St Paul's Anglican Church War Memorial Font

Description: 

The memorial font is made up of three sandstone blocks worked by stone masons from a baptismal font. Three blocks consist of a base, a middle and a top. The middle section has the names written on to the sandstone, and later marble plaques with the names carved into the faces have been set into the relief sections on the faces of the stone. The top is worked from its square shape into a octagonal and is finished off by the setting of the baptismal font cup of marble into its centre.

The memorial font once sat in the church entrance. It was erected in July 1917 and was dedicated by the Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney on 22 September the same year. Oatley Anglican Church (also known as St Paul’s Anglican Church, Oatley) donated the memorial font to the Anzac Memorial, Sydney in October 2017 for its collection. It will be put on public display in the new Anzac Memorial Centenary Project exhibition due to open in late 2018.

 

Inscription: 

The top stone of font has an upper and lower inscription:

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

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

 

Dedication date: 

22 September 1917
 

War: 

World War 1
 
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Recorded by: 

William Wright, St. Paul's Anglican Church
 

Established date: 

July 1917
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Anzac Memorial Hyde Park
 

Address Data: 

Hyde Park
Sydney NSW 2000
 
 

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Veterans Listed

Rank Given Name Family Namesort descending Conflict Status 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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