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Toronto War Memorial

Toronto War Memorial
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Description / Background

A stepped standard base with a granite square pillar. On top of the original memorial was a hand blown globe within metal bands. The current memorial is missing a section of the original memorial.

To the rear of the memorial is a low rectangular yellow sandstone block for the fallen of the Second World War, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and other conflicts.

The memorial has been relocated overtime:

  • Original Location – Victory Parade on the hill.
  • Moved to corner of Wharf Street and Brighton Avenue.
  • Current Location – Goffet Park corner of Brighton Avenue, Victory Parade and Wharf Street. 

Note: Lake Macquarie and District Historical Society supplied copies of the archival photographs.


North face - front:

Front top:


In Memory of

Front centre:


The memorial was erected by the residents of Toronto in honour of the men of this district who served in the Great War. 1914-1919.

Front base:

These were our sons who died for our lands in glory will they sleep and endless sanctity their name liveth for everymore.

East face - left:

Left centre:

Roll of Honour


Left base:

Romani, 4-8-16. Gaza, 26/27-3-17 and 19-4-17. Beersheba, 31-10-17. Jerusalem, 9-12-17. Jericho, 21-2-18. Damascus, 1-10-18.

South face - rear:

Rear centre:

Roll of Honour


Rear base:

Passchendaele, 10-10-17 to 5-11-17. Amiens, 21-3-18 to 31-7-18. Villers Bretonneux, 4-4-18 and 24/25-4-18. Hamel, 4-7-18. Merris, 13-7-18. Mont St. Quentin, 31-8-18. Hindenberg Line, 29/30-9-18.

West face - right:

Right centre:

Roll of Honour


Right base:

Anzac, 25-4-15. Fleurbaix-Fromelles, 19-7-16. Pozieres & Mouquet Farm, 22-7-16 to 3-9-16. Bullecourt, 11-4-17 and 10/11-5-17. Messines, 7-6-17. Polygon Wood, 26-9-17. Broodseinde, 4-10-17.


In memory of fallen comrades 1939-1945, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and other conflicts. Lest we forget.

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
CAPT W Arthur World War 1 view
PTE E Atkins World War 1 view
PTE E H Baker World War 1 view
PTE T Ball World War 1 view
PTE E H Bannister World War 1 view
PTE F Beattle World War 1 view
LCPL E J Belford World War 1 view
PTE E C Bruce World War 1 view
PTE H M Carr World War 1 view
LDCS A C Castleden World War 1 view

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Cnr Brighton Avenue, Victory Parade and Wharf Street,
Goffet Park,
Toronto NSW 2283
Local Government Area
Lake Macquarie, City of
Memorial type
Recorded by
Robert McLardy
Year of construction
Dedication date
30 September 1922
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Korean War, 1950–53
Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
Vietnam War, 1962–75
All conflicts