Woolgoolga Diggers Club War Memorial

Description

A memorial fountain consisting of several elements. A large stone of remembrance topped with a symbolic eternal flame sculpture is set in the water feature with the fountains. Australian Defence Service badges are attached to one side of the stone. On the opposite side of the fountain is a wall with honour rolls. In the centre of the wall are the four original marble tablets from c1922, with the names of First World War dead. A dedication plaque for the First World is on the left. To the right is a smaller tablet with the names of Second World War dead.

This memorial was erected in 2001 to replace the original sandstone memorial erected in Woolgoolga in c1922, which had deteriorated and was regarded as unsafe. The marble tablets on the present memorial came from this structure. The original sandstone blocks and columns have recently been found and consideration is being given to restoration of the original memorial as part of a consolidated Woolgoolga Memorial Garden surrounding the Vietnam Memorial.

Inscription

Stone of Remembrance

They died that we might live

Left plaque

Woolgoolga and District Memorial The Great War 1914 - 1919

Centre plaques

O.A.S.
The following made the supreme sacrifice
[Names]

Right plaque

Second World War 1939 - 1945
The following made the supreme sacrifice
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
C Younger World War 1 KIA view
W Younger World War 1 KIA view
Address
17 Beach Street
Woolgoolga Diggers Club
Woolgoolga NSW 2456
Local Government Area
  • Coffs Harbour, City of
Setting
  • Building – outside
Memorial type
  • Fountain/Drinking fountain
Recorded by
Mr Allan Crouch, Honorary Secretary, Woolgoolga RSL Sub-branch and Peter Gibson
Established date
2001
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • All conflicts

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