Military Memorial

The date of the opening was significant to the centenary anniversary of the Battle of Pozieres. The Memorial was officially opened by the Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC on the 29th July 2016. On this day 100 years ago the 2nd division of Australian soldiers were ordered to take Pozieres heights. The attack commenced at 12:15am but the Germans were ready and the attack failed at a cost of 3,500 Australian causalities. In less than seven weeks in the fighting at Pozieres three Australian divisions suffered 23,000 causalities. Of these, 6,800 were killed or died of wounds. It was a loss comparable with the casualties sustained by the Australians over eight months at Gallipoli in 1915.

Like sister cemetery, Woronora’s Military Memorial, there are unique elements involved in this memorial, with a bronze widow holding a baby (girl) in her right arm with a sprig of rosemary in the babies hand. The woman has a folded Australian flag that drapes over the widows left arm. LEGACY is mentioned in the information bronze plaque, with also a special memorial for the War Widows Guild. Also included are the words of In Flanders Fields etched into a granite wall as well as the LEGACY Ode.

 


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    Lawn

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