Cowra and District National Servicemen's Memorial

Description

A freestanding brick monument with two bronze plaques attached. The monument has been recessed into existing brick garden area with a flagpole behind. 

The monument was initiated and completed by Cowra RSL members. Construction was finished in December 2011. The dedication ceremony on Saturday 4 February 2012 included guest speakers Mr John Drum, South Western District President and rear Admiral (Ret.) Ken Doolan AO RSL National Executive.

Dimensions:

  • The monument is 120cm wide, 60cm deep and 160cm high. It is positioned on a concrete pad 175cm wide and 150cm deep.
  • The flagpole is 9m tall. It is a lockable style, made of aluminum and is mounted 15cm behind the memorial.
  • The upper plaque is 66cm wide and 44cm high. The lower plaque is 37cm wide and 44cm high.

The memorial is located in a small park on the western end of Kendall Street, next to the Target store.

Inscription

Plaque 1

To commemorate all Cowra and District National Servicemen who provided Australia with defence protection 1951 to 1972

Plaque 2

NAVY ARMY AIR FORCE

Address
Squire Park
80 Kendall Street
Cowra NSW 2794
Local Government Area
  • Cowra Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Monument
Recorded by
Cowra RSL Sub Branch - Margaret Clark Hon. Sec
Established date
December 2011
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
2012-02-04
Dedication date
04 February 2012
Conflict/s
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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