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Foundation Stone 2 : 28-June-2014
Foundation Stone 2 : 28-June-2014

Photographs supplied by Stephen Woods

St Marys War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One, World War Two, the Korean War, the Malayan Emergency and the Vietnam War.

The memorial is a rotunda which was erected by public subscription in 1922 to commemorate those who served in World War One. It contains an honour roll of the men of the district who served. A plaque was unveiled on the 20th April 1986 to commemorate those who served in World War Two, Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam.

The laying of the foundation stones took place of the 25th February 1922 by the Mayor, Alderman T.W. Brooker and the President of the local Red Cross Society. An afternoon sports carnival was cancelled due to the unfavourable weather but stalls and donations raised money for the memorial fund
Nepean Times, 11th February & 4th March 1922.

The pavilion was opened on the 28th October 1922 by Major -General Sir Charles Rosenthal in front of a large crowd. In the early part of the program the National Anthem was played and schoolchildren sang "Advance Australia Fair". Major Rosenthal concluded his speech with "To the Glory of God and to the memory of these brave men, I unveil these tablets and dedicate this memorial." 
Nepean Times, 4th November 1922.  

 

Location

Address:Great Western Highway, Victoria Park , St Marys, 2760
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.769685
Long: 150.769566
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:A. S. Carfrae (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:E. Exley (builder)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th October, 1922
Front Inscription

1914     1918

They died for freedom and honour

[ Names ]

Plaque :

This memorial was erected by public subscription 

1922

A. S. Carfrae    Eld. Exley
Architect           Builder

 

Left Side Inscription

Roll of Honour

[ Names ]

This stone was laid by His Worship the Mayor of St. Marys Ald. T. W. Brooker

Feb. 25. 1922

 

Back Inscription

Dedicated to those who paid the supreme sacrifice in

World War II
Korea
Malaysia
Vietnam

- We will remember them -

This plaque was unveiled 20th April 1986 by Ald. Brian King, Mayor of Penrith

Right Side Inscription

Roll of Honour

[ Names ]

This stone was laid by the President Red Cross Society St Marys Branch Kenneth Campbell Esq.

Feb. 25. 1922

Plaque :

In memory of Korea

1950 - 1956


 
Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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