National Trust of Guyana

Cenotaph (Central Mabaruma)

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Location: Mabaruma, Essequibo

Classification: Commemorative Monument

Period/ Year Built: Not known

Historical Background / Description:

The Cenotaph is located in central Mabaruma and was constructed of reinforced concrete. It is a pillar like structure which tapers towards the top. The monument commemorates those British Guiana soldiers who died in World Wars I (1914-1918) and II (1939-1945). On a yearly basis, wreaths are laid at the site in recognition of Remembrance (Poppy) Day.