Walsh Memorial Park Bomaderry


Walsh Memorial Park in Bomaderry contains numerous memorials. The main memorial consists of three large rough hewn silver grey Moruya granite blocks, grouped together. The blocks symbolise the many mountain campaigns undertaken by the Army and Air Force and the mountainous seas encountered by the Navy. The memorial commemmorates the service of personnel in all campaigns. In front of the memorial is a sandstone forecourt, which is a reminder of the engagements in the desert. The evergreens in the gardens symbolise jungle campaigns. The memorial is flanked on either side by walls of remembrance. It was rebuilt in 1994 and rededicated on 11 November 1994.

Additional memorials have been added to the park at various times to commemmorate separate confrontations and various organisations, including multiple bushrock memorials, plinths and an anchor.


Main memorial plaque 1

This Cenotaph was re-dedicated by Commodore G. A. Morton, RAN, Commanding Officer, HMAS Albatross. In memory of our fallen comrades in all theatres of conflict. Re-dedicated 11-11-1994.

Main memorial plaque 2

In memory of our fallen comrades in all theatres of conflict
Rededicated 11-11- 1994

Main memorial plaque 3

Lest We Forget

Main memorial plaque honour roll

Lest We Forget
1939 - 1945
Bomaderry War Memorial Fund


In memory of Korea
1950 - 1956

Plinth plaque

1899 1999
In remembrance of 100 yers of service nursing
Lest We Forget
Bomaderry R.S.L.

Plinth plaque

In memory of all Merchant Mariners who paid the supreme sacrifice
Lest We Forget

Plinth plaque

1945 - 1995
This plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II and is dedicated to all the men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice
Lest We Forget


To commemorate 1945 - 1995
The past and present members of the Bomaderry R.S.L. Women`s Auxiliary and to remember those that stayed behind
Lest We Forget

Plinth plaque

1945 1953
British Commonwealth Forces
We served by example
B.C.O.F. Veterans of Australia
In honour of the men and women who served in Japan
Lest We Forget


H.M.A.S. Shoalhaven
Flotilla Leader 1st Frigate Flotilla 1946 - 1956
P.N.G. 1946 - 48
Shanghai 1949
B.C.O.F. Japan 1949 - 50
Korea 1950
Monte Bello 1952
Korea 1954 - 55
This plaque was erected by the men who served aboard this ship in war and peace with great pride.


Lest We Forget
Our comrades who remain on the battlefield of North Korea
Army 1 - 2 - 3 RAR [ Names ]
RAAF - 77 Squadron [ Names ]
RAN - FLeet Air Arm - 805 Squadron [ Names ]
Missing in action their souls finding their way home
This plaque was geneorusly donated by the Strathie family of Wray Owen Funerals as a community service project

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
AB Douglas E Hardy RAN Canberra view
Sgn Roy V Guthrie World War 2 NX151281 Army 2nd AustC view
LAC Alfred J Gubb World War 2 139432 RAAF 5 ACS view
LAAH Darren Green R58876 RAN 135 HVF view
Pte Bruce A Grace World War 2 NX373103 AIF Supply Dep view
Pte Henry R Geogheghan World War 1 N279375 Army 22nd Btn view
Cpl James P Frost World War 2 WX192104 AIF 9th Div view
LASE2 Brian Leonard Fernie B045357 RAN view
CPO Robert W Fayers R48528 RAN view
Gnr Basil N Emery World War 2 NX579866 Army 2/6 ASB view
Walsh Memorial Park
55 Meroo Street
Bomaderry NSW 2541
Local Government Area
  • Shoalhaven, City of
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Garden/park
  • Stone/bushrock
  • Other
Recorded by
Tony Smith, Hon. Secretary, Bomaderry RSL Sub-Branch.
Established date
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
11 November 1994
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Occupation of Japan, 1946–51
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • All conflicts

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