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The Cenotaph commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World Wars One and Two.  It was originally built to commemorate World War One.  A plaque was added at a later date to commemorate World War Two.

The Cenotaph was unveiled by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Donald Cameron, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D. on Anzac Day 1938. The ceremony was preceded by a march of through the town of about 120 returned soldiers headed by a band and led by Sir Donald Cameron. The march to the memorial took the route through an avenue of bottle trees which represented each of their fallen comrades.
Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Toowoomba), 27th April 1938.

Monument Characteristics:
The monument comprises a cenotaph sitting on a slightly larger base, both of rock faced pale grey granite. The cenotaph has three leaded marble plaques which are recessed into the granite. The front face (facing Bungil Street) bears Laurence Binyon`s ode "For the Fallen " with a bronze AIF badge above. The rear plaque bears the 93 names of the fallen with a bronze laurel wreath above. A plaque has been added to the eastern side to commemorate the 39 local men who fell in World War Two.





Address:Bungil Street, Memorial Park, Roma, 4455
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.569242
Long: 148.788715
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1938
Front Inscription

In memory of all the men enlisted from this District who were faithful unto death in the Great War 1914 - 1918

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old
Age shall nopt weary them nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

"Lest we forget" 

Back Inscription
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Right Side Inscription

In memory of the men who enlisted from this District who paid the supreme sacrifice in the 2nd Great War 1939 - 1945

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