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Location Gregson Park, Tudor & Steel Streets, Hamilton, Newcastle - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A monument to the memory of the 627 soldiers who enlisted from the municipallty of Hamilton was unveiled in Gregson Park on Saturday afternoon, in the presence of a big crowd. Of imposlng design and size, the monument is surrounded by a kerb of Sydney freestone, concrete paths, and garden plots.

The base of the structure is of rock-faced trachyte, and the body of the monument is built up of freestone, setting out the marble panels, which bear the inscriptions of names of all who enlisted and those who were killed in the war.

An enriched entablature forms the cap of the monument, surmounted by three steps, on the top of which is erected a figure of an Australian soldier, bearing a standard. The statue was sculptured in Italy, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of the art imported to Australia. The monument was designed by Mr. W. L. Porter, architect, of Newcastle, and the work was carried out by Messrs. Maisey and Tonks.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 22 May 1922.

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Built W.L.Porter (architect) Maisey & Tonks (sculptors)
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

This Monument Was Erected
By
The Citizens Of Hamilton
In Honour Of Our Soldiers Who
Fought In The Great War Of
1914 - 1919
Our Fallen Heroes
In Memoriam

[ Names ]

Ald E. Wilson, J.P. President
H. Atkinson, Jas. A. Beckett, J.P. Joint Hon. Secretaries
W.L. Porter Hon. Architect
Maisey & Tonks. Sculptors

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription
[ Names ]
Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]

Condition

Good

Names

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BLANDFORD, Frederick Rodford

Service number 2869
Private
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Dec 1894

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DAVIES, Thomas Oswald

Service number 5759
Sergeant
Australian Army Postal Corps
AIF WW1
Born 10 Feb 1891

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HORNBY, Thomas William

Service number 4196
Private
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Nov 1890

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LYLE, Frederick Archibald Harold

Service number 2498
Private
30th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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KILPATRICK, Robert Haldane

Service number 588
Sergeant
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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HOPE, John George

Service number 5550
Sapper
1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
AIF WW1
Born 4 Mar 1892

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COLLETT, Gerald Arthur

Service number 2363
Corporal
3 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
AIF WW1

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VERDON, Ashleigh Robert

Service number 2171
Private
34th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Feb 1891

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