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Homebush War Memorial

Homebush War Memorial
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Description / Background

Sandstone monument consisting of a pedestal with a tapering cylinder and orb at the top. The pedestal is made up of two tapering blocks, one placed on top of the other. Each face of the block has marble plaques with black painted lettering. The top block has a bevelled cornice and supports the tapering column on which two crossed rifles have been carved. The orb is attached to the column by a small curved pedestal with two carved rings directly under the orb. The monument is set on a pebblecrete base which is surrounded by grass. Two flag poles are close by.

Additional information about the memorial and its dedication available from Strathfield Heritage and this nearby memorial.

Inscription

Plaque 1:

The Great War of 1914 Erected by the Homebush Patriotic Association. In memory of the brave.

Plaque 2:

In honor of all who served our country in the war 1939 - 1945. 

Plaque 3:

In honor of all who served our country in Korea 1950 - 1954.

Plaque 4:

In honor of all who served our country in Vietnam 1962 - 1972.

Plaque 5:

This memorial formally situated on the corner of Parramatta and Wentworth Roads Homebush was relocated on this site by the Council of the Municipality of Strathfield at the request of the Homebush-Strathfield Sub-Branch of the Returned Services League and was dedicated on Saturday 11th November 1978.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
A R Abbott World War 1 view
A R Abbott World War 1 view
A C Abbott World War 1 view
J Baron World War 1 view
R Beasley World War 1 view
D Bell World War 1 view
D Bell World War 1 view
T Bradshaw World War 1 view
A V Bressington World War 1 view
V Brown World War 1 view

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Address
Coventry Road,
Davey Square Reserve,
Strathfield NSW 2135
Local Government Area
Strathfield, Municipality of
Setting
Roadside
Memorial type
Column/pillar
Recorded by
Mr Rusty Priest AM, former RSL State President (NSW Branch) with assistance from the World War II Veterans Association, NSW Sydney State Branch.
Year of construction
1918
Dedication date
11 November 1978
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Korean War, 1950–53
Vietnam War, 1962–75