St Paul's Anglican Church First World War Memorial Font

St Paul's Anglican Church War Memorial FontSt Paul's Anglican Church War Memorial FontSt Paul's Anglican Church War Memorial FontSt Paul's Anglican Church War Memorial FontSt Paul's Anglican Church War Memorial FontSt Paul's Anglican Church War Memorial Font
Description

The memorial font is made up of three sandstone blocks, worked by stone masons to form a baptismal font. The three blocks create the base, middle and top sections. The middle has the names inscribed on 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 was worked from its square shape into an octagon. It is finished with the placement of the marble baptismal font cup in the centre of the top face.

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, Hyde Park in October 2017, for its collection as part of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project. 

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

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pte Frank Derwent Thompson WW1 DOD 335 AIF 19th Bn Etretat, France view
Pte Percy Neville Forrest WW1 DOW 6253 AIF 19th Bn Poelcappelle, Belg view
Pte Robert Cooper James Murray WW1 DOW 5747 AIF 1st Bn Somme, France view
Pte Stanley James Pickering WW1 KIA 6785 AIF 1st Bn Passchendaele, Belg view
Maj William Davidson WW1 DOW AIF 1st Bn HQ Gallipoli, Turkey view
Pte Harold Henry Brown WW1 KIA 425 AIF 20th Bn Poelcappelle, Belg view
Cpl William Ernest Coleborne WW1 KIA 4387 AIF 20th Bn Passchendaele, Belg view
Pte George Adam Fletcher WW1 DOD 541 AIF 20th Bn St. Omer, France view
Pte Henry Francis Perry WW1 KIA 6164 AIF 21st Bn Bullecourt, France view
Pte Arthur William Whatling WW1 DOW 1437 AIF 2nd Bn Somme, France view
Address
Anzac Memorial
Hyde Park
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Baptismal font
Recorded by
William Wright, St. Paul's Anglican Church
Established date
July 1917
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
22 September 1917
Dedication date
22 September 1917
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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