Incholme war memorial

Memorial grove

Incholme war memorial.

A fabricated (poured in-situ) concrete cenotaph with red gravel (local silica sands) decorative finish and plaster edging. Adjacent flagpole (recent) and protective fence. Leaded white marble plates recording that the memorial was erected by the residents of Kauroo, Incholme and Maraeweka in gratitude for service personnel killed in the Great War. Memorial was constructed by E. Williams of Oamaru - no other details.

Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead
  Square obelisk   11-Nov-1922  

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Anne McFadgen

Posted: 15 Jun 2016

The Incholme War Memorial at Kauru Hill, North Otago, is unusual in that it has no names recorded upon it. However the members of the Dunedin Family History Group have written a useful article about the memorial and added a list of those WWI casualties known to have have enlisted from the distcts of Kauru, Incholme and Maraeweka or had families living in those districts at the time of their enlistment. They acknowledge there may be others not known to date. Sadly, a number of the men listed were brothers, with several families losing two sons and one unfortunate family three of their boys.

See "The War Memorial With No Names", pg 9
Dunedin Family History Group Newsletter, Issue 27, March 2010