Topic: Halswell war memorial

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The Stone monument in Halswell Road is a memorial to the men of the Halswell district who died in World War I. Subsequent plaques commemorate WWII, Korean, Malaya-Bornea and Vietnam wars.

Halswell war memorial - 25 December 2014 Location
On reserve at Halswell Road frontage of Halswell Domain.

This memorial was unveiled on 24th June 1924, by Sir Heaton Rhodes. At the time The Press described it as " one of the most striking memorials in Canterbury...".

Description
Stone monument as a memorial to the men of Halswell district who died in World War I, 1914–1918.

"Constructed of Halswell bluestone with a border of Hoon Hay stone,  it contains a black granite slab, on which are inscribed the names of those who fell."    

The memorial was constructed by W.(Billy) Winsor of Christchurch.

Inscription

ln memory of the men of this district who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War of 1914-18.
Ready either to live or die valiantly.

In 2007 additional bronze plaques were unveiled at the ANZAC Day ceremony to commemorate the conflicts of World War II, Korea, Malaya-Borneo and Vietnam.

 

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Halswell war memorial


Materials:Halswell bluestone, Hoon Hay stone, black granite
City:Christchurch