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18-March-2015
18-March-2015

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Chelmsford Place War Memorial commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One and World War Two. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who lost their lives in 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 Anzac Memorial Clock was installed on top of the obelisk on the 11th November 1965. 

Monument Characteristics:
A four-faced clock mounted atop a large white-painted obelisk into which four white marble plaques are inset. Veterans' names are inscribed on the plaques and blacked.

Above each plaque is a green painted laurel wreath and words to signify whether the plaques refer to World War One or World War Two veterans.

Interest has again been roused in connection with the Soldiers' Monument in Chelmsford Place, Leeton, by the erection of the contractor's shop for storage of cement. The committee, with Mr. James Sharpe, jeweller, as the energetic secretary, intend to spend £250 in erecting a standard on each corner, which will the centre of the base a cement pyramid, 16 feet high, 10 feet square at the bottom and 7 feet square at the top.

This will complete the monument with the exception of the marble tablets that are to bear the names of the deceased soldiers and the chains that will hang from corner to corner. Although the committee have let out work amounting to £250 that money is not all in hand, but it is felt that once the public see the money being spent everyone will throw in a little to help this worthy project on towards completion.
The Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW), 14 August 1925.

Location

Address:Kurrajong Avenue & Chelmsford Place, Leeton, 2705
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.551819
Long: 146.405844
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

Front Inscription

IN MEMORIAM

1914  1918

Our Glorious Dead
1914 - 1918

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

IN MEMORIAM

1914  1918

Our Glorious Dead
1914 - 1918

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

IN MEMORIAM

1939  1945

Our Glorious Dead
1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

IN MEMORIAM

1939  1945

Our Glorious Dead
1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity

Plaque :

THIS ANZAC MEMORIAL CLOCK 
              Was Erected By
Leeton Sub-Branch of R.S.S.A.I.L.A.
       With Public Subscription
      And Was Unveiled By
          Sir Iven Mackay,
K.B.E., C.M.G., D.S.O. and Bar, Croix de Guerre, Greek M.C.
And Dedicated On 11th November 1965.

W. R. Cox, President
E. B. Shepley, Secretary

Source: MA,NRWM
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