Bellingen War Memorial

Bellingen War Memorial, Afghanistan plaqueBellingen War Memorial, Afghanistan plaque close-up
Description

A grey granite obelisk, set on two large steps of the same material, with polished granite plaques inset on each of the four sides of the base. Veterans' names and inscriptions are engraved on the plaques. A flagpole flanks the memorial.

A plaque dedicated to Matthew Raymond Locke and his service to RAR Australian Special Air Services Regiment was added to the memorial and dedicated in 2008. Born in Bellingen, he was awarded the Medal for Gallantry in 2006 and died in 2007, aged 33 years, while on patrol in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

Inscription

First World War plaque

Erected by the Citizens
of
Bellingen Shire
In Memory of
the brave who fell in the
Great War 1914-1918

[Names]

Second World War plaque

In Memory of
the brave who fell in the
2nd World War 1939-45

[Names]

Locke plaque

AFGHANISTAN
2002
M. R. LOCKE M. G.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
G J Allen World War 1 KIA view
E G Bailey World War 2 DOD view
W J Bailey World War 2 DOD view
G M Ballard World War 2 DOD view
F Beamish World War 1 view
K Bennett World War 2 KIA view
R H Best World War 1 DOD view
A J Braithwaite World War 2 view
C M Brigden World War 2 KIA view
G F Brownlee World War 2 DOD view
Address
Cnr Oak and Hyde Streets
Bellingen NSW 2454
Local Government Area
  • Bellingen Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
David Roden; updated by Graham Wilson
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
05/26/1926
Dedication date
26 May 1926
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Afghanistan, 2001–present

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