Gosford Cenotaph

Depicting WWII 25 pounder cannon to South of the Cenotaph - Image provided by Kay Williams
Description

This sandstone cenotaph is located within Gosford Memorial Park in Gosford, NSW. It bears several inscriptions, and two large honour rolls for the First and Second World Wars. Decorating the top of the memorial are several laurel w[reaths and the three service branch emblems. 

Materials
  • Sandstone
Inscription

Front

Their name liveth for evermore.

Side

Our glorious dead

Boer War 1899–1902
World War I 1914–1918
World War II 1939–1945
Korea 1950–1953
Malaya 1948–1960
Borneo 1962–1966
Vietnam 1962–1972
Iraq, East Timor, Afghanistan

Honour roll

1914–1919
Our glorious dead
[Names]

Honour roll

1939–1945
Our glorious dead
[Names]

Plaque

This cenotaph was restored
upgraded and dedicated
as a tribute to all veterans by
Gosford RSL Sub Branch
April 1988
Hon. Sec. R. C. Sturgeon Pres.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
E D Alexander World War 2 KIA view
W G Archibald World War 2 KIA view
J Babekuhl World War 2 KIA view
A Banks World War 1 KIA view
A Bean World War 1 KIA view
D N Brack World War 2 KIA view
R Bryant World War 2 KIA view
D Burns World War 2 KIA view
W E Burns World War 2 KIA view
A E Bushell World War 1 KIA view
Address
Gosford Memorial Park
Cnr Mann Street and Vaughan Avenue
Gosford NSW 2250
Local Government Area
  • Central Coast Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Cenotaph
Recorded by
Mr Rusty Priest AM, former RSL State President (NSW Branch) and Peter Levarre-Waters
Established date
1923
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
04/25/1924
Dedication date
25 April 1924
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75
  • Iraq: the First Gulf War, 1990–91
  • Afghanistan, 2001–present
  • Iraq: the Second Gulf War, 2003–09

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