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 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 - Sydney NSW 2000
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Mr Rusty Priest AM, former RSL State President (NSW Branch)
Established date
Dedication date
1940-06-02 00:00:00.0

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