Wilberforce District Memorial and Gates

Description

Wilberforce Park contains a white stone obelisk with the impression of crossed rifles at the top. The memorial is surrounded by a circular, black-iron picket fence. The names are imprinted in black on white marble. It was dedicated on 12 October 1918, and relocated to the park in 1966. This memorial was origionally the Ebenezer war memorial but with council area boundries changing it became the Wilberforce memorial. Next to the obelisk is a white flagpole. Also, at the entrance to the park at the corner of Duke and George Roads are a set of gates which were dedicated to those who served in the Second World War on 19 August 1947.

Inscription

Obelisk - side 1

Erected
to perpetuate
the memory of
the men from
Wilberforce and distrcit
who took part in
The Great War
1914 -1919

Peace with Victory
World War II
1939 - 1945
Korea
1950 -1953
Vietnam
1965 - 1972

Obelisk - side 2

The Empire called and they answered from Wilberforce.
[Names]

Erected by the residents of Wilberforce
1918. 

[Names]

Gates plaque

Wilberforce Park

In honour of the men and women
of Wilberforce District
who served in the force of freedom
in World War II
1939-1945

Unveiled by Cr. H. C. Matheson,
19th August 1947,
president of Colo Shire.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Pte J Anderson World War 1 view
C Argent World War 2 view
R Argent World War 2 view
W Armstrong World War 2 view
H G Arnold World War 2 view
G D Arnold World War 2 view
C Aylett World War 2 view
Pte T Balcombe World War 1 view
B Ballard World War 2 view
T Banks World War 2 view
Address
Wilberforce Park
Macquarie, Duke and Church Roads
Wilberforce NSW 2756
Local Government Area
  • Hawkesbury, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Gate/lychgate
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
Ms Jane Williamson and Peter Levarre-Waters
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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