Randwick District War Memorial

Description

Sandstone cenotaph standing in a small triangular reserve known as High Cross Park. 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 more than 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

Plaque 1

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

Plaque 2

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

Plaque 3

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 II
Lest we forget

Plaque 4

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 the people of Randwick.

Plaque 5

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

Plaque 6

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 the people of Randwick.

Plaque 7

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.

Address
High Cross Park
Cnr Belmore and Avoca Streets
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
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Dedication date: 
1925-05-03
Dedication date
03 May 1925
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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