First World War Graves Memorial, Third Quarantine Cemetery

Cemetery headstones - view to North HeadSoldiers' gravesStone with three plaquesPlaque 1 - unveiled by Mr Rusty PriestPlaque 2 - lists 14 casualtiesPlaque 3 - about the Third Quarantine Station CemeteryThird Quarantine Cemetery signView of North Head from Cemetery

Fourteen casualties of the First World War are buried in the Third Quarantine Cemetery, North Head, Manly. Their graves are no longer able to be identified.


Plaque 1

This memorial was unveiled by Mr Rusty Priest AM State President the Returned & Services League of Australia New South Wales Branch - 22nd November 1997

Plaque 2

Listed below are 14 casualties of the 1914-1918 War who are buried in this Cemetery and whose graves are no longer able to be identified. [refer veterans list]

These casualties have been officially commemorated by the Office of Australian War Graves in the NSW Garden of Remembrance, at the Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney.

Plaque 3


This is the third and final cemetery used at the North Head Quarantine Station. It opened in 1881, for the burial of victims of Sydney's smallpox epidemic. 

From 1881 to 1925 there were approximately 241 people buried here, nearly all of them victims of infectious diseases. These people included Sydney residents, immigrants, travellers, ships crews, returning servicemen and quarantine staff.

This monument commemorates 14 casualties of the First World War who are buried in this cemetery. 

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Private A E Brown World War 1 14/12/1918 view
Private I M Cahill World War 1 27/11/1918 view
Private P Chirvin MM World War 1 16/04/1919 view
Petty Officer A Davies World War 1 21/06/1919 view
S/Sergeant P G Edwards World War 1 1/12/1918 view
Private R Fairley World War 1 27/11/1918 view
Private H F Hicks World War 1 30/11/1918 view
Private W H MacCroanan World War 1 23/11/1918 view
Private H McKay World War 1 25/11/1918 view
Private P T Morgan World War 1 25/11/1918 view

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80 North Head Scenic Drive
Manly NSW 2095
Local Government Area
  • Northern Beaches Council
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Mr Chris Ballantine, Hon. Secretary, Dee Why RSL Sub-Branch
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date
22 November 1997
  • First World War, 1914–18