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Location Cooke Park, Short & Welcome Streets, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Type Monument
Description

A memorial that honours all of the military personnel who failed to return home after military actions.

The memorial has five steles situated on plinth 1500 mm tall, 200 mm depth and 900 mm wide. Each stele depicts graphics representing each conflict as described:

WWI - Simpson and his donkey
WW2 - Fuzzy Wuzzy and wounded soldier on Kokoda Trail
Korea - Hill
Vietnam - Operation Ulmarah depicting helicopters and troops
Centre stele - 'Peacekeepers' with graphic of a dove
The plinth is 600 mm high, 450 mm in depth and 14 metres wide.

Top of steps to plinth 2000mm and each of 5 steps is 1200mm wide.

The cenotaph is constructed of granite with bronze art design.

(Names listed according to Register of War Memorials in NSW website)

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 23 April 2004
Inscription

First World War
1914 -1918
Parkes ( Names)
Alectown (Names)
Bogan Gate (Names)
Bruie Plains (Name)
Peak Hill (Names)
Tichbourne (Names)
Trundle (Names)
Tullamore (Names)
Wongalea (Names)
Yarrabandai (Names)

Second World War
1939 -1945
Parkes (Names)
Alectown (Names)
Bogan Gate (Names)
Peak Hill (Names)
Trundle (Names)
Tullamore (Names)

Korean War
1950 -1953
Parkes (Names)
Bogan Gate (Name)

Vietnam War
Parkes (Names)

LEST WE FORGET

Sudan June 1885.
Boer War 1899 - 1902.
Boxer Uprising 1900 - 1901.
Malayan Emergency 1950 - 1960.
Confrontation (Indonesia) 1964 - 1966.
Gulf War (Middle East) 1990 - 1991.
Afghanistan 2001 -2002.
Iraq 2003.
Peacekeeping

Condition

Good

Names

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BLOOMFIELD, Octavius Kenneth Eason

Service number 15687
Sapper
11th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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CRITTENDEN, Kenneth Alphonsus

Service number NX52579
Corporal
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 25 Mar 1916

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SWANSBRA, Everard Hubert

Service number 565
Private
5th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 5 Jan 1897

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MATTHEWS, Keith Clarence

Service number O22068
Flight Lieutenant
No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 3 May 1923

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RATHBONE, Harry Haw

Service number 1963
Trooper
4th Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
AIF WW1
Born 12 Dec 1894

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MIDDLETON, Rawdon Hume

Service number 402745
Pilot Officer
No. 149 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 22 Jul 1916

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MACDONALD, Rowallan George

Service number NX20000
Private
2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 15 Sep 1904

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KEARNEY, Keith Henry

Service number 439836
Flying Officer
No. 84 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 12 Feb 1921

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