Former Wolli Creek Tram Depot War Memorial

Description

This figure of an Australian soldier with reversed arms is used as a cenotaph, and is adjacent to the Kyeemagh RSL and Community Club.

The figure was originally dedicated on 24 August 1919 at the Wolli Creek Tram Depot, Tempe. As pictured, the figure originally stood atop an impressive memorial within the depot's grounds. In 1970, the marble figure was given to the RSL and subsequently placed adjacent to the Club's premises. The figure was painted (pictured) to cover damage inflicted by vandals.

In 2002, a grant from the Department of Veteran Affairs funded a restoration project which involved mounting the statue on a sandstone fronted plinth. The paint was removed from the statue to reveal its original appearance. The memorial is located adjacent to the Club.

Inscription

Original:

D.R.T.& T Chief Engineers Branch

This monument was erected by the staff as a tribute to the honour and memory of their comrades who fought and died in the Great War 1914-1919. Unveiled and dedicated August 24, 1919 by Brig. Gen. C.I. Cox C.B., V.D., C.M.G., D.S.O.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
J A Downey World War 1 view
A W Dreves World War 1 KIA view
R W Dwyer World War 1 view
C J Dwyer World War 1 view
A E Elliott World War 1 view
J English World War 1 view
J P O Farrell World War 1 KIA view
H Field World War 1 view
B H Fisher World War 1 view
T Flynn World War 1 view
Address
Tancred Avenue,
Kyeemagh RSL and Community Club,
Kyeemagh NSW 2216
Local Government Area
  • Bayside Council
Setting
  • Building – outside
Location status
Unknown
Memorial type
  • Statue/sculpture/artwork
Recorded by
K.S Clarke J. P. , President Kyeemagh RSL Sub Branch
Established date
1919
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1919-08-24
Dedication date
24 August 1919
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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