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War Memorials and Honour Rolls in the State of New South Wales, Australia.
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Wagga Wagga War Memorial
The Wagga Wagga War Memorial, situated at the northern end of Baylis Street (main street) and Morrow Street, Wagga Wagga. It is contained in a very impressive parkland which also displays a number of other Military Memorials (which are also listed here in the Medals Gone Missing War Memorial Register). The war memorial takes the form of an archway, which opens upon a courtyard - which houses the 'Eternal Flame'. On the cloisters is recorded the names of all of the men and women who have enlisted from the Wagga Wagga District. Of interest is a new scroll which records a list of alterations and additions which have become necessary since the opening of the memorial.
Wagga Wagga boasts a strong contingent who enlisted into the respective 'State' forces for the Boer War (Anglo/Boer War 1899-1902) and this is carried on with names of servicemen of the Great War (1914-1918) and the Second World War. Malaya, Korea, Vietnam and later conflicts.
Eternal Flame - Wagga Wagga War Memorial
The Eternal Flame which is housed within the confines of the courtyard - of the Wagga Wagga War Memorial.
The concept of burning an 'Eternal Flame' is a long held tradition in many cultures and different religions; including Jewish, Greek and Persian customs. As you would expect, the 'Eternal Flames' of old, were fuelled by burning wood or olive oil - however in modern times, the flames are now fed by way of natural gas. This allows a continuous stream of fuel that can be easily regulated.
These flames are primarily used as a symbol to pay homage to; or as an expression to the sense of loss on a national level. None more fitting than the remembrance of sacrifice, made by men and women of the armed services during times of war.
Clifford Henry TRAYNOR NX179966 - Wagga Wagga War Memorial
The name of Private Clifford Henry TRAYNOR, Service Number NX179966 (formerly N479846) to whom this website is dedicated. His name was originally recorded incorrectly on this memorial; and his correct spelling is now listed on the plaque of 'Alterations and Additions' which appears on the cloisters within the confines of the Wagga Wagga War Memorial. Please Click Here to see a photographic image of Private Clifford Henry TRAYNOR.
Vietnam Veteran's Memorial - Wagga Wagga
The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Wagga Wagga (in the park situated at the corner of Baylis and Morrow Streets) is an impressive memorial of black granite. One side shows a feature which is symbolic our image of Australian troops in Vietnam; namely a group of Australian diggers about to be 'dusted off' by choppers. It documents the years "1962 - 1973" as a reminder of our involvement which spanned over one decade, in this campaign - and the words "Lest We Forget" (a term which formed the refrain in the Rudyard Kipling poem 'Recessional'. This saying has become an instrumental part in the order of ceremony for Remembrance Services).
The symbol of the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force appears on each flank of the main column. (Please see below for a detail on the rear side of the memorial)