SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Great Hall (formerly St Peter's Church), St Peter's Church War Memorial Chapel Plaque


On 3rd December 1944 Major-General Fewtrell opened a War Memorial Chapel on the northern side of the then St Peter’s Church of England. 

In 1993, when SCEGGS Darlinghurst purchased the church, the only remnant of this chapel was a stone wall plaque for the chapel and in memory of Pte William Vincent Place. However, at the time of the chapel's establishment, The Sun newspaper reports that ‘to commemorate the sacrifice of Sister [Doris] Joyce Wylie, drowned after the hospital ship Centaur had been sunk by enemy action, relatives and friends have presented a Communion table and fittings to the War Memorial Chapel at St Peter’s Church, East Sydney.’ (The Sun, 3/12/1944 p.8).



This Chapel

This Chapel has been set apart, in thankful remembrance of the men and women who rendered active service during this war and who had an association with this church. Their self-sacrifice courage and effort have aided in saving the world from an evil domination.

This tablet presented in memory of 

Pte. W. V. Place 

13th Aust. Gar. Bat. who died 14th Aug. 1943 was unveiled on Sunday, 3rd December 1944, by Major-General A.C. Fewtrell, C.B., D.S.O., V.D.
Gordon J.S. King – Rector


Dedication date: 

3 December 1944


World War 2
SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Great Hall (formerly St Peter's Church), St Peter's War Memorial Chapel

Recorded by: 

Prudence Heath. Photograph courtesy of Jane Kelly.

Established date: 


Location/surrounding area: 

SCEGGS Darlinghurst Great Hall

Address Data: 

150 Bourke St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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Veterans Listed

Rank Given Name Family Namesort descending Conflict Status Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pte W V Place World War 2 Illness 14 Aug 1943 N218842 Australian Army 13th Garrison Battalion Thursday Island, Torres Strait view
Sister Joyce Wylie World War 2 KIA 14 May 1943 NFX138687 Australian Army Australian Army Nursing Service (Attached 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur) At sea, off Brisbane, Australia view