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Normal leichhardt war memorial

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Location Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A grey marble obelisk surmounted by 3 steps and the figure of a lady at the top

Built Gilbert Doble
Opened by His Excellency Sir Walter Davidson
Inscription

Honor to the dead

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W.M.Currey V.C J.Mackey V.C
1914-1918 1939-1945

Erected By The Citizens In Grateful Remembrance of the men of Leichhardt Who Gave Their Lives For God King And Country In The Great War
1914 – 1919

"They died that we might be free"

Plaque :

THIS 77MM FIELD GUN WAS CAPTURED BY THE 53RD BATTALION A.I.F. DURING OPERATIONS NEAR PERONNE IN FRANCE ON
SEPTEMBER 1st 1918, AND IT WAS FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY DISPLAYED IN SUCH CAPTURE THAT PTE. WILLIAM MATTHEW CURREY OF LEICHHARDT WAS AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS .

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]

1939 - 1945

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Back Inscription
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James Gorman V.C.
5 - 11 - 1854
Battle Of Inkerman

Unveiled By His Excellency Sir Walter E. Davidson, K.C.M.G. Governor of New South Wales
9th April 1922

Right Side Inscription
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1939 - 1945

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Condition

Good

Names

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REED, Herbert

Service number 1418
Private
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1890

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CHRISTEY, John William

Service number 6056
Private
22nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born May 1891

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ARNOLD, William Henry

Service number 1129
Second Lieutenant
21st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Nov 1895

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LUSTY, Thomas Sidney William

Service number 483
Private
35th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Sep 1892

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MACKEY, John Bernard

Service number NX20317
Corporal
2nd/3rd Pioneer Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 16 May 1922

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COX, Frederic John

Service number OFFICER
Second Lieutenant
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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RAND, Frank William

Service number 2194
Corporal
5th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1

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CHILDS, Leslie Alfred

Service number 6525
Private
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Feb 1899

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