St Peter's Church War Memorial Chapel Plaque, SCEGGS Darlinghurst

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

On 3 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 the 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 reported on 3 December 1944 (p.8):

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.


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

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate 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
215 Forbes Street
SCEGGS Great Hall
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
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Prudence Heath. Photograph courtesy of Jane Kelly.
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Dedication date: 
3 December 1944
Dedication date
03 December 1944
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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