HMAS Cowra Memorial

Description

Outside the Cowra Services Club is a memorial pillar with plaques attached, dedicated to those who served on the HMAS Cowra, a Second World War ship named after the town. Inside the club is a bell from the ship and various plaques. 

Inscription

Pillar side 1

H.M.A.S. COWRA
MEMORIAL

Dedicated to the Ship and Crew by Commodore R.R. Baker on behalf of Vice Admerial R.E. Shalders, AO, CSC, RAN Chief of Navy on 15 March 2006

On all the oceans white caps flow
You see no crosses row on row
But those who sleep beneath the sea
Rest in peace for you country is free
(Anon)

Cr Bruce Miller Mayor
Frank Bridges Cowra RSL
Robert Sligar Cowra Services Club

Plaque in proximity outside

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY O0F THE COMMISSIONING OF THE HMAS COWRA

CR. R. BLUME MAYOR OF COWRA 8TH OCTOBER 1993
LT.CDR. W.J. GILLIESRANR(S) CAPTAIN HMAS COWRA 8TH OCTOBER 1943.

Bell plaque inside club

'COWRA' No 37 BUILT BY POOLE & STEEL PTY LTD 1943 SYDNEY - N.S.W. - AUSTRALIA.

Address
Cowra Services Club
101 Brisbane Street
Cowra NSW 2794
Local Government Area
  • Cowra Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
03/15/2006
Dedication date
15 March 2006
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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