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'

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Lt Colonel J W Macarthur Onslow South African Campaign 5 Bn Aust Cmnwlth Horse view
Lt Colonel R Wallace South African Campaign 3 Bn Aust Cmnwlth Horse view
Captain R R Thompson South African Campaign 1st Australian Horse view
Major Hon. RUPERT Carrington South African Campaign 3rd NSW Imperial Bushman view
Colonel S C U Smith South African Campaign A Battery R.A.A. view
Colonel (P.M.O) W D C Williams South African Campaign Medical Corps view
Observatory Park, Observatory Hill
The Rocks - Sydney NSW 2000
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Mr Rusty Priest AM, former RSL State President (NSW Branch)
Established date
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Dedication date: 
1940-06-02 00:00:00.0
Dedication date
02 June 1940

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