St John's Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, Boorowa

St John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, front viewSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, plaqueSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance, side 1St John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance, Side 2St John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance, Side 3St John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance, Side 4St John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, gate viewed from outsideSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, left gate door viewed as open from outsideSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, right gate door viewed as open from outsideSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, gates as viewed from insideSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, side view of gate structure
Description

The lychgate was a body gate. It was where the body rested for a while before being laid to reverent keeping in the consecrated ground surrounding the church. It is not just an ornament, but a thought of remembrance - a door through which we have to pass ourselves, and to remind us of the thought ‘Lord, remember, and keep them, as the whole church was not on this earth - the biggest part was in Paradise.’

A Lamp of Remembrance hangs above the gate, with the names of several veterans inscribed.

Materials
  • Concrete
  • Glass
  • Timber
Inscription

Plaque on structure, inside:

In Memory of the

Soldier Sons

of the Church in the Parish,
Who gave their lives in
The Great War 1914-1918.

Their names are inscribed on the Lamp of Remembrance, given by their Comrades.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
T Gibbons Australian Army view
J Harding Australian Army view
J Howard Australian Army view
A Howes Australian Army view
E Jones Australian Army view
A Keefe Australian Army view
W Malone Australian Army view
J McCann Australian Army view
R Mewburn Australian Army view
A Mewburn Australian Army view
Address
St John’s Anglican Church
Cnr Queen and Farm Streets
Boorowa NSW 2586
Local Government Area
  • Hilltops Council
Setting
  • Building – outside
Location/surrounding area
At entrance of church
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Gate
Recorded by
Kathy McLennan
Established date
01/01/1928
Dedication date
25/04/1928
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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