South African War Memorial


Sandstone block pilar with semi-circular stone surround. Faced with a bronze dedicatory name plaque. This monument is situated in one of Sydney's most historic areas, The Rocks, with a number of guns and canons dating back to the early days of the Sydney colony.

VIEW: Order of Dedication Service of the New South Wales South African Soldiers' War Memorial [June 2nd 1940 at 3 p.m.] ... Mitchell Collection, State Library of New South Wales (PDF format)


The Units of the Volunteers from New South Wales who responded to the Empire's call SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 - 1902


327 Officers - 6000 Other Ranks 14 Nurses 5877 Horses 244 killed or died on service 

Erected by the South African Soldiers' Association

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Lt Colonel H P Airey South African Campaign NSW Citizens Bushmen view
Captain J M Antill South African Campaign A-Sqn NSW Mounted Rifles view
Major Hon. RUPERT Carrington South African Campaign 3rd NSW Imperial Bushman view
Captain C F Cox South African Campaign NSW Lancers view
Major C F Cox South African Campaign 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles view
Lt Colonel H B Lassetter South African Campaign 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles view
Major C L Lee South African Campaign NSW Lancers view
Captain J G Legge South African Campaign NSW Infantry (Mounted) view
Lt Colonel J S Lyster South African Campaign 1 Bn Aust Cmnwlth Horse view
Lt Colonel J W Macarthur Onslow South African Campaign 5 Bn Aust Cmnwlth Horse view
Observatory Park,
Observatory Hill
The Rocks NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Mr Rusty Priest AM, former RSL State President (NSW Branch)
Established date
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
02 June 1940
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902

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