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Glenorie Roll of Honor

Glenorie Roll of Honor
Glenorie Roll of Honor
Glenorie Honor Roll
Glenorie Roll of Honor, plaque 1
Glenorie Roll of Honor, plaque 2
Glenorie Roll of Honor, plaque 3
Glenorie Roll of Honor, plaque 4
Glenorie Roll of Honor, plaque 5
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Description / Background

The Glenorie Roll of Honor is a sandstone column, topped with a sculpture of a cannon made of the same stone. It was originally established after the First World War and was dedicated on 23 November 1918.

In 1985, the memorial was restored and several plaques were affixed to the column to commemorate the names of service personnel from the surrounding district who died in the Second World War, the Korean War, Malayan Emergency, Indonesian Confrontation, and the Vietnam War. The plaques were located on top of the original First World War names on the memorial.

In 2022, Hornsby Shire Council commissioned a conservation report and restored the memorial in consultation with the local RSL sub-Branch. The plaques from 1985 have been relocated to new sandstone plinths, along with an additional plaque to commemorate fallen soldiers that have not returned. Some corrections were required to the original 1985 plaques, due to them containing some inaccuracies. The new plinths were designed by Council and fabricated and installed by Aussie Stonemasons. 

The paving surrounding the memorial has also been recently upgraded from unit paving to a circular concrete apron, featuring a strip of granite cobbles. The memorial had two uplights upgraded in 2022 and two flag poles installed to the north of the memorial.

The memorial is used for various commemorative services throughout the year. It is located within Wal Buckingham Memorial Garden in Glenorie, NSW, which was named after a Second World War veteran. The park was opened on Anzac Day, 25 April 1985. 

Statement of Significance provided by Hornsby Shire Council, 2022:

The First World War memorial displays the local craftsmanship of the area and is a rare First World War memorial. The cannon featured atop the monument is unique. 

Note on deceased veterans:

  • This original memorial gives all deceased veterans the status of killed in action. The codes used in the table below have been taken from information on the Australian War Memorial (AWM) Roll of Honour.
  • The AWM also lists a Hugh Roberts of Glenorie as killed in action in the First World War; however, he was not marked as such on the original memorial (a 'K' was added to the memorial in 2022 to reflect the AWM records).
  • A 'K' was also added to W. Rae and G. Dale in 2022 that were also missing or illegible on the memorial.

Top of column

Roll of Honor

Plaque 1

Roll of Honour
World War I
* Killed in action

Plaques 2 and 3

Roll of Honour
World War II
* Killed in action

Plaque 4

Roll of Honour
Borneo 1962–1966
Vietnam 1962–1973

Women of all services
Served in all wars

Plaque 5

Honouring and keeping faith

Australia's service personnel
with no known grave site
lost and never returned

Rest in peace

Lest we forget

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Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
G Appleby Malaya/Borneo Emergency view
M Appleby Vietnam War view
A Arnold World War 2 view
A Arnold World War 1 view
A Barber World War 2 view
A Bates World War 2 view
C Bennett World War 1 view
W Best World War 2 view
C Bevan World War 2 view
E Biddle World War 2 view

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Wal Buckingham Memorial Garden
934 Old Northern Road
Glenorie NSW 2157
Local Government Area
Hornsby Shire
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Recorded by
Kate Leung, Hornsby Shire Council. Diana Kincaid. Carolyn Hall. Peter Levarre-Waters. Jane Williamson. Janice Williams.
Year of construction
Dedication date
23 November 1918
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
Vietnam War, 1962–75
All conflicts