Griffith Cenotaph

Description

The memorial, facing south is a cement rendered tower of tapered shape and triangular in cross section, standing 12.19 metres. To accentuate the height, three tapered projecting vertical ribs extend from the base to three quarters of the way up the tower.

There are two accompanying flag poles and a door on the east side leading into the Interior.

The memorial is set in the centre of a two stepped concrete and brick paver hexagon shaped base bounded with a low chain fence.

Pencil perspective drawings were done by Arthur Buckley Long
with Allan Brayne doing the dimensions and working drawings.The memorial is situated on the north side, between Ulong & Kooyoo Streets.In 2011, eight, black polished granite stones were erected in front of the existing tower. These stones commemorate over 3000 names of War Veterans.

Inscription

Front south face: LEST WE FORGET, at top 1914.

1st bronze plaque: ‘IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN AND UNKNOWN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER, 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF REMEMBRANCE DAY, 11.11.1993

2nd bronze plaque – in the centre of a laurel wreath the words: ‘THEY MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE’ Either side of wreath the years 1939, 1945.
At the bottom after servicemen’s names the inscription: ‘WE WILL REMEMBER THEM’.

3rd bronze plaque - Directly below another name plaque was added for WW2.

East face: TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD and at top 1918.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
G W Abbott view
G H Abbott view
T Abbott view
G C Adams view
G C Adams view
J C Adams view
A A Adams view
J G Adams view
A J Adams view
K Adams view
Address
War Memorial Gardens, Banna Avenue
Griffith NSW 2680
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
RSL Griffith Sub Branch Griffith Genealogical & Historical Society Inc, Additional Photos Peter Levarre-Waters & David Roden
Established date
1940
Dedication date
1940-04-25 00:00:00.0

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