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Tobruk Reserve Second World War Memorial

Tobruk Reserve Second World War Memorial
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Description / Background

A memorial comprising four sandstone columns positioned on a lighter coloured sandstone plinth, supporting a roof. There is an honour roll and several plaques attached to the stone pillar in the centre of the monument. 

Notes on veteran names:

  • No records for a deceased veteran by the name of W H Dickson of this area can be found. Nor can the details of death for the veterans V J Budin and J D McLean be found. The status codes for these veterans have been left as Killed in action (KIA) as that is what is indicated by the memorial.
  • Status codes for all other deceased veterans have been taken from information on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour and Commemorative Roll, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) database, Australian National Archives records and New Zealand Cenotaph records.
  • V J Budin is given on the memorial as V J Buden, J D McLean is given on the memorial as J D MacLean, and K C Scribner is given as C K Scribner.
  • A J Russell and C V Russell were also POWs and may have been so when they died.
  • The deaths of C F Burke and P A Butcher may have been accidental as they occurred in Australia.

Plaque 1

They, whom this memorial commemorates, were numbered amongst those who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, faced danger and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten

Plaque 2

Erected by the Council of the Municipality of Waterloo M. V. Neilson – Mayor – 1947

Plaque 3

Commemorating 60th anniversary World War II 1939-45 to those who served and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice ”Lest We Forget” Redfern RSL Sub-Branch

[Several name plaques]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
J F Armstrong World War 2 view
R A Armstrong World War 2 view
A M Belshaw World War 2 view
J W Brown World War 2 view
L Brown World War 2 view
V J Budin World War 2 view
C F Burke World War 2 view
P A Butcher World War 2 view
A Churm World War 2 view
S A Cox World War 2 view

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Tobruk Reserve
3B Elizabeth Street
Waterloo NSW 2017
Local Government Area
Sydney, City of
Memorial type
Recorded by
Mr. Aub Silcock, Redfern RSL Sub-Branch and Peter Levarre-Waters
Year of construction
Second World War, 1939–45