Standing tall at 10 metres inEsplanade Park is the Cenotaph. Made from smooth granite with the words "Our Glorious Dead" prominently engraved on its surface, the Cenotaph was erected in memory of 124 Singaporean men who gave up their lives during World War I. The names of these martyrs were cast on a metal plate placed before the foundation stone, which was laid by Sir Lawrence Guillemard, Governor of the Straits Settlements, on 15 November 1920. After the Japanese Occupation, the Cenotaph also became a World War II memorial, with more inscriptions on the reverse side of the stone.
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