Cardwell Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial
A white brick wall with columns on top. Various round metal plaques have been inserted on the front. Two boulders with additional plaques sit either side of the memorial. A flagpole sits either side of the memorial on the far side of the boulders.
This memorial commemorates the Coral Sea Battle during WWII when American and Allied Forces defeated the Japanese in an air and sea battle to save Australia.
A small plaque at the base of one of the flagpoles reads:
You may say it's an old piece of bunting
You may call it an old coloured rag,
But freedom has made it majestic,
And time has ennobled the flag.
Refer to additional images for some inscriptions on memorial plaques. Also for inscriptions on the memorial boulders.
- Conflicts commemorated
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Memorial type
- Recorded by
- Kim Agli, Community Relations Officer, Cassowary Coast Regional Council
- Date recorded
- 16 February 2009