Scone & District War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool and Stone Memorial

Scone War Memorial obelisk view from pool entryScone War Memorial obelisk view from pool entry view from the streetPool entry with War Memorial obelisk in foregroundScone War Memorial Swimming Pool official pool opening plaqueScone War Memorial Swimming Pool - the olympic pool
Description

[Scone Advocate, 30th September 1960] Standing in front of the entrance gates to the Scone War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool is a commemorative separate memorial, which was designed by Mr. B. L. Armitage, of Scone, in collaboration with the Scone Shire Council, which has been erected by the firm of local stone masons, B. L. Armitage and Co.

It consists of a re­inforced concrete base 12 feet, square, with a second base of sandstone 7 feet square. The roughcast obelisk is made of South Australian black granite and is 9 feet high and tapers from 2 feet 6 inches at the base to 2 feet square at the top. Inserted in the four re­cessed faces are four polished black granite panels each 5 feet by 1 foot 3 inches.

One of these panels carries the commemorative inscription and on the other three faces are in­scribed the names of 152 Scone and district soldiers who died on active service in World Wars I and II and in Korea. On the four faces above the polished panels, bronze laurel wreaths with torches have been fasten­ed. The aggregate weight of the whole structure is approximately 10 tons. In a setting of future lawns and gardens, and backed by willow and eucalypt trees, the memorial strikes a simple, dignified and impressive note, and is a fitting re­minder that the swimming pool serves as a memorial to those who gave their lives in both World Wars.

Inscription

[signage]

Scone & District War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool

[obelisk]

'In memory of those from Scone and from the District of Scone who went forth and gave their lives in defence of their Country - Lest We Forget'

[plaque inside pool]

This swimming centre was official opened on 1st October 1960 by
The Hon. P.N. Ryan, MLA, Minister for Public Works NSW

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
A B Franks Not Recorded KIA view
B J Gardiner Not Recorded KIA view
I L G Gardner Not Recorded KIA view
D D Geary Not Recorded KIA view
W George Not Recorded KIA view
P Golledge Not Recorded KIA view
F Goodworth Not Recorded KIA view
A Gray Not Recorded KIA view
G M Greig Not Recorded KIA view
M Grimes Not Recorded KIA view
Address
2 Guernsey Street
Scone NSW 2337
Location/surrounding area
Between Parker Street and New England Highway (A15)
Recorded by
Scone Public School
Established date
01/10/1960
Conflict/s
World War 1
World War 2
Korean War

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