Attunga War Memorial

Iron-wrought gates spelling out "ATTUNGA WAR MEMORIAL".Attunga War Memorial, memorial plaque at gateAttunga War Memorial gates and plaque, side view
Description

The Attunga War Memorial consists of a large wrought iron gate with two smaller gates with four decorative brick pillars at the entrance to the Attunga War Memorial Park. There is a large plaque dedicated to those Attunga men and women who served their country in the First and Second World Wars and Vietnam. It was officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Ian Sinclair MP on 25 April 1998.

On Wednesday 5 February 1919 a public meeting was held in the Attunga Hall for the erection of an Honor Roll for the Attunga and District Soldiers. A patriotic race meeting was held in March to raise funds for the roll and some sixty pounds was raised. The committee continued and on 5 May 1953 a War Memorial Ball was held to raise further funds. 

The Attunga War Memorial has been a place of remembrance for the surrounding district for at least the last 30 years and has had a memorial service at 3pm every Anzac Day for at least the same period. It is attended by ex-service personnel, the local school and community together with the Scottish pipe band from Tamworth. It is always followed by a public afternoon tea at the Attunga Hall. It is a significant site in Attunga.

Inscription

Gates

ATTUNGA WAR MEMORIAL
1914 : 18
1939 : 45

Plaque

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE ATTUNGA MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN TIME OF WAR

1914 - 1918 WWI
[Names]

1939 - 1945 WWII
[Names]

Vietnam Veterans
[Names]

OFFICIALLY OPENED BY RT. HON. IAN SINCLAIR M.P., FEDERAL MEMBER FOR NEW ENGLAND SPEAKER OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APRIL 25 1998

Address
Cnr Attunga and Cross Streets
Attunga NSW 2345
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Private; updated by Graham Wilson
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Dedication date: 
04/25/1958
Dedication date
25 April 1958
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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