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
[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
|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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