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THE 1923 WAR MEMORIAL OF GUYANA – by Dmitri Allicock

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.

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