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Mangrove Mountain Union Church Memorial Tablet

Mangrove Mountain Union Church Memorial Tablet
Memorial tablet in garden bed at the Mangrove Mountain Union Church
Exterior of Mangrove Mountain Union Church
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Description / Background

A stone memorial tablet is located on the grounds of the Mangrove Mountain Union Church. It is dedicated to two men from the district who died while serving in the First World War. Private Richard Hubert Le Gray died of disease in South Africa in 1916 and Bombadier William Jamieson died of wounds in France in 1918.

The tablet was originally attached to the exterior of the church and was unveiled on 17 October 1920. The service was well-attended by residents of the district and returned soldiers. The unveiling and dedication were performed by Presbyterian Church representative John M. McDonald (The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate, 21 October 1920).

The church was built in 1911 and opened in 1912. It was used as a site for farewell functions for soldiers, Empire Day parades, a peace celebration in July 1919, and Anzac Day services in the years following the war (The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate, 28 May 1915; 18 January 1917; 24 July 1919; 1 May 1924). Two honour rolls for the war are also located inside. 

Access to view the tablet is restricted/timed. Commemorative services now take place at the Mangrove Mountain RSL sub-Branch, located at Mangrove Mountain Golf Club.

Read more about Private Richard Hubert Le Gray and Bombadier William Jamieson on the NSW War Memorials Register.


Sacred to the memory of
William Jamieson
Richard Le Gray
who enlisted from this district
and fell in the World War of

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Bombardier William Jamieson First World War, 1914–18 1969 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private Richard Hubert Le Gray First World War, 1914–18 6330 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view

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Mangrove Mountain Union Church
2154 Wisemans Ferry Road
Mangrove Mountain NSW 2250
Local Government Area
Central Coast Council
Building – outside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Recorded by
David Ferry
Year of construction
Dedication date
17 October 1920
First World War, 1914–18