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The monument commemorates the men from Lord Howe Island, Thomas Innes and Arthur Dignam, who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

Monument Characteristics: 

Rectangular shaped monument constructed from sandstone blocks and resting on a poured concrete base set in a garden area and facing south west. Sandstone blocks form a rectangular base with one row of sandstone blocks placed vertically around three sides of the base which form a small retaining wall.

A rectangular shaft rises from the centre of the base and consists of blocks of sandstone joined with mortar. The first layer has a bevelled edge and the top two layers are set in with decorative curved elements on each side. A polished granite plaque is attached to the front face.


Address:Lagoon Road, near Bowling Club & Sports Ground, Lord Howe Island, 2898
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.530777
Long: 159.068328
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 26th January, 1925
Front Inscription

Thomas George Innes
Pvte 20th Battalion
Killed at Hangard Wood on the Somme

Arthur Leslie Dignam
Pvte 19th Battalion
Died of wounds in France

This memorial was unveiled on 26 of January 1925 In honour of the men of Lord Howe Island who gave their lives in the Great War.

1914 - 1918


Source: MA,NRWM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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