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20-June-2018
20-June-2018

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The monument commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

It was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One with the names of those who served in World War Two added at a later date. 

The ceremony of unveiling the soldiers` memorial took place on Saturday, Mr.R.G. Vincent performing the ceremony, Mr. Vincent, on behalf of the committee, presented Mrs. McGree with a pair of scissors inscribed, with which to cut the ribbon. Mrs. McGree had four sons who served in war, three of whom paid the supreme sacrifice. The memorial is a simple column of polished trachyte from Bowral, the contractors were Messrs. C. D. Hedges and Co., and the architect Mr. E. Coleman. On the face is a bronze panel, with the names of the 45 local men who fell in the Great War. The bronze work is by Messrs. Powell and Hohnon, Sydney. The cost of the monument was £535. Councillor Connors, the shire president, was in the chair and a large crowd of people assembled witness the ceremony.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW),  28 October 1924.

Location

Address:29 High Street, Bowraville, 2449
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.645833
Long: 152.852778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:E. Coleman (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:C. D. Hedges & Co.
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th October, 1924
Front Inscription

The Great War

1914 - 1918

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Erected by the people of Bowraville District

In honour of the men of that District who served in the Great War

 

Left Side Inscription

The Glorious Dead

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

World War II

1939 - 1945

Lest We Forget

Right Side Inscription

The Glorious Dead

World War II

1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Source: MA,NRWM
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