A cupola, with four supporting sandstone lions, surmounts an arched sandstone structure with an enclosed bronze figure of an Australian soldier with rifle at the ready.
Four columns at the extremities complete the classical centre section, with the whole resting upon a base of grey granite blocks. A number of plaques are affixed to the base structure.
Other memorials are present within the park, including the impressive World War 1 Carillon.
Note: Additional names were added to the Memorial in the 1960's, including that of Lieut Peter Handcock, executed by order of a British Court Martial. Along with Harry 'Breaker' Morant he was convicted of shooting Boer Prisoners. The whole unfortunate saga was popularised in the 1979 film 'Breaker Morant', largely inspired by the release of Kit Denton's 1973 book, The Breaker.
Various original letters and “relics' are in the Mitchell Collection, State Library of New South Wales.The memorial is located on Kings Parade - parkland bounded by William, George, Church and Russell streets.
'To the honour of the Bathurst men who served in the 1899 South African War 1902'
'Unveiled by Lord Kitchener January 10th 1910'
'In memory of those who gave their lives for the Empire'
'This stone was laid by Ald F. B. Kenny Mayor 1909'
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Campaign||Link|
|Cpl||C||Andrews||South African Campaign||view|
|Tpr||P W||Appleby||South African Campaign||view|
|Lieut||J||Apps||South African Campaign||view|
|Tpr||G W||Armstrong||South African Campaign||view|
|Tpr||W||Armstrong||South African Campaign||view|
|Sgt||C S||Arthur||South African Campaign||view|
|Cpl||H C||Avern||South African Campaign||view|
|Sgt||W||Barnham||South African Campaign||view|
|Tpr||W E||Beecham||South African Campaign||view|
|Tpr||A T||Bennett||South African Campaign||KIA||view|
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