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
Pte Athur James Wills WW1 Returned to Australia 5 April 1919 5946 AIF 18th Battalion Western Front view
Pte. John Wills WW1 Returned to Australia 21July 1917 5897 Army 18th Inf. Btn.16 Reinforcement view
Driver Cedric Earl Wilson WW1 RTA 12 November 1916 6181 AIF Infantry Brigade 5 Gallipoli view
Pte. Thomas Walter Wilson WW1 KIA 1019 Army 2nd Infantry Battalion "H" Company view
C R C Wilson view
D D Wilson view
Private Douglas Tyrie Wilson WW1 RTA 13 July 1919 16157 AIF Mechanical Transport Reinforcements France view
Private Gordon Erling Wilson WW1 RTA 6 May 1919 1111 AIF Australian Flying Corps, No 4 Squadron, Reinforcement 1 France view
Staff Sergeant Guy Irwin Wilson WW1 RTA 24 July 1919 3138 AIF 24/7th Light Horse Regiment Egypt view
Sgt. Henry O' Brien Wilson WW1 DOW 4925 Army 3rd Inf Btn. 15th Reinforcement Western Front 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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