New South Wales Jewish War Memorial and Honour Roll, Sydney Jewish Museum

Description

 

The war memorial is situated in the foyer of a heritage building occupied by the Sydney Jewish Museum. The memorial consists of a large black honour roll, with gold inscriptions on the entrance wall, flags, a plinth standing in front of the honour roll with the dedication details, and a stained glass window for commemoration of WW2.

This is the first war memorial that General Sir John Monash dedicated in Australia.

The main wall comprises a dedication to "those who gave their lives in defence of the state of Israel, dedicated by the NSW Association of Jewish ex-servicemen and women on behalf of the Jewsih community of NSW.", and those enlisted in NSW. 

Inscription

 

[Honour Roll]
N.S.W. Jewish War Memorial Honour Roll
Enlisted in New South Wales

1914 - 18
[names]
1939 - 45
[names]
1939 - 45
[names]

These made the
supreme sacrifice

1914 - 18
[names]
1939 - 45
[names]

[Plinth]
John Monash
1865 - 1931

[Plaque]
In tribute to
the everlasting memory of
the valiant men and women who gave their lives
in defence of the state of Israel
This plaque was dedicated by
The N.S.W. Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women
on behalf of
the Jewish community of N.S.W.
Remembrance Day, 11th Novemeber, 1973-5734
"May Jacob be again in quietude and at ease, and none shall make him afraid" (JER 30:10)

Address
140-146 Darlinghurst Road
NSW Jewish War Memorial
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Recorded by
Charles Aronson N.S.W Jewish War Memorial Community Centr. Additional photos Peter F Williams
Established date
1920
Dedication date
11/11/1923 by General Sir John Monash
Conflict/s
World War 1
World War 2

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