Waverley Soldiers' War Memorial

Description

Made of sandstone, the memorial depicts an Anzac soldier standing on a plinth, holding a rifle to his side. It was dedicated on 15 December 1918 by Governor General Ferguson.

When subscriptions opened in 1917 for the erection of the memorial, Charles Howard Wood donated the total cost of the memorial which was ₤1400.

Inscription

Front:

This monument thy gift of C Howard Wood Esquire is erected in honour of the citizens of Waverley who enlisted for service in the Great War of 1914-1918 and was unveiled by His Excellency the Right Honourable Sire Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson P.C., G.C.M.G. Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia on the 15th December 1918.

"Lest We Forget"

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This is to remember those who served, suffered and died in Korea and Vietnam.

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Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Gunner Douglas Wye Weekes World War 1 Returned to Australia 24 July 1919 19375 Army Field Artillery Brigade7, Brigade Ammunition Column view
Gunner Jack Stewart Weekes World War 1 Returned to Australia 19 February 1919 29380 Army AFA116 to 120 Howitzer Batteries view
Sapper George Leslie Weeks World War 1 Fate- Effective Abroad 32902 Army Field Artillery Brigade, February 1917 Reinforcements view
Sergeant Horace George Wells World War 1 Returned to Australia 1st April 1919 1062 Army 2nd Infantry Battalion view
Dvr Ernest West WW1 RTA 31 May 1919 29172 Army 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Howitzer Brigade 116 view
Sapper Geoffrey Thomas West World War 1 19829 Army August 1917 Reinforcements view
N Westwood view
2nd Lieut Joseph Dudley Westwood WWI Returned to Australia, 16th May, 1919 5787 AIF 13th Battalion view
G W Westwood view
Pte Horace Hinton Whiddon WW1 9778 3rd Motor Transport Company view
Address
Cnr Bondi Road and Park Parade,
Waverley Park,
Bondi NSW 2026
Local Government Area
  • Waverley, Municipality of
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Kimberly O'Sullivan, Waverley Library. Updated by the Volunteers of Waverley Library.
Established date
1918
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1918-12-15
Dedication date
15 December 1918
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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