www.monumentaustralia.org.au

Kogarah War Memorial Print Page Print this page

Kogarah War Memorial
Kogarah War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Kogarah War Memorial commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those who lost their lives in World War One. 

The Kogarah War Memorial was originally located in Gray Street Kogarah.  Deemed to be a traffic hazard it was relocated to the north west corner of Kogarah Park and re-dedicated at the Anzac Day dawn service on 25 April 1968.

The Kogarah War Memorial, situated in Grey-street, Kogarah, on the green adjacent to the site hitherto occupied by the trophy memorial gun, was unveiled before a large gathering of citizens by Major-General C. H. Brand yesterday afternoon. In introducing General Brand the Mayor of Kogarah (Alderman Tanner) commented on the fast that the ceremony was being held on the anniversary of Armistice Day, each of which anniversaries, be added, is a milestone on the road to triumph, and shows clearly that the sacrifices made were not in vain. 

General Brand said that all over the Commonwealth these memorials were to be found. Their use is that they stand for victory, sacrifice, and unity. They are shrouded with deep sentiment, and any nation that had not sentiment would fall by the wayslde. "The memorial," be continued, "will remind the Diggers of the lighter side of their experiences as well as the serious aspect, and in this way keep green many fine comradeships they made. Although the Digger always reserved the right to criticise, he was always to be found when there was necessity, and he was always the man that would give the last ounce if properly handled. Among those men there were no political or sectarian differences, and class distinction was unknown, These are the type of men that this memorial will commemorate, and interwomen with their names are the heartstrings of the women folk. It will always be to us a reminder of what we owe to them, and, an inspiration to the generation growing up."  Mr. Geo. Cann, M.L.A., moved a vote of thanks to General Brand, and was supported by Alderman Jones. The new monument, which is an artistic piece of work, has been carried out in granite and Camden sandstone, and cost £370.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 12 November 1923.

Location

Address:English Street, Kogarah, 2217
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.970831
Long: 151.129375
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 1923
Front Inscription

  THOSE WHOM THIS MONUMENT
            COMMEMORATES
        SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
THAT OTHERS MIGHT HAVE FREEDOM.
    LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER
     SEE THAT THEIR SACRIFICE
            WAS NOT IN VAIN

Left Side Inscription

 " THIS MEMORIAL ALSO COMMEMORATES
THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
AND THE WAR IN KOREA 1950 - 1953
          MALAYA AND VIETNAM".

Source: NRWM, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design