Cobargo and District Soldiers Memorial

Description

The Cobargo and 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 and Vietnam Wars. To the side of these are smaller inscribed plaques with quotations. To the far left is an original First World War Roll of Honor from Dignam Creek and at the center rear is a single white flagpole.

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 locally by the first committee were returned and then given to the 1933 committee, along with interest earned in the 14 year interim. The plans to construct the monument were accepted by the committee in July 1934. Mr D. B. Sheperdson, a monumental architect from Sydney, designed the memorial and oversaw its construction. The memorial was unveiled by the State Governor, on 16 November 1935. 

Materials
  • Granite
Inscription

Centre panel

Cobargo and District
Soldiers Memorial
The Great War 1914 – 1918

[Names]

Roll 1

World War II
[Names]

Roll 2

WORLD WAR II
[Names]
KOREA
[Names]
VIETNAM
[Names]

Quotation plaque 1

Their story is not graven only on stone over their native earth.

Quotation plaque 2

There is no glory like his who saves his country.

Dignam's Creek roll

Roll of Honor
Dignam's Creek
[Names]

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 and Tarlinton Street
Cobargo NSW 2550
Local Government Area
  • Bega Valley Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Monument
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
16 November 1935
Dedication date
16 November 1935
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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