Campbelltown HMAS Sydney Second World War Memorial


Semi-circular concrete wall with sandstone capping, on which several bronze plaques and insignias are mounted to honour HMAS Sydney and its crew. 


Dedication plaque

Dedicated to the memory of HMAS Sydney and the 645 crew who were lost after action with HSK Kormoran on 19 November 1941.

This is the largest loss of life experienced by the Royal Australian navy in a single action and included 6 R.A.A.F and 3 civilian personnel.


HMAS Sydney

Captain J. A. Burnett
Commanding Officer
14 May 1941 - 19 November 1941

Unveiled by decedents
of the crew on
30 November 2008


Erected by
Campbelltown City Council
Naval Association Campbelltown Sub Section
Department of Veteran's Affairs

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Cnr Lithgow Street and Carberry Lane
Campbelltown NSW 2560
Local Government Area
  • Campbelltown, City of
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Wall
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Year of construction
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Dedication date
30 November 2008
  • Second World War, 1939–45