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The font in the church commemorates those from the parish who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

Extensive additions and alterations to St. John's Church of England, Cowra, are contemplated. A sum of £10 10/ has been received towards the erection of a memorial font of stone on marble column. This is to be a memorial to fallen soldiers.
Young Witness (NSW), 15 June 1917.

The erection of the Memorial Font and brass inscription plate in St. John's Church, Cowra, to the memory of the men who enlisted from parish and fell in the war, has just been completed. 
Young Witness (NSW), 15 Aug 1919.


Address:98 Kendal Street, St John’s War Memorial Church, Cowra, 2794
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.834448
Long: 148.692233
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Religious Object
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August -1919
Front Inscription

Plaque :

               The Font in this Church 
was erected A. D. 1919 to the Glory of God, 
& in memory of the men from this Parish 
whose names are hereunder inscribed who fell in the 
Great WAR, A.D. 1914 - 1918

[ Names ]

Eternal Rest grant them O Lord 
& Let Perpetual Light shine upon them. Amen.

Source: MA
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