Yenda First World War Memorial

Description

The memorial is a white tiered column, facing north. A copper plate with insignia and wording is inserted on the front. On top are three Lee Enfield rifles pointing skywards joining at the end to form a triangle. They were originally martini action riffles, but they disappeared. The column is surrounded by four pillars linked with a heavy chain and accompanying flagpoles.

The column and pillars are all formed in concrete. The copper plate was designed and fabricated by Charles Spencer a local Copper Smith.

The memorial was originally in front of the old RSL Club but was moved when the Club sold the building and land for new premises some 100 metres east of where the memorial now resides at the Yenda Diggers Club.

Inscription

LEST WE FORGET 1914 - 18

Address
Yenda Diggers Club
Cnr East Street and Mirrool Avenue
Yenda NSW 2681
Local Government Area
  • Griffith, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Cross
Recorded by
Jennie Carter (Griffith Genealogical & Historical Society Inc and RSL Yenda Sub Branch) Updated photograph by Peter Levarre-Waters.
Established date
1932
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1932-04-25
Dedication date
25 April 1932
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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