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Bowral and Glenquarry War Memorial : 10-July-2011
Bowral and Glenquarry War Memorial : 10-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

Bowral and District War Memorial is a concrete and marble obelisk surmounted by a cross and was originally erected to commemorate those from Bowral and district who served in World War One.  

The monument was rededicated on the 11th November 2003 to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two. In 2008 a plaque was added to the memorial to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Korean War.

The entry to monument is through a gateway of two pillars which has a wrought iron arch with the words "Lest We Forget".

The ceremony of unveiling the war memorial erected by the people of Bowral, Glenquarry and Burradoo, was performed this afternoon by his Excellency, Slr Walter Davidson, in the presence of a very large assemblage of townspeople and residents of the district, including Sir George Fuller, Chief -Secretary,  Mr. J. Garland, Attorney-General, the Mayor and Aldermen of Bowral Council, Miss Constance Smith, hon. secretary, Mr. Ebb. Davis hon. treasurer. His Excellency, who was accompanied by Lady Davidson, and attended by Captain Addison, was introduced by the Mayor, Alderman H. J. Pickard.

The memorial is erected in a central position, at the corner of Bong Bong and Merrigang streets. lt is constructed of polished trachyte from local quarries and contains 211 names, of whom 40 made the supreme sacrifice. The total cost will be about £500, which was subscribed by direct giving. 
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW),  31 January 1920.

Location

Address:Bong Bong & Merrigang Streets, Bowral, 2576
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.477481
Long: 150.417947
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:H Sheaffe

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 30th January, 1920
Front Inscription

These Men Died Leaving An Example Of Noble Courage And Devotion To Duty
[ Names ]

This Memorial Was Erected By The People Of Bowral And Glenquarry In Honour Of Those Who Served The Empire During The GREAT WAR 1914 1918.

Honour Roll WWII 1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

This Stone Was Set By  Sir George Fuller K.C.M.G.M.L.A.  Chief Secretary On August 4th 1919

Officially re-dedicated by: Air Chief Marshall Sir Neville McNamara KBE; AO; AFC; AE.  Royal Australian Air Force (Retd) 
11th November 2003.  

To the memory of the citizens of Bowral who sacrificed their lives in World War II 1939 - 1945 and eternal gratitude to those who also served.

 

Left Side Inscription

In Eternal Gratitude Of The Citizens Of Bowral To those Who Served In The Korean War 1950 to 1954

[ Names ]

This plaque was unveiled by John Cummins OAM President Bowral RSL Sub Branch
Anzac Day 2008

 

Inscription in Proximity

Arch - Lest We Forget

Left Pillar -
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.
 Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we shall remember them.

Right Pillar -

The Glorious Fallen 

In our hearts forever

 

Source: MA, SKP, NRWM
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