Marrickville Memorial Bowling Club

Description

The memorial is a semi-circular lawn bounded by a low brick fence in which a stone wall and three flagstaffs are set. Two stone blocks with stainless steel plaques attached are on either side of the flagstaffs. The stone wall is adorned with bronze insignias of the Australian Navy, Army and Air Force and the words 'Lest we forget'. The whole memorial is within a garden with an iron fence and gates. 

The gate was dedicated on 5 December 1959 and the additional memorial elements were dedicated on 18 February 2004.

Inscription

Wall:

Lest we forget

Plaque 1:

To Honour the Fallen. These memorial gates and entrance were presentedby Marrickville Council and were officially opened by the Mayor Ald J F Laxton on 5th December 1959. President H.J. Falvey JP. Hon Secretary W Rolt.

Plaque 2:

In memory of the men and women of the Second World War (1939-1945) who gave their lives for Australia and liberated other countries from tyranny. Officially opened by Councillor Barry Cotter, Mayor of Marrickville on 18th February 2004. Sponsored by Marrickville Council, Commonwealth Department of Veteran Affairs, Marrickville Anzac Memorial Club, Petersham RSL Club Ltd and Petersham RSL Sub-Branch.

Address
531 Illawarra Road,
Marrickville Memorial Bowling Club,
Marrickville NSW 2204
Local Government Area
  • Inner West Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Unknown
Memorial type
  • Gate/lychgate
  • Wall
Recorded by
David Roden
Established date
1959
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
5 December 1959
Dedication date
05 December 1959
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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