Molong and District War Memorial

Molong and District War Memorial, with flagpolesMolong and District War Memorial, with flagpoles flying flags at halfmastClose-up of 'we will remember them' side of the Molong and District War MemorialClose-up of 'lest we forget' side of the Molong and District War MemorialClose-up of First World War honour roll on the Molong and District War MemorialClose-up of The Ode plaque on the Molong and District War MemorialArchival image. Previous memorial headstone that was accidently destroyed. Photograph provided by Gary Brown, c2014.

The memorial is an obelisk, positioned on a two-step base, which is made of the same material. It is in recognition of all the brave soldiers from Molong and the surronding district who have served Australia in the defence forces. The memorial is positioned on a circular paved area, surrounded by grass, within the town's village green. Two flagpoles are also on site. 

On the front of the obelisk, there is a dedication plaque and an unveiling plaque, as well as the emblems of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Commonwealth Military Forces, and Royal Australian Air Force. The front side of the base is also inscribed with the words 'Lest we forget'. Another notable inclusion is an honour roll for the First World War, which is attached to the left side of the obelisk. 

The obelisk was dedicated on 15 April 2018. It replaces the original memorial, which was a headstone with several plaques attached. The original memorial was dedicated on 16 July 2011 and is shown in image 7 above. It was accidently destroyed, prompting its replacement. The top plaque on the front of the obelisk bears the same inscription as one of the original plaques. 

For further research on Molong First World War veterans, see Nancy Leathem's blog.


Front - top plaque

In memory of
all those from
Molong and district
who have served their country
in the defence forces

Lest We Forget

Front - bottom plaque

Dedicated on the 15th April 2018
Reverend Wayne Spencer
Sister Ann Morrison

Front - inscription on base

Lest We Forget

Left - plaque

The Ode
[Two verses]

Right - plaque

World War I

Back - inscription on obelisk

We Will Remember Them

Back - plaque

Funded by the Molong Community with
assistance of Cabonne Council
State Government and Molong RSL Sub Branch.

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Village Green
Cnr Bank and Gidley Streets
Molong NSW 2866
Local Government Area
  • Cabonne Shire
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
David Bloomfield. Gary Brown.
Year of construction
2011 and 2018
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date
15 August 2018
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