2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government interviewed WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
Large classical sandstone arch with marble plaques, an honour roll for the First World War and several marble sculptures. Particularly notable are representations of a young girl and boy, together with cherubs and the figure of a woman holding high the eternal flame of remembrance. Varney Parkes, son of Sir Henry Parkes, began carving the figures in 1922. This memorial was originally located outside Wollongong Council Chambers.
Erected to the memory of the soldiers of Wollongong who fought in the Great War 1914 - 1918
Lord God of Hosts be with us yet,
Lest We Forget, Lest We Forget.
When can their glory fade
The Foundation Stone of this Memorial was laid by His Excellency Sir Walter Davidson KCMG Governor of New South Wales 7th August 1922
This Memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Rt. Hon. HW Barron Forster of LEPE PC GCMG Governor General Commonwealth of Australia 3rd June 1923.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground,
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards, with solemn round
the bivouac of the dead [American Poet Theodore O'Hara's 'Bivouac of the Dead']
Blow, bugles of battle,
the marches of peace;
East, west, north, and south. [John Greenleaf Whittier American poet, reformer and author (1807 - 1892)]
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|A M||Aitken||World War 1||KIA||view|
|S B||Allen||World War 1||view|
|A W||Anderson||World War 1||view|
|E||Anderson||World War 1||view|
|A||Annett||World War 1||view|
|W J||Annett||World War 1||view|
|W L||Appleby||World War 1||KIA||view|
|F||Askew||World War 1||view|
|G R||Austin||World War 1||KIA||view|
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