Bandon War Memorial Committee was founded in Bandon Co Cork in
September 1995, whose sole aim was the erection of a memorial stone
to the memory of those who fought and those who died in both
World Wars from the Bandon area. At that initial stage a total
of seventy-four people who had died in the First World War
identified from the local area of Bandon.
inaugural meeting of the committee took place in the Munster
Arms Hotel in September 1995 .The Officers having been elected, a
bank account opened and through generous voluntary
contributions, the target for the erection of the stone was
reached by December 1995.
committee had sought, and by early January, had been granted
permission to erect its memorial stone on the council's green
area in front of the local offices of Cork Co. Council. This was
the site of the old railway station, it was from here that many
departed for the wars and some never to return.
February 1996 the memorial stone was erected on the approved
site. During the spring and summer the surrounding site was
landscaped and shrubs were planted.