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Yenda WW1 Cenotaph : 27-03-2014
Yenda WW1 Cenotaph : 27-03-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The cenotaph commemorates those who served in World War One.

The cenotaph had three Lee Enfield rifles pointing skywards joining at the end to form a triangle. (Originally Martini action rifles were on top but disappeared). These rifles have been replaced with a rifle and helmet encased in perspex. The central column is surrounded by four pillars linked with a heavy chain and accompanying flag poles. The column and pillars are all formed in concrete.

The main column, copper plate with insignia and wording was designed and fabricated by Charles Spencer a local coppersmith. The memorial was originally in front of the old RSL Club but was moved when the RSL Club sold the building and land for new premises some 100 metres east of where it now resides at the Yenda Diggers Club.


Address:East & Mirrool Avenues, Yenda Diggers Club, Yenda, 2681
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.250005
Long: 146.198101
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:Charles Spencer


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1932
Front Inscription


1914 - 18

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