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World War I Soldier Memorial

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WWI SoldierCorner of Gorge Road and Lower North East Road

The official unveiling of the monument was held in July 1925 to commemorate those who served in the First World War, 1914-1918. More than 415,000 Australians volunteered for services and during the 'Great War' there were deaths of more than 60,000 and many more injuries. There are 94 names listed on the war memorial of those who served and died from the Campbelltown Council District, including 14 who did not return.

It has historical significance not only as it lists the names of those who served and those who perished, but also because its location at the front of the Church and the gravesites at the back are where many of the descendants have relatives buried.

The Memorial is significant not only as the local reminder of the local commitment to Australia's involvement in the First World War, but also as a place that was valued as a gathering spot for locals over many generations.

The landscape upgrade has been carefully designed to enhance the surrounds and reflect on some of the history of the Memorial and its location at this site. The works include the use of blue tiling on the top of the concrete base to symbolically reflect the horse through that was originally located at the base of the statue. LED lights has been introduced to the site to represent stars scattered around the monument embedded in the grey slate pavers.

The project has been partially funded by the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

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