Rosebery Second World War Memorial Sundial

Description

A brass sundial atop a red granite pillar. Around the sundial is an inscription highlighted in white. A dedication and honour roll is etched into the sides of the pillar, and also coloured white. The memorial is set on a concrete base and concrete paving, surrounded by a 180 degree red brick wall and two vase stands, one on either side. 

Notes on veterans' names:

  • W A Dickson and R A Gould both have no known grave.
  • L W Sanders may have been accidentally killed according to information in the Auckland Museum Cenotaph database.
  • All other status codes have been confirmed using information contained in the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database, the World War Two Nominal Roll and the National Archives of Australia.
Inscription

Around sundial

Heaven is my guide. I cannot go wrong.

Pillar

In memory of citizens of Rosebery who gave their lives in the Second World War 1939 – 1945

[Names]

Greater love hath no man than he who lays down his life for his country

Erected by the Rosebery A.I.F. Auxiliary Fund

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
J F Neil World War 2 KIA view
W J Ratcliffe World War 2 KIA view
L W Sanders World War 2 KIA view
J A Spence World War 2 KIA view
L C Sullivan World War 2 DOD view
S J Vincent World War 2 KIA view
Address
El Alamein Reserve
20a Dalmeny Avenue
Rosebery NSW 2018
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Memorial type
  • Clock/clock tower/sundial
Recorded by
Mr Peter Levarre-Waters
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
04/25/1946
Dedication date
25 April 1946
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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