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25-March-2014 (Sandra Brown)
25-March-2014 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Sandra Brown / Roger Johnson

The monument commemorates those who served in World War One.  It is 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.


Address:Camp & Weddin Streets, Weddin Shire Memorial Park, Grenfell, 2810
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.895057
Long: 148.162926
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:Saturday 26th January, 1924
Front Inscription

The Great War 1914 - 1918

Men who made the supreme sacrifice for God King and Country

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

Grenfell soldiers who answered the call

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Grenfell soldiers who answered the call

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Grenfell soldiers who answered the call

[ Names ]

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au