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A large granite column set on a rectangular granite base, atop of which is a four-metre high bronze sculpture of Winged Nike, also known as Winged Victory, with wreath and sword. Veterans' names are engraved on stone plaques on the north, south and west faces of the base. The whole monument is set on three granite steps and is bordered on two sides by a garden planted with Cyprus trees.
The original memorial was unveiled on 24 May 1919. It was designed by prominent local sculptor Gilbert Doble, and was the largest known bronze casting on a memorial in Australia. There is a similar Doble sculpture on the war memorial at Wellington, NSW.
In April 2009, Marrickville 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 in Canberra. On 19 April 2015, the new version was unveiled on the same site, in front of Marrickville Town Hall.
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
This stone was laid by the Mayor Ald. J T Ness, JP, 26th January 1919
This memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Sir Walter E Davidson KCMG, Governor of New South Wales 24th May 1919
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|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||1908||AIF||1st Batt||Gallipoli||view|
|C||Amos||World War 1||view|
|F C||Amos||World War 1||view|
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