St Paul's Anglican Church First World War Memorial Font

St Paul's Anglican Church First World War Memorial FontSt Paul's Anglican Church First World War Memorial Font, marble plaqueSt Paul's Anglican Church First World War Memorial Font, inscribed names on stoneSt Paul's Anglican Church First World War Memorial Font, top block with font cupSt Paul's Anglican Church First World War Memorial Font, in the exhibition space at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park
Description

The memorial font consists of three sandstone blocks, which act as the base, middle. and top sections of the font. The middle block is rectangular and has the names inscribed on the sandstone. Later, white marble plaques inscribed with the same names were set into the relief sections on the faces of the block. As at 2021, only one plaque is attached. The top block was worked by the stonemason from its original square shape into an octagonal shape. The white marble baptismal font cup is set into the top face. The edge of the top block is inscribed with a dedication to those who served. 

This memorial once sat in the entrance to St Paul's Anglican Church in Oatley, also known as Oatley Anglican Church. It was installed there in July 1917 and dedicated by the Dean of St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney on 22 September the same year. The church donated the font to the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park in October 2017, as part of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project. 

Materials
  • Marble
  • Sandstone
Inscription

Top section - upper inscription

TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN LOVING MEMORY OF MEN FROM OATLEY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Top section - lower inscription

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

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Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Gnr George Ernest Albert Agate WW1 KIA 10117 AIF 4th Brig Fld Arty Polygon Wood,Ypres view
Pte Harold Henry Brown WW1 KIA 425 AIF 20th Bn Poelcappelle, Belg view
Pte Aubrey Clare Chandler WW1 Acc Kd 3054A AIF 56th Bn Armentieres, France view
Cpl William Ernest Coleborne WW1 KIA 4387 AIF 20th Bn Passchendaele, Belg view
Maj William Davidson WW1 DOW AIF 1st Bn HQ Gallipoli, Turkey view
Pte George Ambrose Dunn WW1 DOW 3294A AIF 6th Bn Passchendaele, Belg view
Spr John David Evans WW1 DOD 3527 AIF 4th Aust Tunnel, Coy Etaples, France view
Cpl Frederick Fletcher WW1 KIA 3310 AIF 55th Bn Fromelles, France view
Pte George Adam Fletcher WW1 DOD 541 AIF 20th Bn St. Omer, France view
Pte Percy Neville Forrest WW1 DOW 6253 AIF 19th Bn Poelcappelle, Belg view

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Address
Anzac Memorial
Hyde Park South, Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Baptismal font
Recorded by
NSW War Memorials Register. William Wright, St. Paul's Anglican Church.
Year of construction
July 1917
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date
22 September 1917
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18