The sandstone cenotaph took three months to construct by hand and was donated to Glenorie RSL Club in 2011. It stands over 6 meters tall, with a crafted cannon on three solid Australian sandstone blocks from the Mangrove Mountain Buff Range (Gosford Quarries sandstone). Constructed by the Sarkis Bros. Sandstone, Dural, it commemorates those men and women from the Glenorie district who served Australian in conflicts of war.
The cenotaph is a replica of the original Glenorie War Memorial in W V Buckingham Memorial Park. It is located adjacent to the Glenorie Memorial Hall, which also contains other memorials such as the Glenorie World War I Memorial Board.
Old Northern Road, a main road, is the boundary of the Hills and Hornsby Shire Councils; the cenotaph is located on the western side in the Hills Shire, at the entrance to Glenorie RSL. The memorial was built due to the large attendance at ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services by the public, resulting in safety concerns such as exposure to vehicular traffic in the limited area of W.V. Buckingham Memorial Park on Old Northern Road, Glenorie.
This cenotaph was unveiled by the Hon Philip Ruddock MP and dedicated to the men and women of Glenorie who have served. The memorial was donated by Sarkis Bros Sandstone Dural and commissioned by the President of Glenorie RSL Club, Mr Robert Hodges and the Glenorie RSL Sub-branch President Mr Andrew Pelizzer in 2011.
Additional to the inscriptions on the four lower plaques, the cenotaph has four bronze plaques attached to the upper surrounds of the structure. Three represent the three services: the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces (Rising Sun Badge); the Royal Australian Navy; and the Royal Australian Air Force. One represents the Returned Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen’s Imperial League of Australia, with the 1940 version of the RSL insignia.
THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED
MEN AND WOMEN
FROM THE GLENORIE DISTRICT
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
TO PRESERVE OUR FREEDOM
LEST WE FORGET
was officially unveiled by
The Hon. Philip Ruddock M.P.
27th March 2011
THIS MONUMENT WAS COMMISSIONED BY
PRESIDENT GLENORIE RSL
PRESIDENT SUB-BRANCH GLENORIE RSL
This monument was
Sarkis Bros Sandstone
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