The Great Synagogue First World War Memorials


A First World War memorial plaque and two wooden Rolls of Honour with names listed in two columns on each board. The memorial plaque was dedicated in October 1922.

The memorials are located within the entrance gates to the Synagogue, viewable from the Elizabeth Street entrance. 



[Star of David and Hebrew inscription]

To the Glory of God and in memory of the 113 Gallant Jewish Soldiers from N.S.W. who fell in the Great War 1914-1919

[Hebrew inscription]

October 1922 Tishri..5683

Rolls - column 1

Roll of Honour 1914-18

Rolls - column 2

Great Synagogue 

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Trooper H N Aarons World War 1 DOW 06.08.1915 766 probably 776 4th Light Horse Gallipoli, Turkey view
F O Aarons World War 1 view
B Abrahams World War 1 view
B Abrahams World War 1 view
S V Abrahams World War 1 view
S Abrahams World War 1 view
H Abrahams World War 1 view
L H Abrahams World War 1 view
J Abrahams World War 1 view
Pte A M Afriat World War 1 258 2nd Field Ambulance view

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The Great Synagogue
166 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
  • First World War, 1914–18