Wallsend Soldiers' Memorial


A sandstone tapered column with a flat summit on which rests an elevated marble alcove, supported by four classical columns. Within this structure rests a block with each face displaying a name plaque with the words, 'In Memory of'. This memorial has been previously relocated. 


Original site plaque - Nelson Street Wallsend:

Wallsend Soldiers' Memorial was erected on this site in 1919 by public subscription in commemoration of service & sacrifice to those who fought and fell in the Great War of 1914-1918. The original memorial was relocated in Wallsend Park in 1971. This memorial also marks the site from which the original members of the 1st Australian Imperial Force departed for overseas service.

All faces - top: 

On the top of the centre section, above the names, are the words:

In Memory of 

North face - top:

Lest we forget. Our Heroes who fought and fell in the Great War 1914-1918.

North face - bottom: 

A tribute of honour to sons and citizens of glorious memory. All for each and each for all twas thus they heard the Empire's call for freedom home and motherland

Red Cross Contingent. They were also ready and their names liveth for evermore. Matron B. Lowrey Matron A. Cuthbertson Sister I.E. Lovell Sister L. Abell Royal Red Cross Nurse E. Scott. 

East face - bottom:

Erected by public subscription in commemoration of service and sacrifice in the world's Greatest War 1914-1918.

South face - bottom:

To those who paid the supreme sacrifice 1939-45 - Korea - Vietnam

West face - bottom:

This monument was unveiled on the 24th May 1919 by the Hon. John Estell M.L.A. Adam Cook Thomas Abel Esq J.P. Town Clerk Mayor.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Pte E Abbott World War 1 view
Pte J S Abel World War 1 view
Sister L Abell Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR) Red Cross Contingent - Royal Red Cross view
Pte A Anderson World War 1 view
Pte L Andrews World War 1 KIA view
Sergt A Archibald World War 1 KIA view
Pte W Arkley World War 1 view
Lieut F E Armstrong World War 1 view
Pte T Aspley World War 1 view
Pte R Atkinson World War 1 KIA view

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99 Cowper Street,
Wallsend Park,
Wallsend NSW 2287
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
  • Garden/park
Location status
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date
24 May 1919
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75