2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government interviewed WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
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 nine 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 First World War and related scenes, an inscription and dolphins, representing Manly's seaside location. A flagpole stands to the east of the memorial.
Note on veteran names: Anzac status has been listed in the campaign field and place of death has been listed in the Status field
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
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.
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.
'There were giants in the land in those days.' Genesis 6: 4
'Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your Lord.' Isaiah 40: 1
'A little one shall become a thousand and a small one a strong nation.' Isaiah 60: 22
|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|
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