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Beecroft Cenotaph : 30-05-2013
Beecroft Cenotaph : 30-05-2013

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Beecroft War Memorial Cenotaph commemorates those who served in World Wars One and Two. A plaque placed near the memorial states that the memorial was rededicated after conservation. An additional plaque was unveiled in 1993 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Armistice and commemorate those who served from the district schools.

The Beecroft-Cheltenham war memorial, which has been erected opposite the School of Arts, Beecroft, was unveiled yesterday afternoon in the presence of several hundred residents. The memorial is in the form of a cenotaph, and has been constructed of Hawkesbury sandstone at a cost of £550. Sealed within is a list of the names of all the residents of the district who volunteered. The names of those who died have been cut into the stone. "Australia should be proud of those men she sent away." said Major-General C. F. Cox, performing the opening ceremony. "They formed the only volunteer army in the world, and although they may not have been all angels, they were the bravest things that ever breathed. In Syria and Palestine I have known them go without water for 50 hours at a time, and win a battle at the end of it. The majority of those who came back will  be dead within another 15 or 20 years. I beg you to keep their names ever before you, and never to let them want, if you can help them."
The Sydney Morning Herald, 12th November 1928.


Address:Copeland Road & Wongala Crescent, Reserve next to rail bridge, Beecroft, 2119
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.750828
Long: 151.065579
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 1928
Front Inscription

               1914 - 1918


        In Grateful Memory
Of Our Men Who Gave Their Lives


        And In Humble Tribute
      To Those Who Served

Left Side Inscription

1939 - 1945


Inscription in Proximity
(Plaque 1)
This memorial was rededicated following conservation initiated by the Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust with the support and funding by the Hornsby Shire Council, the Rotary Club of Beecroft, the Department of Veterans' Affairs, Epping RSL and Community Club Ltd. and the families of those who served.

(Plaque 2)
11 November 1993
The 75th Anniversary of Armistice
From     - Arden Anglican School -Beecroft Primary School - John Purchase Primary School - Epping Heights Primary School - Pennant Hills Primary School
- St Gerrard Majella School
Source: MA,NRWM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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