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Blacktown War Memorial -Digger closeup : Feb 2014
Blacktown War Memorial -Digger closeup : Feb 2014

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A monument commemorates those from the district who died in service or were killed in World War One.  It was unveiled in May 1920 by Brigadier General Cox. 

The ceremony of unveiling the Soldiers' Memorial, erected within the property of the Shire Council, in front of the Council Chambers, at Blacktown, was favored with lovely weather on the 1st instant. It was not surprising, therefore, that a large gathering was present from all parts of the shire. Of about 300 soldiers belonging to the shire, who took part in the great war, 53 were killed and their names, cut out in gold lettering, appear on the memorial.
Windsor and Richmond Gazette , 14th May 1920.

 

Location

Address:Second Avenue, Blacktown RSL Club, Blacktown, 2148
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.766213
Long: 150.907895
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st May, 1920
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE SHIRE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

LEST WE FORGET  

ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF  THE BLACKTOWN SHIRE

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Source: MA,NRWM
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