Grafton Cenotaph

Description

The cenotaph consists of a granite column supported by a square pillar, on a concrete base with five concrete stairs. The column is surmounted by an orb. The memorial was originally built to comemorate those who served in the First World War and an honour roll is inscribed on the sides of the pillar. Plaques have been added later for the Second World War, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam.

Inscription

Side

Lest We Forget
Our Immortal Dead

Grafton
Southgate
Carrs Creek
Alumny Creek

Side 

To the unknown

Plaque

Lest We Forget
World War II - 1939 - 45

Plaque 

Lest We Forget
Korea 1950 - 53

Plaque

Lest We Forget 
Malaya 1964 - 65

Plaque

Lest We Forget
Vietnam 1965 - 72

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Gnr Percy Alderson World War 1 KIA AIF 3rd FAB Gallipoli view
Pte Arhtur E C Baker World War 1 DOW AIF 42nd Btn Passchendaele view
Pte Cyril M Brown World War 1 KIA AIF 36th Btn Passchendaele view
Pte William M Buist World War 1 DOI AIF 30th Btn France view
Pte Thomas G R Champion World War 1 KIA AIF 9th Btn Anzac Cove view
Pte John E Chapman World War 1 KIA AIF 31st Btn Fromelles view
Pte Charles Cromack World War 1 KIA AIF 18th Btn Bullecourt view
Sgt Falkland E Davison World War 1 KIA AIF 4th Btn Strazeele view
Gunner L R Ebsworth First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 1240 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 13th Field Artillery Brigade view
Pte Roy H Eggins World War 1 DOI AIF 9th Btn Gallipoli view
Address
Memorial Park
Prince Street
Grafton NSW 2460
Local Government Area
  • Clarence Valley Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Peter Hay, Clarence Valley Council
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
11/11/1923
Dedication date
11 November 1923
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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