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Robertson Park, Orange

Location: bounded by Summer Street, Lords Place, Byng Street and McNamara Street, Orange, NSW.

Robertson Park, in the centre of Orange, NSW, contains a number of memorials dedicated to men who lost their lives in war. They include the 2/30 Battalion memorial stone and plaque, and the Cenotaph.

2/30 Battalion Memorial

   

2/30 Battalion memorial plaque and tree

 

Memorial Plaque in Robertson Park, Orange, NSW

 

In the south eastern corner of the park, is a memorial stone and plaque, which commemorates the day that the 2/30 Battalion marched through Orange, on 15/6/1941, prior to leaving for overseas service. Read details of the march as reported in the local Orange newspaper, the next day.

Alongside the cairn is a golden elm, Lady G's tree, which was planted at the dedication ceremony on 23rd November, 1991.

The wording on the plaque reads:

"2/30 Australian Infantry Battalion Eighth Division A.I.F. marched through the City of Orange on 15th June 1941 led by their C.O. Lieut. Col. (later Brigadier) Sir F. G. Galleghan DSO OBE ED ISO.
On 23rd November 1991, this tree was planted by members of the 2/30 Battalion A.I.F. Association to commemorate that event and in memory of those who gave their lives.
Lest We Forget."

(Source: 2/30 Battalion Archives)

Cenotaph

 

 

Cenotaph in Robertson Park, Orange, NSW

 

World War II Roll of Honour

 

Near the southern end of the park, is a cenotaph, which includes the names of two members of the 2/30 Battalion who lost their lives overseas:

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Last updated 28/01/2012