National Trust of Guyana

Cenotaphs (Mackenzie)

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Location: Mackenzie, Linden 

Classification: Commemorative Monuments 

Period/ Year Built: 1968 & 1980s 

Historical Background / Description: 

The town of Linden is home to two cenotaphs, the first was unveiled in November 1968, by Mr. R.M. Dealy on behalf of the Demerara Bauxite Company (DEMBA). This Cenotaph was built to honour the fallen soldiers of World Wars I (1914- 1918) and II (1939-1945) by the Guyana Legion, with the help of a few individuals and organisations. This concrete commemorative monument is located in central Mackenzie within the vicinity of the Mackenzie Market. 

In the late 1980s, the second Cenotaph was built with Aluminium produced from the Alumina Plant nearby. It is located on Republic Avenue within the vicinity of the Linden Town Council. This new Cenotaph has a stepped circular concrete base and ascending cylindrical tubes. It is now recognised as the official Cenotaph of Linden.