Lt. Michael Housden Fussell Memorial Bench, Walcha

Lt. Michael Housden Fussell Memorial Bench, WalchaLt. Michael Housden Fussell Memorial Bench, Walcha, close up of dedication plaque
Description

The memorial is a timber garden bench with a plaque attached. The plaque is inscribed with a dedication to Lieutenant Michael Kenneth Housden Fussell who was killed in Afghanistan on 27 November 2008, aged 25 years. It is located in the north-eastern corner of Walcha Anzac Memorial Park, near the Walcha and District War Memorial. It is positioned next to a similar memorial bench for Sgt. Andrew Russell

The memorial was designed by Walcha Shire Council, the Royal Australian Engineers and the Walcha Lions Club.

Lieutenant Fussell was born at Coffs Harbour in November 1983. He enlisted in the Australian Army in January 2002. He attended the Royal Military College, Duntroon and served in Timor (2006-2007) and Afghanistan (2008).

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

Plaque

LIEUTENANT
MICHAEL HOUSDEN FUSSELL
KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN 27.11.2008
AGE 25 YEARS
4 RAR (CDO)

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Lieutenant Michael Housden Fussell Afghanistan, 2001–present Killed in action (KIA) Australian Army view
Address
Walcha Anzac Memorial Park
Cnr Derby and Hill Street
Walcha NSW 2354
Local Government Area
  • Walcha Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Other
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Conflict/s
  • Afghanistan, 2001–present

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