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Ipswich Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice

Description

A sandstone cross memorial on a large plinth base and paved platform. This cross is positioned on a corner in front of white marble Headstones of Commonwealth War Graves Commission specifications.

The headstones indicate the final burial place of 68 WWII servicemen.

The Cross bears a bronze sword, displayed point down, either signifying dead of the warrior, or possibly a 'Christian' symbol, indicating that the dead 'fought the good fight, in accordance with Christian ideals.

Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the focal point of the numerous Commonwealth war cemeteries throughout the world. It is a four point limestone Latin cross.

Location
Memorial Plot, Ipswich General Cemetery,
124 Warwick Road, Ipswich Qld 4305

Location of Ipswich Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice

Inscription
No inscription.
Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914-1918
Second World War, 1939-1945
Memorial type
Cenotaph/Shrine
Additional information

Ipswich General Cemetery contains 12 casualties of the First World War and 88 casualties of the Second World War.

Recorded by
Trevor and Shirley McIvor
Date recorded
19 March 2009

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