2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government is interviewing WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
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.
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
Cr Bruce Miller Mayor
Frank Bridges Cowra RSL
Robert Sligar Cowra Services Club
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.
'COWRA' No 37 BUILT BY POOLE & STEEL PTY LTD 1943 SYDNEY - N.S.W. - AUSTRALIA.
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