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Nimmitabel Cenotaph

Nimmitabel Cenotaph
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Entrance Gates
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Second World War
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Aleppo-Pine
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Aleppo Pine plaque
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First World War
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Honour Roll
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Summerell JW Plaque
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8th Div AIF plaques
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National Servicemen
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NE Face
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NW Face
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Cenotaph
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SE Face
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Description / Background

The Nimmitabel Cenotaph is a grey granite obelisk, erected in 1921 in memory of the fallen heroes from the district who gave their lives in the First World War. The memorial is a private monument and was erected by the Nimmitabel Community, at a cost of £200 at the time. The foundation stone was laid on 5 November 1921 by Mr O. E. Silk. Plaques and polished granite tablets are attached to commemorate those who served and fell in the First and Second World Wars and the Vietnam War.

The memorial is located in a park next to the Monaro Highway also known as Bombala Street in Nimmitabel. The iron gates at the entrance of the park were erected in 1953. They depict the rising sun motif, which is the emblem of the Australian Imperial Forces.

Inscription

Obelisk - north-east face

[Incised star surrounded by wreath]

For God, King 
and Country

Erected to the memory
of the
Districts Fallen Heroes
who fought
in the Great War
1914-1919

Obelisk - south-east face

[Incised star surrounded by wreath]

This memorial
was erected by
the people of
Nimmitabel and District
and
the men engaged on the
Nimmitabel-Bombala
Railway Extension Works

Obelisk - bronze plaque

[Insignia of Royal Australian Navy, Australian Imperial Force and Royal Australian Air Force]

Honour
Roll

These plaques were erected by
Nimmitabel R.S.L Sub-branch in
1997, to honour those who served
from Nimmitabel and districts in
the -
FIRST WORLD WAR
SECOND WORLD WAR
VIETNAM WAR

Obelisk - plaque

First World War
1914~1918
[Names]

Obelisk - plaque

Second World War
1939~1945
[Names]

Vietnam War
1962~1972
[Names]

* Denotes service women

Plaque

National Servicemen's Association of Australia,
NSW Branch

This Paque is dedicated to the National Servicemen
of this town and district who served 1951-1972

Unveiled April 2009

LEST WE FORGET

Gates

LEST WE FORGET

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
C Geraghty World War 1 view
T Geraghty World War 1 view
T Geraghy World War 1 view
L Gilbert World War 1 view
R Gluyas World War 1 view
A Harrison World War 1 view
J Healey World War 1 view
F Hickey World War 1 view
R Hill World War 1 view
D Hogan World War 1 view

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Address
Nimmitabel Town Park
Bombala Street
Nimmitabel NSW 2631
Local Government Area
Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Setting
Garden/park
Memorial type
Gate/lychgate
Obelisk
Recorded by
Fay Govett - Engineering Administrative Assistant - Cooma-Monaro Shire Council
Year of construction
1921
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Vietnam War, 1962–75