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Ashford War Memorial

Ashford War Memorial
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Ashford War Memorial, street view
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Ashford War Memorial, front view
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Ashford War Memorial, Australia Remembers plaque
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Ashford War Memorial, monument
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Ashford War Memorial, dedication plaque
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Ashford War Memorial, left wall
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Ashford War Memorial, left wall Boer War and Merchant Navy plaques
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Ashford War Memorial, left wall First World War plaque
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Ashford War Memorial, left wall Korea plaque
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Ashford War Memorial, left wall Vietnam plaque
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Ashford War Memorial, left wall Gulf and Kuwait Wars plaque
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Ashford War Memorial, left wall National Service plaque
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Ashford War Memorial, right wall
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Ashford War Memorial, peacekeeping service plaque for Kurdistan, Burma, Mohmand, Mahsud, Malabar
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Ashford War Memorial, peacekeeping service plaque for South Arabia, Waziristan, French Indochina, Java and Sumatra, Lebanon
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Ashford War Memorial, peacekeeping service plaque for Iran, Iraq, Northwest and South Persia, Radfan
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Ashford War Memorial, peacekeeping service plaque for Northwest Frontier
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Ashford War Memorial, peacekeeping service plaque for Palestine, Kenya, Egypt, Aden
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Ashford War Memorial, peacekeeping service plaque for Palestine, India, Pakistan, Northern Ireland, Ismailia
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Description / Background

The Ashford War Memorial consists of several elements, positioned on a base of pavers and concrete. At the front of the area is a three-stepped monument, faced with tiles. A dedication plaque is attached to the top step.

Behind the monument is a stack of two large bushrocks. A bronze 'Australia Remembers' plaque, in honour of those who served in the Second World War, is attached to the top rock. Plaques such as these were part of a Federal Government program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war.

Flanking the stack are two brick walls, each with multiple bronze plaques attached. The plaques on the left wall are inscribed with the areas of conflict Australians have served in since the Boer War. The plaques on the right wall list peace keeping missions. 

The memorial is the combined work of the Ashford RSL, Inverell Shire Council and the Ashford people. It was unveiled by Mr Richard Torbay MP, Northern Tablelands Ashford R.S.L. and Inverell Shire Council, on 25 April 2011.

The memorial is located in front of the Ashford Memorial Pool. Anzac Day services are held on site.

Inscription

Monument - dedication plaque

Officially opened
Mr Richard Torbay MP
Member for
Northern Tablelands
Dedicated on 25th April 2001
Designed and organised
by the
Ashford RSL Sub-Branch
Inverell Shire Council
People of Ashford

Monument - front

Lest We Forget

Bushrock plaque

Australia Remembers 1945 - 1995

In honour of
the men and women who served
Australia in time of conflict
during World War II
Lest We Forget

Left wall 

Australians At War

Left wall - plaque 1

BOER WAR
October 1899
to
May 1902

Left wall - plaque 2

WORLD WAR 1
August 1914
to
November 1918

Left wall - plaque 3

WORLD WAR 2
September 1938
to
September 1945

Left wall - plaque 4

KOREA WAR
27 June 1950
to
19 April 1956

Left wall - plaque 5

VIET-NAM WAR
31st July 1962
to
27th January 1973

Left wall - plaque 6

GULF WAR
August 1990 to June 1991
KUWAIT WAR
February 1991 to June 1991

Left wall - plaque 7

National Servicemen's Association 51 72
Navy Army  Airforce
Dedicated
to all
Australian
National Servicemen
1951 - 1972
who served, suffered and died

Left wall - plaque 8

For all those who
served
suffered
and died
The Merchant
Navy

Right wall

Australians Peace Keeping

Right wall - plaque 1

KURDISTAN
May 1919 to December 1919

BURMA
December 1930 to March 1932

MOHMAND
July 1933 to October 1938

MAHSUD
December 1919 to June 1920

MALABAR
August 1921 to February 1922

Right wall - plaque 2

SOUTH ARABIA 
August 1964 to August 1967

WAZIRISTAN
October 1919 to November 1919
December 1921 to March 1924

FRENCH INDO CHINA
September 1945 to January 1946

JAVA or SUMATRA
September 1945 to November 1946

LEBANON
June 1958 to December 1958

Right wall - plaque 3

IRAN
December 1919 - June 1920

IRAQ
July 1920 - November 1920

NORTH WEST PERSIA
August 1920 - December 1920

SOUTH PERSIA
November 1918 - June 1919

RADFAN
April 1964 - July 1964

Right wall - plaque 4

NORTH WEST FRONTIER
April 1930 to September 1930
February 1935 to April 1935
August 1935 to October 1935
November 1936 to January 1937
December 1937 to December 1988
June 1938 to November 1938
December 1938 to December 1939

AFGHANISTAN
May 1919 to September 1919

Right wall - plaque 5

PALESTINE
April 1936 to September 1939
September 1945 to June 1948

KENYA
October 1952 to November 1956

EGYPT
October 1956 to December 1956

ADEN
January 1957 to June 1960

Right wall - plaque 6

PALESTINE
29th May 1948

INDIA & PAKISTAN
14th August 1948

NORTHERN IRELAND
14th August 1959

ISMALIA
1st July 1976

Right wall - plaque 7

MALAYAN PENINSULAR
June 1948 to July 1960
August 1964 to June 1955

BORNEO
December 1962 to August 1966

CYPRUS
April 1955 to April 1959
March 1964 onwards

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Address
Ashford Memorial Pool
36 Bala Street
Ashford NSW 2361
Local Government Area
Inverell Shire
Setting
Roadside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Monument
Stone/bushrock
Wall
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
2001
Dedication date
25 April 2001
Conflict/s
South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Occupation of Japan, 1946–51
Korean War, 1950–53
Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
Vietnam War, 1962–75
Iraq: the First Gulf War, 1990–91
Peacekeeping, 1947–present
Materials
Brick
Concrete
Other stone