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Gosford Cenotaph

Gosford Cenotaph
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Description / Background

This sandstone cenotaph is located within Gosford Memorial Park in Gosford, NSW. It bears several inscriptions and two large honour rolls for the First and Second World Wars. Decorating the top of the memorial are several laurel wreaths and the emblems of the three service branches of the Australian Defence Force.

Adjacent to the memorial is a 25 pounder cannon.  

Inscription

Front

Their name liveth for evermore.

Side

Our glorious dead

Boer War 1899–1902
World War I 1914–1918
World War II 1939–1945
Korea 1950–1953
Malaya 1948–1960
Borneo 1962–1966
Vietnam 1962–1972
Iraq, East Timor, Afghanistan

Honour roll

1914–1919
Our glorious dead
[Names]

Honour roll

1939–1945
Our glorious dead
[Names]

Plaque

This cenotaph was restored
upgraded and dedicated
as a tribute to all veterans by
Gosford RSL Sub Branch
April 1988
Hon. Sec. R. C. Sturgeon Pres.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
E D Alexander World War 2 view
W G Archibald World War 2 view
J Babekuhl World War 2 view
A Banks World War 1 view
A Bean World War 1 view
D N Brack World War 2 view
R Bryant World War 2 view
D Burns World War 2 view
W E Burns World War 2 view
A E Bushell World War 1 view

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Address
Gosford Memorial Park
Cnr Mann Street and Vaughan Avenue
Gosford NSW 2250
Local Government Area
Central Coast Council
Setting
Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Cenotaph
Recorded by
Rusty Priest AM. Peter Levarre-Waters. Kay Williams.
Year of construction
1923
Dedication date
25 April 1924
Conflict/s
South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Korean War, 1950–53
Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
Vietnam War, 1962–75
Iraq: the First Gulf War, 1990–91
Afghanistan, 2001–present
Iraq: the Second Gulf War, 2003–09
Materials
Sandstone