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15-October-2010
15-October-2010

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The Soldiers Memorial Tower commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The Tower was originally erected in memory of those from the district who served in World War One. The foundation stone was laid in 1922 and the tower was officially opened by General Cox on the 29th May 1924.

The Memorial Tower is the central feature of the Young Shire Council Town Hall and Council chambers. A bronze statue of a Digger is located on the street-side of the tower at roof level. There are several polished granite tablets on the outside of the main doorway beneath and inside the entrance foyer on which inscriptions and veterans` names are engraved. Four smaller plaques list separately those who died in both World Wars One and Two, with bigger plaques listing all those who served.

The citizens of Young have decided to erect a tower and clock to the western side of the town hall as a soldiers' memorial, marble or cast bronze tablets (6) bearing the names of all men who enlisted from the town and district, as well as a special tablet bearing the names of the heroic fallen; also vestibule and portico, the total cost of the work being estimated at £5000.
Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette (NSW), 25 November 1921. 

The date of the laying of the foundation stone of the Young and District Soldiers Memorial Tower, which is now in course of construction, has been definitely fixed for Saturday, 4th November. The Premier, Sir George Fuller, has consented to lay one of the stones and the other will be laid on behalf of the children of the district by Miss Crichton, daughter of the Shire President. Sir Walter Davidson was invited to perform the ceremony, but His Excellency regretted that he could not come to Young until next March. A meeting of the Memorial committee has been arranged for next Thursday afternoon at 3.00 to make final arrangements for the ceremonies in connection with the laying of the stone. 
Young Witness (NSW), 14 October 1922.

Location

Address:Boorowa Street, Young Shire Town Hall and Council Chambers, Young, 2594
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.312594
Long: 148.294387
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th November, 1922
Front Inscription

SOLDIERS MEMORIAL
TOWER

Plaque 1 :

·1922·

Erected In Grateful
Recognition Of All
Those Who Enlisted
And Who Fell In
The Great War
1914 - 1918

Plaque 2 :

In Memory Of The Fallen
       And The
Unknown Australian Soldier

75th Anniversary Of
Remembrance Day
11.11.1993

Plaque 3: 
In Memory
Of The Heroic Dead 
(Names)

Plaque 4:
The Town & District Tribute To Those 
Who Volunteered Great War 1914 - 1919 
(Names) 

Plaque 5 :

In Memory Of Those
Who Paid The Supreme
Sacrifice World War  
1939 - 1945. 

[ Names ]

Plaque 4 :

1988
Erected In Gratefull(sic) Recognition
Of All Those
Who Fought
And Those Who Fell
In Korean, Malaysian,
Borneo and Vietnam
Campaigns.

Source: MA,NRWM
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