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War Memorials and Honour Rolls in the State of New South Wales, Australia.

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A Memorial stone archway, dedicated as ‘a lasting tribute to the pioneers of the district’ was erected at the Norton Street entrance of Pioneer Memorial Park Leichhardt, in 1944. Just inside the entrance there is a monument erected as a memorial to the fallen soldiers of Leichhardt in World War One. After the Second World War, the names of servicemen from Leichhardt who died in that conflict were added.

There are three individual plaques for Victoria Cross winners. On the front of the memorial there are two plaques; one in honour of World War One V.C. recipient, Private William Matthew CURREY who attended Leichhardt School. Private CURREY was awarded a Victoria Cross for his actions at Peronne on the 1st of September 1918. The other plaque was laid for Leichhardt born Victoria Cross recipient, Corporal John Bernard MACKEY who received a Victoria Cross for his actions that cost him his life at Tarakan, North Borneo in 1945.

On the northern side of the memorial there is a plaque recording that the then Governor of New South Wales, Sir Walter DAVIDSON K.C.M.G had unveiled the memorial on the 9th of April 1922, when the monument stood in its original position in the grounds of the Leichhardt Town Hall, on the corner of Marion and Norton Streets.

Submitted by Harry and Marjorie Willey. Scone NSW

Leichhardt War Memorial

The war memorial which stands in Pioneer Memorial Park, Leichhardt.

Image courtesy of Harry and Marjorie WILLEY.

Leichhardt War Memorial (reverse side)

The rear or 'reverse side' of the Leichhardt War Memorial, New South Wales. This memorial stands in the Pioneer Memorial Park and the stone archway which marks an entrance to the reserve, can be seen in the background. Also seen from this angle are the three symbols which represent the three services consisting of the Navy, Army and Air Force.

Image courtesy of Harry and Marjorie WILLEY.

Leichhardt War Memorial (side view)

A side view of the Leichhardt War Memorial.

Image courtesy of Harry and Marjorie WILLEY of Scone, New South Wales.

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