Cowra Locomotive Depot First and Second World Wars Memorial Fountain

Description

The war memorial fountain features a sculpture of a hand holding a grenade with a sprinkler at its apex, above a large tray with four equidistant spouts and a fish pond at ground level. There are four planting boxes at each corner of the pond with a pebbled area around its perimeter. Two small plaques, one each for the First and Second World Wars, with names of rail employees who served in each war are placed at the base of the memorial.

The memorial is located on railway land adjacent to Cowra Locomotive Depot, Lachlan Valley Railway.

Notes on veterans' names:

  • No records can be found for a J Mulcahy of this area having died during the First World War. Their status has been left as killed in action (KIA) as that is what is indicated by the memorial.
  • J Jordan is given on the memorial as J Jordon.

Additonal notes by Sydney Trains:

The Cowra Railways Depot employees names who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars are inscribed on two stone tablets fixed to the fountain base.

The Cowra Locomotive Depot is currently managed by Australian Rail Track Corporation (A.R.T.C.).

Inscription

Tablet 1

The Great War
1914-1918
In memory of our
fallen comrades
[Names]

Tablet 2

World War 2
1939-1945
In memory of our
fallen comrades
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
R Cramp World War 2 KIA view
W Hood World War 1 KIA view
J Jordan World War 2 KIA view
S Marsden World War 1 KIA view
G Matheson World War 2 KIA view
R McCudden World War 2 KIA view
J Mulcahy World War 1 KIA view
L Mulvihill World War 1 KIA view
F Poole World War 1 DOD view
Address
Cowra Locomotive Depot
Campbell Street
Cowra NSW 2794
Local Government Area
  • Cowra Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Fountain/Drinking fountain
Recorded by
Mr. David Ward, Australian Rail Track Corporation. Sydney Trains
Established Date format: 
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Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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