Inverell War Memorial

Details

Location Evans & Lawrence Streets, Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The memorial, which is a very handsome structure, cost £1800 and contains the names of 229 soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice.

Grey stone obelisk consisting of white stone base with steps, veteran list, plaques, and column.

THE RELOCATION OF THIS ANZAC MEMORIAL IN WAS IN 1958
IT WAS MOVED FROM THE CENTRE INTERSECTION, ADJACENT TO THE
TOWN HALL IN OTHO STREET, TO THIS LOCATION'
THE DESIGN WAS BY INVERELL ARCHITECT J.F. O'CONNOR.
ITS CENTREPIECE, A 4 TONNE 6.2 METRE HIGH ROMAN DORIC COLUMN,
IS SET ON AN OCTAGONAL BASE.
AT THE COLUMN'S TOP IS AN URN SIGNIFYING DEATH, MOURNING AND
REMEMBRANCE, WHILE THE CLOTH DRAPED THROUGH ONE OF ITS
HANDLES IS SAID TO REPRESENT CHRIST'S SHROUD.
THE MAJORITY OF GRANITE IS FROM URALLA, WHILE THE DIE,
ON WHICH IS INSCRIBED 229 NAMES, COMES FROM ROCKHAMPTON.
CONTRACTORS FRO THE MEMORIAL WERE MESSRS. HIDGOS & CO.,
WHILE THE MOULDING, CARVING AND POLISHING WERE CARRIED
OUT BY ANSELL OLDING & CO.
REFURBISHMENT AND CLEANING WERE CARRIED OUT BY THE
RSL SUB BRANCH IN 2015

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Built Messrs. Hidgos & Co.
Opened 25 April 1924 by Dr. Earle Page
Inscription

[ Names ]

Inverell War Memorial

Erected by the people of Inverell and District in proud and undying memory of those who fell in the Great War, 1914 - 1918.

I, with uncovered head,
Salute the sacred dead
Who went and who returned not - say not `so`
Virtue treads paths that end not in the grave.
No ban of endless night exiles the brave.

This stone was laid on ANZAC Day 25th April 1924 by Senator Major-Gen. C. F. Cox. C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D.

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription
[ Names ]
Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]

THIS PLAQUE IS TO MARK
THE RELOCATION OF THIS ANZAC MEMORIAL IN 1958
IT WAS MOVED FROM THE CENTRE INTERSECTION, ADJACENT TO THE
TOWN HALL IN OTHO STREET, TO THIS LOCATION'
THE DESIGN WAS BY INVERELL ARCHITECT J.F. O'CONNOR.
ITS CENTREPIECE, A 4 TONNE 6.2 METRE HIGH ROMAN DORIC COLUMN,
IS SET ON AN OCTAGONAL BASE.
AT THE COLUMN'S TOP IS AN URN SIGNIFYING DEATH, MOURNING AND
REMEMBRANCE, WHILE THE CLOTH DRAPED THROUGH ONE OF ITS
HANDLES IS SAID TO REPRESENT CHRIST'S SHROUD.
THE MAJORITY OF GRANITE IS FROM URALLA, WHILE THE DIE,
ON WHICH IS INSCRIBED 229 NAMES, COMES FROM ROCKHAMPTON.
CONTRACTORS FRO THE MEMORIAL WERE MESSRS. HIDGOS & CO.,
WHILE THE MOULDING, CARVING AND POLISHING WERE CARRIED
OUT BY ANSELL OLDING & CO.
REFURBISHMENT AND CLEANING WERE CARRIED OUT BY THE
RSL SUB BRANCH IN 2015

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

MATHER, Alan James

Service number 1983
Private
33rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Nov 1879

BURGIN, Walter

Service number 136
Lance Corporal
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

BOTTOM, Joseph Charles

Service number 1344
Corporal
14th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 15 Aug 1889

JOHNSON, Sydney Ellis Clare

Service number 946
Lance Corporal
1st Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1890

GROVE, Cecil Harcourt

Service number 305
Trooper
Born 1897

ANDERSON, Andrew

Service number 701
Private
33rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Oct 1876

GROVE, Leander de Lorme

Service number 324
Lieutenant
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Dec 1896

GROVE, William John

Service number 1670
Lance Corporal
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1891

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