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Punchbowl Cenotaph : April 2014
Punchbowl Cenotaph : April 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The cenotaph commemorates those who served in World War One.

"To the Punchbowl soldiers who fought in the great war, 1914-1919, their fellow citizens raised this token of appreciation." This is the inscription borne by the Punchbowl soldiers' memorial, which was unveiled by the State Commandant (Major-General Lee), in the presence of several hundred people, on Saturday afternoon. The memorial is constructed of freestone, of modest but neat design, and stands about 20ft high. Over 70 names are enrolled upon it. "The work of our soldiers," said General Lee, "was of such magnitude that it will be many years before we realise what they have actually accomplished. On the blood of the men who died will the future of Australia be built."
The Sydney Morning Herald, 23rd December 1919.


Address:Broadway, Median Strip, Punchbowl, 2196
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.926067
Long: 151.058608
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 20th December, 1919
Front Inscription

       To The 
Punchbowl Soldiers
 Who Fought In
The Great War
1914 - 1919
Their Fellow Citizens
Raised This Token
Of Appreciation

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