Cenotaph, Penang

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Tugu Cenotaph,Pulau Pinang
George Town, Penang
For Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Great War and the Second World War
The victims of Siam-Burma death railway [1]
Unveiled 1948
Location 5°25′21″N 100°20′30″E / 5.42247°N 100.34178°E / 5.42247; 100.34178Coordinates: 5°25′21″N 100°20′30″E / 5.42247°N 100.34178°E / 5.42247; 100.34178
Designed by Charles Geoffrey Boutcher

Cenotaph or also known as Penang War Memorial is a war memorial, constructed in 1948 and located at the Esplanade, George Town, Penang. It lies by the sea at the intersection of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah and Jalan Padang Kota Lama. Built in stone, it is an almost exact replica of the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London, UK.The monument erected to commemorate the brave soldiers who sacrificed themselves in The Battle of Penang during World War I.[2][3][4] In reality, Penang saw very little action related to World War I, with the possible exception of the sinking of the Russian ship Zemschug by the German cruise ship Emden.


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