Marrickville War Memorial



A large granite pillar set on a rectangular granite base, atop of which is a 4 metre high bronze sculpture of a winged angel with wreath and sword held high, also known as Winged Victory.

Designed by prominent local sculptor, Gilbert Doble, it is the largest known bronze casting on a memorial in Australia.

The whole obelisk is set on three granite steps and is bordered on two sides by a garden planted with Cyprus trees. There is a similar Doble sculpture on the war memorial at Wellington, NSW.


At the time of recording, April 2009, the Council was preparing to undertake a major restoration of the memorial including re-gilding all the lettering, including veterans’ names. By February 2010 the sculpture had been removed and stored. In 2014, it was decided to donate the sculpture to the Australian War Memorial.

News from the Marrickville Council Website - Winged Victory to go to Australian War Memorial



[Atop obelisk, at the feet of the sculpture]

Pro Patria


[East face of base]

Erected to the Honor and Glory of the Men of Marrickville who gave their lives for God and the cause of humanity in the Great War 1914-1919. 'They died that we might live – Hail – and Farewell! – All Honor give To those who nobly striving nobly fell, That we might live!” (Oxenham) Gilbert Doble, Sculptor.


[Small stone, east face of base]

This stone was laid by the Mayor Ald. J T Ness, JP, 26th January 1919


[Small stone, east face of base]

This Memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Sir Walter E Davidson KCMG, Governor of New South Wales 24th May 1919

Veterans’ names are engraved on stone plaques on the north, south and west faces of the base.


Dedication date: 

1919-05-24 00:00:00.0

Recorded by: 

David Roden. Updated photographs by Peter Levarre - Waters

Established date: 


Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location

Address Data: 

Marrickville Road
Marrickville NSW 2204

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Veterans Listed

Rank FirstName LastNamesort descending Conflict Status Service Unit Campaign Link
B Abrock World War 1 view
W T Adam World War 1 view
C W Adrian World War 1 view
W C Agate World War 1 view
J Alexander World War 1 view
H C Allan World War 1 view
J Allan World War 1 view
PTE P B Allen World War 1 Died at sea 11.8.1915 AIF 1st Batt Gallipoli view
C Amos World War 1 view
F C Amos World War 1 view