St Johns Anglican Cathedral Memorial Arch, Parramatta


Classical sandstone arch with name plates, surmounted by the Royal Coat of Arms. The inscription of the arch reads: Pro tanto qvid retribvemvs. It translates to 'Pro tanto quid retribuemus' which broadly means: How shall we repay [them] for [having done] so much [for us]. Note: The old Romans used V for U.


Front of arch:


Erected to perpetuate the spirit of those who served their country in the cause of freedom 1914 - 1919. Pass not on till thou has blessed their memory and paid those thanks which God appointed the reward of public virtue. 

Above each name plaque:

To those who served their country St Johns Roll of Honor


Below name plaques:

Left side: To the Glory of God and in memory of the Fallen these gates were dedicated by the Reverend S. M. Johnston BA Rector of the Parish 23 March 1918.

Right side: These honor rolls were unveiled by His Excellency the Right Honorable Sir Ronald C. Munro Ferguson P.C., G.C.M.G., K.C.V.O. Governor General of Australia 23rd March 1918.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
W E Abbott World War 1 KIA view
V De L Alldis World War 1 view
O H Alt World War 1 view
M W Anderson World War 1 view
G G Anschau World War 1 KIA view
C E Anschau World War 1 view
E L Atkins World War 1 view
R Augustson World War 1 view
F Baker World War 1 view
H Banyard World War 1 view
195 Church Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Local Government Area
  • Parramatta Council, City of
  • Building – outside
Memorial type
  • Arch
Recorded by
Parramatta Public School and Peter Levarre-Waters. Translation by David Roden.
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Dedication date
23 March 1918
  • First World War, 1914–18

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