Cobargo and District Soldiers Memorial

Description

The Cobargo District Soldiers Memorial is a granite block construction with large granite plaque in the centre listing the names of those who served in the First World War. To either side are brass plaques listing the names from the Second World War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. To the side of these are smaller inscribed plaques. To the far left is an old origional Honor Roll for Dignam Creek and at the center rear is a single white flag pole.

Funds to construct the war memorial were raised locally, 

A memorial committee made up of local women met in May 1933 to revive plans for a war memorial that had lapsed for a number of years. The original committee of local men was set up in 1919. Funds collected by that committee were returned and then given to the womens committee in 1933 along with interest earned in the 14 year interim. The plans to construct the monument for the monument were accepted by the memorial committee on July 1934. Mr D. B. Sheperdson, a monumental architect from Sydney, designed the memorial and oversaw its construction. 

The memorial was unveiled by The governor-general Sir Isaac Isaacs on 16 November 1935. 

Inscription

Their story is not graven only on stone over their native earth. There is no glory like his who saves his country. Cobargo and District Soldiers MemorialThe Great War 1914 – 1918

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
J Abraham World War 2 view
G Allen World War 2 view
H Allen World War 2 view
J Allen World War 2 view
A A Annetts World War 1 view
P S Annetts World War 1 view
N R Bailey World War 1 view
A Barlow World War 2 view
C Barlow World War 2 view
E Barlow World War 2 view
Address
Cnr Princes Highway & Tarlinton Street
Cobargo NSW 2550
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
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Dedication date: 
19 November 1935
Dedication date
19 November 1935

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