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Bellingen Methodist Church First and Second World War Memorial Gates

Bellingen Methodist Church First and Second World War Memorial Gates
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Bellingen memorial gate, left gate panel
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Bellingen memorial gate, right gate panel
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Description / Background

Gate pillars at the entrance to the former Bellingen Methodist Church. On the left pillar is a marble plaque dedicated to three men who died of wounds in conflict in the First World War. Their names are also listed on the Bellingen Uniting Church First World War Memorial Font, located in Bellingen Uniting Church in Hyde Street. On the right pillar is a similar plaque dedicated to five men who lost their lives in the Second World War. 

On 5 June 1948, the Daily Examiner reported the trustees of the Bellingen Methodist Church had decided "to erect a new fence and memorial gates in front of the Bellingen Church to commemorate two deceased trustees and Methodist youth who were killed in both world wars." At that stage, the work was almost complete and they reported is consisted of a "concrete fence with piping, a central arch and pillars of Gosford free-stone and the two gates."

The church building is now occupied by a private business.

Inscription

Left gate

Dedicated
to
the memory of
our
immortal dead

First World War
1914-1918
[Names]

Their name liveth
for evermore.

Right gate

Dedicated
to
the memory of
our
immortal dead

Second World War
1939 - 1945
[Names]

We will
remember them.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private R L Crawford World War 2 NX43781 Army Malaya view
Private W J Flanagan World War 2 NX58859 Army Borneo view
Private R D Griffith World War 1 5100 AIF France view
Private W Hand World War 1 2669 AIF France view
Corporal R L Holder World War 2 NX26237 Army Malaya view
F A Smith World War 2 view
Private F K White World War 1 5135 AIF Villers-Bretonneux, France view
Private B R Woods World War 2 NX47835 Army Thailand view

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Address
8 Church Street
Bellingen NSW 2454
Local Government Area
Bellingen Shire
Setting
Roadside
Memorial type
Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Year of construction
1948
Dedication date
06 June 1948
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45