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Abbotsleigh War Memorial Chapel

Abbotsleigh War Memorial Chapel
Abbotsleigh War Memorial Chapel, internal plaque
Abbotsleigh War Memorial Chapel, external plaque
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Description / Background

Abbotsleigh is a girls' school in Sydney, which proudly recognises its Old Girls who served during the First and Second World Wars. The school has two war memorials, this chapel and the Abbotsleigh Lone Pine

The chapel is a brick building, located within the school grounds. It was dedicated on 24 April 1965 by Reverend Hugh Rowlands Gough. 

Access to view the memorials at the school is by appointment/tour. 

Statement of Significance provided by Julie Daly, Abbotsleigh Archivist, May 2022:

War service of Old Girls in their old schools is not as readily recorded or displayed as of their male counterparts in their old schools. Current students need to see past students commemorated and honoured within the school, and the significance of the past needs to be recognised. The evidence provided by the Lone Pine and the War Memorial Chapel highlight the roles women played and the value of the work undertaken by women during the two world wars. 


Plaque - internal

Abbotsleigh Chapel

Dedicated as a memorial to those who served in the Great Wars 1914–1918 and 1939–1945 by The Most Rev. H. R. Gough, O.B.E., M.A., D.D. Archbishop of Sydney, Primate of Australia on 24th April, 1965.

Plaque - external

A.O.G.U. [Abbotsleigh Old Girls Union]


This tablet serves to honour and record with gratitude and pride the splendid service of its members who worked so valiantly for the Empire at home and overseas.

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1666 Pacific Highway
Wahroonga NSW 2076
Local Government Area
Ku-ring-gai Council
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Recorded by
Abbotsleigh: An Anglican School for Girls
Year of construction
Dedication date
24 April 1965
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45