Rawene war memorial

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The war memorial gates at Rawene Cemetery. The gates list men from the district who died in the First and Second World wars. There is also a memorial flagpole within the cemtery.

The obelisk that can be seen in the image is a memorial to John Ernest Cochrane, who lost his life trying to save the life of a drowning boy, Maxwell Carkeek Carpenter, in 1911.

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Posted: 29 Oct 2013

Hi Helen - thanks for this, we definitely be keen to get images of the memorial gates - we can then update this page. Please email [email protected] Regards, Jamie Mackay

UPDATE: 26 May 2014 - we have now updated this page with images of the correct memorial kindly supplied by Mike and Sylvia Birch.

Helen Vail

Posted: 29 Oct 2013

I have an up to date photo of the memorial taken this year. The picture above is not the memorial. The memorial are gates to the military cemetery. Would you like a copy of the photo.

Kirsty Cox

Posted: 27 Oct 2012

The large obelisk memorial is that for John Ernest Cochrane (1879-1911) - not for the First World War.