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Michael Tognolini Peace Garden

Michael Tognolini Peace Garden
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Michael Tognolini Peace Garden, dedication plaque
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Description / Background

This memorial garden was established in memory of Trooper Michael Tognolini, who died on 20 April 1970 in the Vietnam War. A dedication plaque is located within the garden bed. It also commemorates the rededication of the nearby Burwood War Memorial Arch.

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Plaque

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
Trooper Michael P Tognolini Vietnam War 218453 Army 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
Garden/park
Recorded by
Rusty Priest AM
Year of construction
1990
Dedication date
11 August 1990
Conflict/s
Vietnam War, 1962–75
Materials
Bronze
Other