Randwick District War Memorial

Description

Sandstone cenotaph standing in a small triangular reserve known as High Cross Reserve. The memorial displays dedicatory plaques and a bronze laurel wreath, and is accompanied by a flag staff. Surrounding the memorial is a landscaped garden consisting of small evergreen and native shrubs, with rosemary for remembrance. This memorial is unusual in that the names of over four thousand First World War veterans, inscribed on a parchment roll, are contained within the structure.

The memorial is located opposite The Prince of Wales Hospital on Avoca Street.

Inscription

RANDWICK DISTRICT MEMORIAL UNVEILED BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD FORSTER PC.,GCMG, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA 3RD DAY OF MAY 1925 WITHIN THIS CENOTAPH LIES A SCROLL OF PARCHMENT CONTAINING NAMES OF RANDWICK RESIDENTS OVER FOUR THOUSAND OF WHOM SERVED THE EMPIRE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 -1918

SERVICE & SACRIFICE TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICES RENDERED TO THE EMPIRE BY THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED BY THE PEOPLE OF RANDWICK

SERVICE & SACRIFICE TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICES RENDERED TO THE EMPIRE BY THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR II 1939-46. THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED BY THE PEOPLE OF RANDWICK

SERVICE & SACRIFICE TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICES RENDERED TO THE NATION BY THOSE WHO SERVED IN BORNEO & VIETNAM. THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED BY TEH PEOPLE OF RANDWICK.

SERVICE & SACRIFICE TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICES RENDERED TO THE NATION BY THOSE WHO SERVED IN KOREA & MALAYSIA. THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED BY TEH PEOPLE OF RANDWICK.

SERVICE & SACRIFICE TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICES RENDERED BY THOSE RESIDENTS OF RANDWICK CITY WHO SERVED IN THE BOER WAR 1899 TO 1902 THE FIRST CONFLICT JOINED BY THE FEDERATED AUSTRALIAN NATION THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED BY THE PEOPLE OF RANDWICK CITY OFFICIALLY UNVEILED 25 MAY 2014

AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS 1945 – 1995 THIS PLAQUE, UNVEILED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK COUNCILLOR CHRIS BASTIC ON MONDAY, 14TH AUGUST, 1995 IS IN HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED AUSTRALIA IN TIME OF CONFLICT DURING WORLD WAR 11 LEST WE FORGE

Address
Cnr Belmore and Avoca Streets,
High Cross Park,
Randwick NSW 2031
Local Government Area
  • Randwick, City of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Cenotaph
Recorded by
Colleen Baines (Niece of P/O Cecil O'Brien, 467 Sqd. RAAF. KIA Berlin 27 Jan 1944. Updated photographs by Peter Levarre - Waters
Established date
1925
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1925-05-03
Dedication date
03 May 1925
Conflict/s
  • All conflicts

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