedish granite and the steps are from Wagga Wagga. A plaque with dedication and honour roll for the Second World War has been added at the bottom of the pillar on the front face. 

The memorial and garden were opened in 1922, having been established from public donations. The nearby memorial gates were donated by pupils of Walcha Preparatory School. 

On the ground in front of the column are the Walcha and District War Memorial Pavers


Pillar - inscription 1

In loving remembrance of the fallen and to perpetuate the names of all who served in the Great War 1914-1919

Pillar - inscription 2

Sacred to the memory of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War II from Walcha & District 1939-1945

Gate plaque - left pillar

Soldiers Memorial 1914-1919
Erected by the people of Walcha and district

Gates and Piers donated by children of Walcha Preperatory School

Gate plaque - right pillar

Gallipoli, Palestine, France
Flanders, Somme
Pozieres, Bullecourt, Messines, Paschendaele, Amiens, Villers, Bretoneaux, Mont St Quentin

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
F Ahrens World War 1 AIF view
J Ahrens World War 1 AIF view
J A S Ahrens World War 1 AIF view
S G Amm World War 1 AIF view
F R Archibald World War 2 NX15456 AIF view
W H Bacon World War 1 3687 AIF view
G R Barbour World War 1 AIF view
T D Barbour World War 1 AIF view
A Barwick World War 1 AIF view
H T Bath World War 1 AIF view

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Walcha Anzac Memorial Park
Cnr Derby and Hill Street
Walcha NSW 2354
Local Government Area
Walcha Shire
Memorial type
Recorded by
Robert Preston
Year of construction
Dedication date
20 December 1922
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45