ANZAC Park Memorial Gates

ANZAC Park

 

ANZAC Park, Brisbane Street - Tamworth

 

The Anzac Park Memorial gates are located on the Brisbane Street side of Anzac Park and were unveiled and opened on the 13th November 1927 by Brigadier-General S.C.E. Herring, C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D.

These Memorial Gates were erected to honour the memory of those who gave their lives in World War I.

On these gates there are 194 names.

They are the names of the young men from the Tamworth area who went to fight in World War 1, and all died in active service.

 

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce announced a funding allocation as part of the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program to the Tamworth RSL Sub Branch.

Tamworth RSL Sub-Branch Vice-President Sandra Lambkin said the $10,000 grant was used to publish a dictionary of biographies of the names of those on the memorial gates.

She said the book, called Not Just Names in Stone, was launched by Mr Joyce during a special ceremony at the gates on August 4, 2014, the centenary of the outbreak of the war.

Mrs Lambkin said money raised from the sale of the book contributed funds for events in Tamworth that commemorated Australia’s 100th anniversary of the war on April 25, 2015.

She said the book contains many stories of those from Tamworth and the immediate district whose names appeared on the memorial gates.

“Some of them didn’t even last a day,” she said.

 

"Lest We Forget"

 

 

 

Further information is available at the following links

Tamworth Regional Council War Memorials

Monument Australia

 

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