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03-May-2017 (John Huth)
03-May-2017 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by Tom Bird / John Huth

A fountain commemorates local railwaymen who died in service or were killed in action during World War One and World War Two. 

The fountain consists of a hand holding a grenade with a sprinkler at its apex, above a large tray with four equidistant spouts and a fish pond at ground level.

In 1926 it was unveiled at the then new Cowra Locomotive Depot in Taragala. The fountain, built by the railway staff and incorporating parts from steam locomotives, paid tribute to the local railwaymen who died while serving their country during World War One. At the end of the World War Two, a further four names were added to the memorial.

Finally, with the closing of Cowra Locomotive Depot, the ANZAC services ended and the fountain fell into disrepair. However, the depot subsequently came under the control of the Lachlan Valley Railway Society and with assistance from Ron Horsfall and the local RSL Sub-branch the memorial fountain was refurbished and re-dedicated in 1991.


Address:3 Campbell Street, Adjacent to Cowra Locomotive Depot, Cowra, 2794
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.847667
Long: 148.696129
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1926
Front Inscription

The Great War

1914 -1918

In memory of our fallen comrades

Mulcahy L.  Hood W.
Mulvihill L.   Marsden S.
Poole F.


Left Side Inscription

World War 2


In memory of our fallen comrades

Jordon J.         Cramp R.
Matheson G.
McCudden R.

Inscription in Proximity

Cowra Locomotive Depot Memorial Fountain and Interpretive Sign

Unveiled ANZAC Day
25 April 2015

Hon Katrina Hodgkinson MP  Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW  Member for Cootamundra

Cr W J West  Mayor of Cowra

Source: MA,NRWM
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