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Burwood War Memorial Arch

Burwood War Memorial Arch
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, front view
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, back view
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, left side
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, right side
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, foundation stone
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, unveiling tablet
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, honour roll listing the deceased
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, honour roll for surnames A-B
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, honour roll for surnames C-D
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, honour roll for surnames E-H
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, honour roll for surnames H-L
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, honour roll for surnames L-P
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, honour roll for surnames P-S
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Burwood War Memorial Arch, honour roll for surnames S-Y
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Description / Background

The Burwood War Memorial Arch is a classical sandstone structure, located at the entrance to Burwood Park. The arch features eight granite honour rolls, inscribed with the names of those who served in the First World War. Their names are also highlighted in gold. 

The foundation stone was laid on 11 November 1922 and the finished arch was officially unveiled on Anzac Day, 25 April 1923. On 11 August 1990, the arch was rededicated as a war memorial to all Australians who have served. At the same time, the nearby Michael Tognolini Peace Garden was also dedicated. 

Directly behind the arch is The Bugler of Burwood statue. The Burwood Sandakan Memorial is also located within the park. 

Inscription

Top of arch - front and back

Thanks be unto God who gave us the victory

Left side of arch

1914–1919

[Australian Military Forces badge] 
Malaya
Borneo
Vietnam
Kuwait
East Timor
Iraq
Afghanistan

Right side of arch

1914–1919

[Australian Military Forces badge] 
N.Z. Wars
Sudan
Boer War
World War I
World War II
Korea

Foundation stone

Erected by
the citizens of Burwood
in grateful memory of those who served
in the Great War 1914–1918.
This stone was laid by the Mayor
Ald. J. H. Whipp.
on 11th November 1922. 

Unveiling tablet

This memorial was unveiled 
by
His Excellency Lord Forster
Governor General of Australia
on
Anzac Day 25th April 1923.
G. S. Blair. Mayor.

Honour roll 1

These men gave their lives for King and Empire
The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God
[Names]

Honour rolls 2–7

These also served willingly for King and Empire
[Names]

Plaque in proximity

BURWOOD MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

This plaque was erected to commemorate the rededication of the War Memorial Arch and the construction of the Michael Tognolini Peace Garden on 11th August 1990 by Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AO Governor of New South Wales.

Alderman George Howe - Mayor. Greg Harragon - Town Clerk. 

MICHAEL TOGNOLINI PEACE GARDEN 

This garden was constructed to remember all those who gave their lives in the struggle for peace. The garden was named after a resident of Burwood Municipality who died in the service of his country in Vietnam on 20th April, 1970.

WAR MEMORIAL ARCH 

The memorial arch which was unveiled by the Governor-General, Lord Forster on 25th April, 1923 lists the names of 937 men and four nurses who served in World War I. The names of 149 who died in this conflict are also listed. The arch was rededicated as a general war memorial to honour all Burwood residents who served and fell in the service of Australia.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
G Almond World War 1 view
H Ambler World War 1 view
J T Anderson World War 1 view
O J Anderson World War 1 view
R L I Anderson World War 1 view
W H M Andrew World War 1 view
C L Andrews World War 1 view
G J Andrews World War 1 view
L C Ankers World War 1 view
A E Archer World War 1 view

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Address
Burwood Park
2 Comer Street
Burwood NSW 2134
Local Government Area
Burwood, Municipality of
Setting
Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Arch
Recorded by
Rusty Priest AM
Year of construction
1922–1923
Dedication date
25 April 1923
Conflict/s
Sudan, March–June 1885
South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Korean War, 1950–53
Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
Vietnam War, 1962–75
Iraq: the First Gulf War, 1990–91
Afghanistan, 2001–present
Iraq: the Second Gulf War, 2003–09
Other
Materials
Granite
Sandstone