Wallsend Soldiers' Memorial

Description

A relocated memorial. A sandstone tapered obelisk with a flat summit on which rests an elevated marble alcove, supported by four classical columns.

Within this structure rests a block with each face displaying a name plaque with the words, 'In Memory of'

Inscription

(original site - Nelson Street Wallsend)
'Wallsend Soldiers' Memorial was erected on this site in 1919 by
public subscription in commemoration of service & sacrifice
to those who fought and fell in the Great War of 1914-1918.'

'The original Memorial was relocated in Wallsend Park in 1971.
This Memorial also marks the site from which the original
members of the 1st AIF departed for overseas service.'

(north face - top)
'Lest We Forget
Our Heroes who Fought and Fell in the Great War 1914-1918'

(all faces - top)
On the top of the centre section, above the names, are the words:
'In Memory of'

(north face - bottom)
'A Tribute of Honour
To Sons and Citizens of Glorious Memory
All for Each and Each for All twas thus they heard
the Empire's call for Freedom Home and Motherland.'

'Red Cross Contingent
They were also ready and their names liveth for evermore
Matron B. Lowrey
Matron A. Cuthbertson Sister I.E. Lovell
Sister L. Abell Royal Red Cross
Nurse E. Scott'

(east face - bottom)
'Erected by Public Subscription
in Commemoration of Service and Sacrifice
in the World's Greatest War 1914-1918'

(south face - bottom)
'To Those Who Paid The Supreme Sacrifice
1939-45 - Korea - Vietnam'

(west face - bottom)
'This Monument was unveiled on the 24th May 1919
by the Hon. John Estell M.L.A.
Adam Cook
Thomas Abel Esq J.P.
Town Clerk Mayor.'

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pte E Abbott World War 1 view
Pte J S Abel World War 1 view
Sister L Abell Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR) Red Cross Contingent - Royal Red Cross view
Pte A Anderson World War 1 view
Pte L Andrews World War 1 KIA view
Sergt A Archibald World War 1 KIA view
Pte W Arkley World War 1 view
Lieut F E Armstrong World War 1 view
Pte T Aspley World War 1 view
Pte F S Atkinson World War 1 view
Address
Wallsend Park, facing Cowper Street.
Wallsend NSW 2287
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established date
1919
Dedication date

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