The Mossel Bay War Memorial is situated alongside the Point Hotel. The idea for the monument was spearheaded by the MothÂ Shellhole Veteran Organisation to commemorate all those from MosselÂ Bay who laid down their lives defending their Country in the 1stÂ and 2ndÂ WorldÂ War, the KoreanÂ War and all the soldiers who guarded our borders. The names of these soldiers have been set over a map of Africa, upon which a line has been drawn in crimson mosaic, marking the places of birth and death of those whom the memorial commemorates.
It was designed by W.Â J.Â Delbridge who was an old MosselÂ Bay boy who kindly volunteered his services. All funds for the monument were raised by the Mossel Bay community through Public Subscription and various functions.
The monument is built on â€œFrog Rockâ€, so called because of the shape of the rock. It was a favorite play area for the young boys of the MosselÂ Bay at the time. The unveiling took place on Sunday,Â 28Â thÂ SeptemberÂ 1924 by MajorÂ GeneralÂ SirÂ H.Â T.Â Lukin and was dedicated and consecrated by the BishopÂ ofÂ George. In 1954 the names of the casualties of the 1939Â to 1945 conflict were added on a marble plaque.