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The Soldiers Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in World War One. 

The unveiling of the Harwood Soldiers Memorial took place at Harwood on Saturday. The memorial takes the form of an obelisk, and the principal part of the design is executed in trachyte, a material akin to granite, which is got from quarries near Bowral. It is of a dark grey color, and takes a very fine polish. On a substantial foundation of concrete is placed a freestone basement, consisting of three tiers of steps, covering ground 7ft. square, and 1ft. 6in. high.

The second trachyte stone is a beautifully polished block, weighing one ton and engraved thereon are sixty -six names. In front of seven of-these names is cut a Maltese Gross, indicating that they fell in the great struggle. The full height of this handsome memorial, is 17ft., with a basement of 7ft. square at the ground line. The execution of the memorial was placed by the committee in the hands of Matheson and Collins of Grafton and Maclean, and a large portion of the work was done at their monumental yards. The unveiling was performed by Mrs. Dorcey, the mother of three soldiers. 
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW ), 20 September 1921.


Address:River Street, Harwood, 2465
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.427156
Long: 153.242909
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
Designer:Matheson & Collins (Grafton, NSW)
Monument Manufacturer:Matheson & Collins (Grafton, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th September, 1921
Front Inscription

              [ Names ]

Erected By The Citizens Of Harwood Island
To Perpetuate The Memory Of The Gallant
Lads Who Forsaking All, Went Across
The Sea To Fight For Their King And Country
In The Hour Of Their Need, In The Great War
Of 1914 - 1918. And In Loving Memory Of Those
Who Laid Down Their Lives For The Good Cause.
"Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori"

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription
[ Names ]
Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Source: NRWM, MA
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