North Sydney War Memorial

Description

 

A large stone obelisk mounted on three wide stone steps, is located at the top of Walker Street in St Leonards Park. An ornated brass lamp is located on each of the four corners of the bottom step and a hedge of rosemary is at the perimeter on the eastern and western sides.

Two tall flagstaffs flank the memorial on the same sides. The memorial was originally intended to honour veterans of the Great War but has been added to subsequently. Inscriptions and veterans' names are cast in bronze.

Large bronze laurel wreaths are also attached to the northern and southern faces of the memorial as part of the inscriptions.

 

Notes on Veteran List: *Sister-M-Hobbes-F----Died at sea-World War 1: AWM records this veteran as Sr N Hobbes

Also see North Sydney War Memorial Trees

Inscription

 

Southern face, bronze lettering:

In memory of the glorious dead who fell in the Great Wars

1914 to 1919

1939 to 1945.

Lest We Forget.

 

Southern face, smaller plaque:

Dedicated to those who died in the following campaigns -

Sudan 1885,

South Africa 1899-1902,

China 1900-1901,

Korea 1950-1953,

Malaya 1948-1960,

Malay Peninsula 1964-1966,

Sabah-Sarawak 1962-1966,

Vietnam 1972-1972

[no veterans' names are recorded for the above campaigns].

 

Southern face, bottom right, inscription:

This stone was laid by His Excellency the Right Honorable Henry William Baron Forster of Lepe PC, GCMG, Governor General of Australia on 24th January 1924.

 

Northern face, bronze lettering:

Greater love hath no man than this that he give his life for the life of his country.

Lest We Forget.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
J E Abbott World War 1 view
A M Aberline World War 1 view
W Abrahams World War 1 view
A Adair World War 1 view
C T Adelt World War 1 view
S Ahrens World War 1 view
W H Aikman World War 1 view
S F Albon World War 1 view
E T Alderton World War 1 view
H H Alderton World War 1 view
Address
St Leonards Park,cnr Walker and Ridge Streets (opposite)
North Sydney NSW 2060
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
David Roden and Andrew Howell
Established date
1924
Conflict/s
All Wars
All Conflicts
World War 1
World War 2
Sudan 1885
South Africa 1899-1902
Boer War
China 1900-1901
Korea 1950-1953
Malaya 1948-1960
Malay Peninsula 1964-1966
Sabah-Sarawak 1962-1966
Vietnam 1972-1972

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