Mascot War Memorial

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Description

Description from The Daily Telegraph 1st Sept., 1922. Mitchell Collection, State Library of NSW.

'The foundation contains 1400 cubic feet of concrete, and the steps are of Bowral trachyte. The lamp bases are of polished red granite, and the nameplate is of axed and polished grey granite, supporting the super-structure, which is also of axed and polished granite, with polished trachyte panels, bearing the inscriptions and names of the fallen, engraved and finished in gold.

A heavily wrought cornice supports an emblematical device of the shield and palms of victory in electro bronze. The whole is finished with a massive polished grey granite column supporting the Orb of the Empire, embellished with bronze mountings and Victoria Cross. The movement for the memorial was initiated by Ald. T. H. Hicks, on his election as Mayor in January, 1920, and the foundation-stone was laid by him on December 4, 1920.

The memorial was designed by Mr. W. Martin, architect, of Glebe, and the work carried out by Mr. A. Goode, A.I.F., sculptor, of Sydney. Alderman R. S. King acted as hon. secretary to the movement, and Alderman F. J. Chipman was hon. treasurer.'

Inscription

Plaque 1:

Mascot War Memorial

Their name liveth evermore

Erected by the People of Mascot in grateful memory of their fallen heroes 1914 – 1919

Plaque 2:

Municipality of Botany 

This plaque has been erected to commemorate the memory of those persons who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country during World War II and all subsequent wars including Korea Borneo Malaya Vietnam  

25th April. 1967.
Ald. J. Slattery Mayor.  
R. D. Madden  Town Clerk

Foundation stone:

This stone was laid by Thos. Hicks, Mayor 4th Dec., 1920

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
David W Beatie World War 1 KIA view
Edward Bell World War 1 KIA view
Thomas Bennett World War 1 KIA view
Percy W Bishop World War 1 KIA view
Robert H Boyd World War 1 KIA view
Fred Carpenter World War 1 KIA view
Gordon Chandler World War 1 KIA view
Lionel R Clark World War 1 KIA view
Rosslyn Cook World War 1 KIA view
John H Coulsen World War 1 KIA view
Address
149 Coward Street,
Mascot Memorial Park,
Mascot NSW 2020
Local Government Area
  • Bayside Council
Memorial type
  • Lamp
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Kingsgrove North High School
Established date
1920
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1920-12-04
Dedication date
04 December 1920
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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