Manly ANZAC War Memorial



The memorial is a polished granite column sitting on a large rectangular base of the same material with six buttresses.

Atop the column is a globe of the world with Australia clearly visible and the word ANZAC engraved on a band circling the globe.

The base contains 9 plaques on which the names of veterans, who have died in the various wars, are engraved and gilded. In addition, there is a series of five bronze relief sculptures depicting various World War 1 and related scenes, an inscription and dolphins, representing Manly's seaside location.

A flagpole stands to the east of the memorial.

A fuller description of the memorial and its history may be found on the Manly Council website.

In August 2016, an additional Vietnam veteran's name was added WO2 R V Lees - Successful search for remains of missing SASR soldier in Vietnam, John Morcombe, Manly Daily, September 9, 2016 2:49pm

Video of the unveiling by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Note on Veteran name listings: ANZAC status has been listed in the campaign field and place of death has been listed in the Status field


[1st oval bronze plaque]

In memory of those gallant men of Manly who so gloriously gave their lives for the sake of Humanity and Justice. This memorial was erected by the family of Alan David Mitchell the first soldier of Manly to fall.


[2 Foundation stone]

This memorial was unveiled by His Excellency the Right Hon Sir Ronald Crauford Munro Ferguson PC, GCMG, Governor General of Australia 14th day of October 1916


[3 - Bronze plaque on plinth]

This field of remembrance was dedicated by the Council of the Municipality of Manly to the imperishable memory of those members of the Australian Naval and Military Forces who enlisted from Manly and District and paid the supreme sacrifice during the Great War 1914-1918. Lest We Forget.


[4 - Oval bronze relief of soldiers firing from a trench]

'There were giants in the land in those days.' Genesis 6: 4


[5 - Oval bronze relief of women grieving]

'Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your Lord.' Isaiah 40: 1


[6 - Oval bronze relief of lions and horsemen]

'A little one shall become a thousand and a small one a strong nation.' Isaiah 60: 22

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
LAC R T Allan World War 2 view
Pte R B Allen World War 1 view
Pte S C Allen World War 1 view
Pte H E Amos World War 1 view
Pte Frederick R Annan World War 1 Ypres view
Pte H R Archer World War 2 view
F/O R Arnold World War 2 view
Cpl E S Atkins World War 2 view
Cpl R M Attwater World War 2 view
A B G W Avery World War 2 view
Cnr The Corso and Belgrave Street
Manly NSW 2095
Recorded by
David Roden. Updated photographs by Peter Levarre- Waters and Elaine Hartman
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