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28-December-2015
28-December-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Sandra Brown

Cooma Cenotaph commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War One. 

The foundation stone for the cenotaph was laid on Anzac Day 1924 with the memorial being unveiled two years later on Anzac Day 1926. The final cost of the memorial was 1050 pounds which originally left no money to inscribe the names of the 53 men from the district who had died in World War One. These names were not inscribed on the memorial until 1987; at this time the names of the 30 men from the district who fell in World War Two were also added.

Monument characteristics :

Grey granite obelisk.

Location

Address:Massie & Vale Streets, Cooma, 2630
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.234285
Long: 149.123891
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th April, 1926
Front Inscription

[Names]

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
      IN THE GREAT WAR
               1914 - 18

Left Side Inscription

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES 
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
         1939 - 45

Right Side Inscription

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WARS OF KOREA, VIETNAM
AND OTHER CONFLICTS

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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