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28-February-2014
28-February-2014

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Corowa War Memorial commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World Wars One and Two. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of World War One with the names of those who lost their lives in World War Two added to the memorial at a later date. 

The Corowa Municipal and Coreen Shire Memorial stands at the intersection of the Main Street and the Honour Avenue (Sanger-street and Albury-road), Corowa. The unveiling ceremony by Major-General Sir Charles Rosenthal took place on Sunday. September 10. The dedicatory service was performed by Rev. R.J. Howie, of Orange (late of Corowa), and about 3000 people were present. The memorial, the construction of which was entrusted to Mr. A.J. Goode, sculptor, of Sydney , a returned soldier takes the form of a clock tower, and is of plain, obelisk design. The monument proper is built of Sydney sandstone. In the centre of the lower portion there are three highly- polished trachyte panels bearing the names of the fallen of the district: the fourth face gives entrance to the interior of the tower, where three flights of steps ascend into the clock room, in which an electric Pulysyeli clock fitted with a striker and bell, weighing 2½ cwt. has been installed. 
Sydney Mail (NSW ), 20 September 1922. 

Location

Address:Honour Avenue, Corowa, 2646
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.99423
Long: 146.391178
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Mr. A.J. Goode (Sydney)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th September, 1922
Front Inscription

The Glorious Dead

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Plaque :

This Memorial Was Unveiled By
Maj-Gen Sir Charles Rosenthal, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
M.L.A. For Bathurst
10th September, 1922

Plaque :

1939 - WORLD WAR II - 1945 
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Plaque :

This Stone Was Laid By
The Hon. R. T. Ball, M.L.A.,
Minister For Works, Railways And State Enterprise
On The 26th June, 1922

Left Side Inscription

Gallipoli 

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Right Side Inscription

France 

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Source: MA,SKP
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