Topic: Burwood War Memorial

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Memorial to local 'Burwood Boys' who died serving New Zealand during World Wars I and II.

Location
Corner of Lake Terrace Road and New Brighton Road.

Description
Granite obelisk style monument on concrete base.  Memorial to local 'Burwood Boys' who died serving New Zealand during World Wars I and II.

Behind the main memorial is a seat with plaques commemorating those who died during First World War, Second World War, and post Second World War conflicts.

History

Burwood War Memorial Committee was formed in 1917 as the Burwood Soldiers' Entertainment Committee, for the benefit of returned soldiers. In 1918 it became the Burwood War Memorial Committee, and in 1921 the War Memorial was unveiled. A column engraved on its base with the names of local soldiers killed in the War, it stands in its own grounds on the corner of Lake Terrace and New Brighton Roads. In 1947 the names of local soldiers killed in the Second World War were added. In 2002 the Committee disbanded, handing over the care of the Memorial and its grounds to the Christchurch City Council.

Soldiers

Listed on the main column - In memory of the Burwood Boys who fell in the Great War 1914-1918

 

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