War memorial THE 1923 WAR MEMORIAL OF GUYANA

War memorial

THE 1923 WAR MEMORIAL OF GUYANA

-Devotion, Humanity, Fortitude, and Sacrifice-

The Georgetown Cenotaph is a war memorial in Georgetown, Guyana, located at the junction of Main and Church Streets. The Cenotaph was unveiled on August 14, 1923, by the then Governor, Graeme Thomson, and the first Armistice Day observance took place at the Church Street Monument on 11 November 1923.

In 1917 the Mayor of Georgetown started a campaign for the erection in the city of a monument to Lord Kitchener to be a memorial to those who died in the war. A Kitchener Memorial Fund was started on February 3, in 1917 and was advertised in the newspapers.

On the four faces of the base of the Cenotaph are inscribed the four words – Devotion, Humanity, Fortitude, and Sacrifice. The Cenotaph is a national memorial to Guyanese soldiers who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. Guyanese soldiers served and fought in such far off places as Egypt, France, Belgium, East Africa and others.

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  • Clyde Duncan  On February 23, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Very good, Dmitri ….

  • Dmitri Allicock  On April 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks Clyde

  • Charles Dover  On May 5, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    It is very interesting to know so many Guyanese sacrificed their lives in a war or wars so far from their homeland. I’m very glad to know this.
    Charles.

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