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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.

Inscription

North face - front:

Front top:

[Wreath]

In Memory of

Front centre:

[Names]

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

[Names]

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

[Names]

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

[Names]

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.

Wall:

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

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