South African War Memorial - The Rocks, Sydney


Sandstone block obelisk with semi-circular stone surround. Faced with a bronze dedicatory name plaque.

This monument is situated in one of Sydney's most historic areas, with a number of guns and canons dating back to the early days of the 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
1899 - 1902'

[Following list of names]
'327 Officers - 6000 Other Ranks
14 Nurses
5877 Horses
244 killed or died on service.'

'Erected by the South African Soldiers' Association'


Dedication date: 

1940-06-02 00:00:00.0

Recorded by: 

Mr Rusty Priest AM, former RSL State President (NSW Branch)

Established date: 


Location/surrounding area: 

Memorial Location

Address Data: 

Observatory Park, Observatory Hill
The Rocks - Sydney NSW 2000

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Veterans Listed

Rank Given Name Family Namesort descending Conflict Service No. Unit 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