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Grenfell WW1 Memorial : 25-03-2014
Grenfell WW1 Memorial : 25-03-2014

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The Grenfell Soldiers Memorial commemorates those who served and those who lost their lives during World War One.

Monument characteristics :

A tall granite obelisk mounted on three stone steps.

The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the soldiers' memorial was performed by Sir. Neville Howse, V.C in Grenfell on Empire Day. Two thousand people were present. The Mayor (Alderman During) asked Sir Neville Howse to perform the ceremony. He stated that 400 men had enlisted from Grenfell. 68 making the supreme sacrifice. The President of Weddin Shire Council (Councillor W. H. Simpson) presented Sir Neville with a miniature trowel made from Grenfell gold. A guard of honour of GrenfeIl returned soldiers in uniform were present.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 26th May 1923.

The unveiling ceremony in connection with the Grenfell soldiers memorial will be performed at 1 o'clock next Saturday by Sir Neville Howse, V.C., M.P.
Daily Witness (Young), 23rd January 1924.

Location

Address:Mid Western Highway & Burrangong Street, Weddin Shire Memorial Park, Grenfell, 2810
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.895093
Long: 148.162919
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th January, 1924
Front Inscription

THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

MEN WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR GOD KING AND COUNTRY

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Left Side Inscription

GRENFELL SOLDIERS WHO ANSWERED THE CALL

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

GRENFELL SOLDIERS WHO ANSWERED THE CALL

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Right Side Inscription

GRENFELL SOLDIERS WHO ANSWERED THE CALL

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Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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