Manilla General Cemetery Wall of Remembrance

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Description

The Wall of Remembrance is the focal point of a commemorative area located in the centre of the Manilla General Cemetery. The wall is built of brick and painted red. There is an octagonal pillar in front of it, covered in brown tiles. There are also two additional brick walls on either side of the main wall. The area is paved with bricks and bordered by shrubs.

The main and right-side walls have multiple metal plaques attached, commemorating servicepeople from the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam and 'other service'. Names are listed as part of honour rolls or on individual plaques. A number of those listed are buried in the cemetery.

Inscription

Main wall, centre, plaque

Wall of Remembrance

Their name liveth for evermore

Main wall, far left side, plaque

1914-18
[Names]
KOREA
MALAYA
VIETNAM
[Names]

Main wall, left side, plaque

1914-18
[Names]

Main wall, right side, three plaques

1939-45
[Names]

Pillar

TO THOSE WHO SERVED

LEST WE FORGET

Right wall, four plaques

1939-45
[Names]

Right wall, plaque

OTHER SERVICE
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Corporal S R Chidgey Second World War, 1939–45 NX201766 Australian Army Aust Wtr Tpt (S/CFT) Tr C view
Corporal G H Chomel Second World War, 1939–45 27920 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 43rd Oper Base Unit view
Gunner D F Church Second World War, 1939–45 NX117761 (N168613) Australian Army 8th Aust Inf Battalion view
Sergeant J Coates First World War, 1914–18 N102229 Australian Army Aust Camp Staff Singleton view
J Cochrane Second World War, 1939–45 view
Private T M Cocking Second World War, 1939–45 NX194986 (N297579) Australian Army 55th Aust BIPOD view
Private G H Collier First World War, 1914–18 2289 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 33rd Battalion view
Sapper A H Collins Second World War, 1939–45 NX54693 Australian Army 2nd Field Coy view
Private R T Collins Second World War, 1939–45 NX106620 (N91182) Australian Army 133 A A Air Craft view
Private A E Connolly Second World War, 1939–45 N163897 Australian Army 2 AAOW view

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Address
Manilla General Cemetery
Namoi River Road
Manilla NSW 2346
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Wall
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75