Oatley War Memorial


The Oatley War Memorial has recently been completely refurbished, over a two year period by Kogarah Council in conjunction with Oatley RSL Sub Branch.

The Memorial now boasts a completely new look with a remake of the south wall and the surrounds being cement rendered and painted.

The monument consists of two stones sitting on a cement rendered base, the upper stone has marble plaques on either side dedicated to the Diggers of World War 1 while the lower block has one on either side.
The Eastern side commemorates those of World War 2 and the Western side commemorates those of Korea, Malaya & Vietnam. The base section on the eastern side also has a plaque.

The plaques for World War 1 are topped with, 'Their Lives For Victory' and at the base after a list of names is the words 'And Their Name Liveth For Evermore'

The Southern wall is faced by large black marble slabs on both sides with the following:
Eastern side, “Lest We Forget” in large gold lettering, underneath which are theService Crest of the Navy, Army, Airforce, Merchant Navy and the RSL all of which are blasted into the marble and filled with gold.
Western side, “Lest We Forget” and a Cross in gold, while to the north is a mounted 25 Pounder, a Propeller and an Anchor.

The memorial is surrounded by gardens which complement the refurbishment. On the garden wall approaching the Memorial the original dedication plaque has been re-affixed.

The names have all been researched and authenticated but the research will continue as more names are put forward by the public.


Ye who come after them forget not their sacrifice,
Claim as your heritage a portion of their spirit
And in peace or in war take up their swords of service,
So shall the living & the dead to be for all time bound in one fellowship.

Lest We Forget
Their lives for-victory and their name-liveth for evermore
This memorial was dedicated on 31st march, 1962 by the Reverend H.C. Lundy, in memory of all servicemen and women serving their country. Originally sited at the public school, Letitia St. Oatley, the memorial was moved to its present position by the Oatley Sub-Branch R.S.S & A.I.L.A.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Gnr GEA Agate World War 1 KIA 10117 Army 4th Bde AFA view
Pte G A Archer Vietnam KIA 2788583 Army NS 9th Bn RAR view
L/Cpl L J Atkins World War 2 MIA NX26541 Army 2/15th Fd Regt view
F/Off A W F Barry World War 2 KIA 420115 RAAF 464 RAF Sqdn view
Pte C E H Beale World War 1 KIA 2861 Army 58th Bn view
Pte D J Beaton World War 1 KIA 6719 Army 3rd Bn view
Pte P Bennett World War 1 DOW 74/402 Army 17th Bn view
Pte S Bennett World War 1 KIA 312 Army 4th Bn view
Pte J Bird World War 1 KIA 1708 Army 2nd Bn view
Gnr C L Bourchier World War 1 KIA 502 Army 36th AHA view
Oatley Memorial Gardens, Oatley Ave crn of Frederick Street
Oatley NSW 2223
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Mr. Peter Levarre-Waters and William Wright
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1962-03-31 00:00:00.0
Dedication date
31 March 1962

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