Ku-ring-gai Second World War Book of Remembrance


This large book contains nearly three hundred veterans' names inscribed in gold, red and black gothic-style lettering. The book is set within a polished wood and glass case, attached to the wall of the foyer to the Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers.



The book of remembrance


This book was designed and inscribed by Eric Roberts 54 Margaret St, Sydney

Additional inscriptions penned by Neil D. Stevenson School of Graphic Arts Sydney Technical College

I am very proud to write a Foreword for your Book of Remembrance commemorating the brave men and women of Ku-ring-gai who gave their lives in the 1939-1945 War. No word of mine can add to the world wide reputation for courage and devotion to duty of those who served in the various Australian Forces in the long struggle throughout the world. They gave of their best to serve the Empire. It is up to each one of us to owe gratitude for their sacrifice by keeping alive their spirit. This will be our finest tribute to their memory. The Right Honourable The Earl of Gowrie, VC, PC, GCMG, CB, DSO Governor General of Australia 1936-1945

World War 1939-1945

We will remember them


Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Stanley Boyd McKellar White World War 2 view
Harry Maurice Whaling World War 2 view
Sterling Browne Westhorp World War 2 view
Henry Wellings World War 2 view
Arthur Moorhouse Watkins World War 2 view
Sretton Augustus John Waterhouse World War 2 view
Dudley Francis Ward World War 2 view
George Ernest Warburton World War 2 view
Bruce Edmund Walker World War 2 view
Frederic Murray Walker World War 2 view
818 Pacific Highway,
Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers,
Gordon NSW 2072
Local Government Area
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Memorial book/Book of Remembrance
Recorded by
David Roden
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  • Second World War, 1939–45

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