Topic: Heathcote War Memorial

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Heathcote War Memorial, located at the corner of Flavell Street and Martindales Road, Heathcote.

Heathcote War Memorial Heathcote War Memorial was unveiled by Lieut.-Col. F. Symons at 10.15am, Saturday 25 April 1925. Described in the Press as "a simple gray marble column, surmounted on a concrete base...in memory of the 21 men from the Valley, who laid down their lives in the Great War for their King and country. Where the Bridle Path road crosses the top of the two forked streets, which lead from the railway station..."

Inscribed "To the memory of those who died in the Great War, 1914-1919" and on the side panels the following names:

Anson. R.
Adamson. I.
Adamson. F.V.
Burnell. H.
Beazley. C.
Cogle. R.
Cogle. J.
Evans. W.
Harvey. J.
Illingworth. W.
Jackson. F.
Lowe. J.
Parker. W.E.
Rhind. E.
Rhind. H.
Reid. L.
Reed. S.
Weir. R.
Weir. K.
Wetherall. J.H.
Wetherall G.

Later a fourth panel was added in memory to those "who fell in World War II. 1939-1945"

Brooks. P.H.
Connolly. D.A.
Gemmel. L.W.
Hornung. W.
Lowe. H.S.
Read. W.A.
Wareing. R.P.

The memorial was damaged in the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 but has since been repaired.

 

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Heathcote War Memorial


Materials:Marble, Concrete
City:Heathcote, Christchurch
Suburb :Heathcote