Wongarbon Soldiers' Memorial

Description

Of obelisk type, the base being of reinforced concrete, each of the four faces bearing a panel white marble bearing the names inscriptions and designs inlaid with characters and letters. On the pedimental cap, inlaid with lead, is a design of crossed guns, the Union Jack and the Australian Flag. From the base to the apex of the obelisk measures aproximately 4.8 metres. The monument is surrounded by a wrought iron, set between eight decorative concrete posts. The design concept and builder was W. Larcombe and Son of Dubbo.An article of the unveileing can be found here on the National Library's TROVE website

Inscription

The Great War of 1914 -1918 'They Heard The Call and Answered' Erected by the Citizens of Wongarbon & DistrictVeteran Notes:Lt Harry Davensport: Alias Harry Augustus SwendsonDvr William Thomas Dunn: On Memorial as T. DunnEtienne Louis Lasserre: On Memorial as L. LassereDvr Leslie Arthur Lye:On Memorial as T. LyePte Edward Joseph McSweeney: On Memorial as T. McSweeneyPte John Edward McLennan McLennan: On Memorial as E. McLennanPte Jacob Isak Palmgren: On Memorial as L. PalmgreenL/Cpl Harold Charle Robbins: On Memorial as H. RobinsPte Cyril James Tompkins: On memorial as J. TompkinsPte Henry Neirhoff: On Memorial as H. NeroffLieut John Valentine Roxburgh: On Memorial as V. RoxburghPte John Lasserre: On Memorial as LasserePte Clement Patrick Kane: On Memorial as C. Cain

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Dvr Samuel Roy Armstrong WWI RTA 1600 AIF 7th LH view
Pte Roy Baker WWI RTA 2124 AIF 54th Battalion view
Pte John Frederick Bennetts WWI 2313 AIF 19th Battalion view
Dvr Roy Bowling WWI RTA 3348 AIF 3rd Battalion view
Pte William James Broad WWI RTA 1872 AIF 54/56 Battalion view
Pte Leonard James Butcher WWI RTA 1247 AIF 2nd Remount view
Sgt William Denis Henry Carters WWI RTA 3018 AIF 54th Battalion view
Pte John Joseph Claude Carters WWI RTA 3489 AIF 53rd Battalion view
Pte Frank Christie WWI RTA 6039 1633 AIF 24th Battalion view
Pte James Christie WWI KIA 4677 AIF 19th Battalion Villers Bretonneux view
Address
Within grounds of Wongarbon Primary School,28 Railway St
Wongarbon NSW 2831
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Sandra Smith, Local Studies Officer, Dubbo Branch - Macquarie Regional Library
Established date
1919
Dedication date
1919-04-08 00:00:00.0

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