I designed this memorial stone for the memorial garden at Palace Barracks because I thought it was time to have a memorial that would remember all those men and Women who had served in the Armed Forces and died in different conflicts and wars around the World ever since the End of the Second World War in 1945.
The main granite Stone was mined in the West Coast of South Africa North of Durban, as is every stone we have in the memorial garden.
It was then brought in blocks weighing 10 tons from South Africa to Holland by Sea. Its journey then continues on to Warren point in Northern Ireland, where the different quarries who had ordered the blocks of granite collect them.
The Stonemason orders the size and shape of granite he requires, it’s then cut and polished. It is then that the Stone mason starts to engrave and add any badges to the stone and plinth after this process it is then erected at the Cemetery or in my case the memorial garden at Palace Barracks.
This stone at palace has been engraved on both sides, When the stone was dedicated over a 1000 people attended the ceremony.