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Location West & Junction Streets, Nowra, Shoalhaven Shire - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The memorial is an unusual inter-war period castellated gateway. It is constructed of rock faced ashlar sandstone, with battlemented parapets and crenellated towers. There is a central arch plaqued in dressed sandstone, and four arched gateways with wrought iron gates, two each side of the central arch, for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The central plaque is an honour roll of locals who served & died in the Great War.

The sculpture of the soldier represents those who served during World War II & subsequent wars.

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Built Monument Designer: Cyril Blacket (architect) O.L.Steen (sculptor) Monument Manufacturer:
Opened 22 January 1931 by Admiral E.R.G.R. Evans C.B. D.S.O. RAN
Inscription

SOLDIERS MEMORIAL

1914 Honor Roll 1918

[Names]

Plaque :

TO THOSE WHO SERVED

"Forget them not, the valiant souls who fought and proudly died; now, nameless in distant graves they lie, with nought but pride in knowing that their precious land continued to be free. We cannot give, but we can keep alive their memory."

This sculpture depicts an Australian service man standing free upon his island home with his helmet & rifle discarded, his country`s freedom secured but forever on alert to safeguard the future.

Plaque :

Iraq
2003

Plaque :

South Africa (Boer)
1899 - 1902

Plaque :

First World War
1914 - 1918

Plaque :

Second World War
1939 - 1945
"Lest We Forget"

Plaque :

In memory of Korea
1950 - 1956

Plaque :

Malayan Emergency
1950 - 1960

Plaque :

Vietnam War
"For all those who served, suffered and died"
1962 - 1973

Plaque :

Indonesian Confrontation
1963 - 1966

Plaque :

Liberation of Kuwait
1990 - 1991

Left Side Inscription
These Memorial Gates were opened by Admiral E. R. G. R. Evans, C.B., D.S.O., R.N.
22nd January 1931.

Chairman T. Marriott. Builder G. Cook
Architect C. Blacket, Gates O`Heir Bros.

Right Side Inscription
This Memorial Was Unveiled By His Excellency The Governor Of New South Wales Sir Roden Cutler V.C., K.C.M.G., C.B.E.
23rd March 1968.

Shoalhaven District War Memorial Appeal
Chairman R. J. Rainford. Sculptor O. L. Steen

Condition

Good

Names

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ANDERSON, Haddon Herbert

Service number 1376
Private
6th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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MORSCHELL, Patrick Francis

Service number 1383
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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DE MESTRE, Sarah Melanie

Service number N/A
Sister
3rd Australian General Hospital
AIF WW1
Born 8 Feb 1877

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CONDON, Austin James

Service number 608
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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NEWALL, George Lawrence

Service number 932
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 May 1888

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CASHMAN, Reginald Norman

Service number N299438
Private
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Mar 1894

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JAMIESON, Arthur William

Service number 60465
Private
Born 18 Feb 1898

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WITHERIDGE, Thomas

Service number 5688
Private
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Oct 1884

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