Cenotaph, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Phronimos
S 39° 03.404 E 174° 04.152
60H E 246396 N 5672838
Quick Description: Register number 885, this Category II Historic Place was built in 1924 to honour those who died in the Great War.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 8/21/2010 12:41:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM9GZ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member psychrn
Views: 3

Long Description:
“Their Name Liveth For Evermore“
This monument and those words help us to remember our ancestors who fought and died in Wars in foreign lands, namely - The Great War - 1914-1918; The Second World War - 1938-1945; the Korean War, and the war in South-East Asia.

The Merchant Navy was added to New Plymouth's war memorial cenotaph on 2 September 2006 to acknowledge its place as the fourth service who fought and lost their lives in the theatres of War, joining the Royal New Zealand Navy, Army and Air Force.

Unfortunately about the same time an unsuccessful attempt was undertaken to add to the cenotaph a memorial plaque dedicated to all servicewomen who served their country in time of war. This was not permitted, and shamefully is mounted on a boulder in the stone wall in the adjacent garden outside the old RSA /Taranaki Club rooms opposite the cenotaph.
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 9/1/1983

Type of history commemorated (short description):
This is another Frank Messenger designed construction, being a monument to World War One, World War Two, and later the Korean War and Wars in South East Asia

Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:
New Plymouth

Year placed: 1924

Hours of operation:
Open street intersection (Queen Street and St Aubyn Street)

Is it accessible to the general public:
Yes, street intersection, central New Plymouth

Admission fees if any: Not Listed

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