Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Five Dock, war memorial

The Whitford Memorial was created in 1941 and stands in the middle of Five Dock Park, in the inner west suburb of Five Dock. This war memorial is a brick structure with three steps leading to a mosaic tiled surface with the letters RAAF and the Air Force three ring symbol. At the rear of the structure is a brass plaque with the Australian Air Force wings and wreath. The inscription reads: Dedicated by citizens and friends to the memory of Pilot Officer James Richard Whitford, R.A.A.F. killed on war service at Point Cook, Victoria, November 29th 1939 aged 27 years.

11 comments:

  1. You find the best memorial and sculptures ~ great photo ~ ^_^

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  2. ...only 27, the old send the young to war! Thanks Jim for sharing this beautiful tribute.

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  3. A lovely tribute for one who gave his life for freedom! And this beautiful park are the perfect surroundings for this memorial! Thanking you for all Seasons and wishing you a peaceful week!

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  4. Hello!:) A fitting tribute, and dignified memorial.

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