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Laurieton War Memorial was originally erected in memory of the men from Laurieton and District who served in World War One. The memorial is a stone plinth with four turned marble columns surmounted by a marble statue of an "Peace". The names of the fallen of World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date.
The unveiling ceremony of the Laurieton Soldiers' Memorial took place on Saturday, 8th November. The monument is approached by three flights of steps of Pyrmont stone. The base is of trachyte, and bears the inscription, "Erected by the residents of Laurieton and district in commemoration of the valour of the men who served in the Great War. 1914—1919." Between the base and the coping, which is supported by four white marble pillars, is the die, which is of polished granite. The front panel is headed, "Lest we forget." Underneath are the words, "These laid down their lives." Then follow - 11 names. Beneath these are the words, ' Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' The two side panels are headed by rising suns, and are inscribed with the other 35 names. Standing above all is the figure of "Peace," in the finest Italian marble. The figure, which is a fine work of art, stands with the left arm upheld and the index finger, as it were, commanding your attention. The left hand holds out a wreath over the names on the central panel.
The monument is the work of Messrs. J. J. Edstein & Sons, monumental sculptors, of Raymond Terrace, and stands 16ft high. It is surrounded by a pipe rail fence, let into stone posts. The work was carried out at a cost of £437, and reflects the greatest of credit on the contractors.
The Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW),
15 November 1924.
|Address:||Bold Street, Laurie Memorial Park, Laurieton, 2443|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.646833|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Manufacturer:||Messrs J.J.Edstein & Sons|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 8th November, 1924|
LEST WE FORGET
THESE LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
Greater love hath no man
Than this that a man lay down
His life for his friends
ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF LAURIETON
IN COMMEMORATION OF THE VALOUR OF
THE MEN WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR
LEST WE FORGET