Breakfast Point War Memorial

Description

Adjacent to a flagstaff, the memorial is formed by two large rectangular sawn pieces of sandstone as the base. The top slab is set at a slight angle off the horizontal and attached to its upper surface are three bronze plaques. All three plaques were on the original memorial which was located at the Tennyson Road entrance to the former A.G.L. Mortlake Gasworks.

  • The largest and original plaque was in memory of the 45 employees who lost their lives in the Great War.
  • The second plaque, originally attached to the plinth of the Great War memorial, is dedicated to all those who served in the Second World War.
  • The third and smallest of the plaques records the unveiling of the Great War memorial by the then Governor of NSW in 1926.

The memorial was first established in1926, then in 2010. It was originally dedicated on 25 August 1926 and again on 13 November 2010. The re-dedication was performed by Her Excellency the Governor, Professor Marie Bashir.

Inscription

Plaque 1

In memory of the employees of the Australian Gas Light Co. Who gave their lives for King and Country in the 1914 1918 World War.

Plaque 2

This tablet was unveiled by His Excellency The Governor Sir D R S de Chair, KCB, MVO, on the 25th August 1926.

Plaque 3

1939 - 1945 In memory of all who served in World War II and of those who gave their lives. 'Lest We Forget'. 

Stone base

Lest We Forget

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
M Thornton World War 1 DOS view
F Thomas World War 1 DOS view
C Taylor World War 1 DOS view
J Riddle World War 1 DOS view
J Ricks World War 1 DOS view
S J Reeves World War 1 DOS view
J Purkins World War 1 DOS view
W R Porter World War 1 DOS view
J Perry World War 1 DOS view
R Parton World War 1 DOS view
Address
Village Green
Cnr Village Drive and Juniper Street
Breakfast Point NSW 2137
Local Government Area
  • Canada Bay, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Monument
Recorded by
David Roden
Established date
1926
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1926-08-25
Dedication date
25 August 1926
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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