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Location Gulargambone Park, Castlereagh Highway, Gulargambone, Coonamble - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The foundation is of reinforced concrete, 18in deep, 10ft 6in long, and 9ft 6in high. The upper structure is of Pyrmont freestone, with black Swedish granite facings, on which the names are inscribed. At the base of the monument there are two steps of dressed stone, and rising from this is a rockfaced structure 9ft 6in by 8ft 6in and 14 ft high. Mounted on top is a machine gun, which was captured by a Gulargambone soldier named A.M. Backley. The plucky man was killed in his effort, but so brave was his action that he was awarded the V.C after his death.

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Built Larcombe & Son (Dubbo)
Opened 25 April 1922
Inscription

LEST WE FORGET

IN
Memory Of
Those
Who Lost Their Lives
And
In Gratitude To Those
Who Served In The
Great War
1914-1919

1939-1945

(Lower Plaque)
The Following Women Served
(Names)

The Following Lost
Their Lives
(Names)

Left Side Inscription
The Following Served
(Names)
Back Inscription
The Following Lost
Their Lives
(Names)

(Lower Plaque)

The Following Served
(Names)

Right Side Inscription
The Following Served
(Names)

Condition

Good

Names

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MCGILL, Roy Alva

Service number 6097
Lance Corporal
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1895

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BUCKLEY, Alexander Henry

Service number 1876
Corporal
54th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Jul 1891

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