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Location Cooke Park, Short & Welcome Streets, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
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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RATHBONE, Harry Haw

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

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RITCHIE, Geoffrey Francis

Service number 412700
Flight Sergeant
No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 11 May 1922

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CARPENTER, Walter

Service number 4993
Private
56th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 May 1893

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PUGSLEY, William Roy

Service number 1791
Private
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Feb 1897

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GLOVER, Edwin Francis

Service number 2166
Lance Corporal
19th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1896

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BIRD, Edgar Ernest

Service number 86
Sapper
1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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NORMAN, Richard Edgar

Service number NX56202
Sergeant
2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 3 Apr 1919

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DANILENKO, Anatoly

Service number 235250
Captain
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
Australian Army
Born 10 Oct 1943

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