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The foundation stone for the Mascot War Memorial was laid on 4 December 1920 and the finished work was unveiled the following year on 3 April.
A detailed description of the memorial was reported in The Daily Telegraph on 1 September 1922:
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.
Mascot War Memorial
Their name liveth evermore
Erected by the People of Mascot in grateful memory of their fallen heroes 1914 – 1919
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
This stone was laid by Thos. Hicks, Mayor 4th Dec., 1920
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|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|
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