Redfern Park War Memorial

Description

Two white marble figures of an Australian soldier and a young woman adorn a granite monument. It is faced with a dedicatory plaque and a list of local men who gave their lives. The memorial also featured a tall column up until 1975 when a storm caused considerable damage, resulting in the subsequent repositioning of the soldier.

Inscription

Above the veterans' names:

This memorial was erected by the citizens of Redfern to the honour and glory of the men of this district who gave their lives for God and King in the cause of humanity in the Great War 1914 - 1919

THESE BRAVE MEN HEARD THE NATION'S CALL THEY NOBLY FOUGHT. DEATH NOBLY MET. THEY GAVE THEMSELVES, THEIR LIFE, THEIR ALL, WHILE LIFE SHALL LAST WE'LL NE'ER FORGET. D.F.B.

Above the woman:

For God King And Country

Below the woman:

This foundation stone was laid by the Mayor of Redfern Alderman A. C. Isaacs, J. P. 2nd November 1919

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
A F J Jackson World War 1 KIA view
S Joel World War 1 KIA view
A K Kelly World War 1 KIA view
C Kelly World War 1 KIA view
J F Lennon World War 1 KIA view
A S Leslie World War 1 KIA view
C Levy World War 1 KIA view
C G Lindsey World War 1 KIA view
D Lowe World War 1 KIA view
C L Madden World War 1 KIA view
Address
Cnr Elizabeth and Redfern Streets,
Redfern Park,
Redfern NSW 2016
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Mr Rusty Priest AM, former RSL State President (NSW Branch)and Architect Mr Andrew Howell
Established date
2 November 1919
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1920-01-28
Dedication date
28 January 1920
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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