Commando Memorial Seat

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Description

The memorial is a square seat made from pink granite, on a base of black stone. A bronze plaque is attached to the top face, which features military colour patches. Each side of the seat is inscribed with the memorial's name.

The seat was originally dedicated on 31 January 1982, in honour of those who served in the Second World War. A new plaque has since been installed, which includes those who served in subsequent conflicts and peacekeeping missions. The memorial was rededicated on 11 November 2020.

The memorial is located at the Macquarie Street end of Martin Place in the Sydney CBD. 

Materials
  • Bronze
  • Granite
Inscription

Plaque

Commando Memorial

In memory of Australian Commandos
who served and those who gave their lives

World War II - Vietnam - Afghanistan
Iraq - Timor-Leste

LEST WE FORGET

[Emblems: M&Z, 126/301 RACS, 1st CDO Regt, Z Special, 4 RAR (CDO), 2nd CDO Regt]

[Colour patches: 2/1 IC, 2/2 IC, 2/3 IC, 2/5 IC, 2/6 IC, 2/7 IC, 2/8 IC, 2/6 CAV CDO, 2/7 CAV CDO, 2/9 CAV CDO]

South West Pacific, Buna-Gona, Sanananda, Liberation of Australian New Guinea, Abau-Malin, Anumb River, Maprik, Wurui Mission, Borneo, Labuan, Balikpapan, Milford Hwy, Eastern Shah Walikot

Rededicated by Australian Commando Association (NSW) Remembrance Day 2020

Sides

Commando Memorial Seat

Address
58-60 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Public square
Memorial type
  • Other
Recorded by
NSW War Memorials Register
Established date
1982
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
11/11/2020
Dedication date
11 November 2020
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75
  • Iraq: the First Gulf War, 1990–91
  • Afghanistan, 2001–present
  • Iraq: the Second Gulf War, 2003–09
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present

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