Glenorie RSL Memorial

Glenorie RSL Cenotaph, side view in full with flagpolesGlenorie RSL Cenotaph, front view, obelisk onlyGlenorie RSL Cenotaph, side view, top half with flagpoles in viewGlenorie RSL Cenotaph, Plaque 1Glenorie RSL Cenotaph, Plaque 2Glenorie RSL Cenotaph, Plaque 3Glenorie RSL Cenotaph, Plaque 4Glenorie RSL Cenotaph, RSL insigniaGlenorie RSL Cenotaph, Air Force insigniaGlenorie RSL Cenotaph, Navy insigniaGlenorie RSL Cenotaph, Army insigniaGlenorie RSL Cenotaph, commemoration services with crowd in foregroundGlenorie RSL Cenotaph, behind Glenorie RSL entrance wall
Description

The sandstone monument was donated to Glenorie RSL Club in 2011 by Sarkis Bros. Sandstone, Dural. It commemorates those men and women from the Glenorie district who served Australian in conflicts of war and is a replica of the original Glenorie honor roll memorial in the nearby Wal Buckingham Memorial Garden.

The memorial stands over 6 meters tall, with a sculpted cannon, sitting atop three solid Australian sandstone blocks from the Mangrove Mountain Buff Range (Gosford Quarries sandstone). It took three months to construct by hand by Sarkis Bros. 

The memorial was commissioned by the President of Glenorie RSL Club, Mr Robert Hodges and the Glenorie RSL Sub-branch President Mr Andrew Pelizzer in 2011. The memorial was built due to the large attendance at Anzac and Remembrance Day services in the limited area of Wal Buckingham Memorial Garden, resulting in safety concerns such as from vehicular traffic. 

In addition to the inscriptions on the four lower plaques, there are four bronze plaques attached to the upper surrounds of the structure. Three represent the three services: the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces (Rising Sun Badge); the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. One represents the Returned Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen’s Imperial League of Australia, with the 1940 version of the RSL insignia.

The memorial was unveiled by the Hon Philip Ruddock MP and dedicated to the men and women of Glenorie who have served.

Additional information:

Old Northern Road, a main road, is the boundary of the Hills and Hornsby Shire Councils. The memorial is located on the western side in the Hills Shire, at the entrance to Glenorie RSL.

Materials
  • Sandstone
Inscription

Plaque 1:

THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THOSE MEN AND WOMEN FROM THE GLENORIE DISTRICT WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY TO PRESERVE OUR FREEDOM. LEST WE FORGET.

Plaque 2:

THIS MONUMENT WAS OFFICIALLY UNVEILED BY THE HON. PHILIP RUDDOCK M.P. 27TH MARCH 2011

Plaque 3:

THIS MONUMENT WAS COMMISSIONED BY PRESIDENT GLENORIE RSL ROBERT HODGES. PRESIDENT SUB-BRANCH GLENORIE RSL ANDREW PELLIZZER. MARCH 2011.

Plaque 4:

THIS MONUMENT WAS GENEROUSLY DONATED BY SARKIS BROS SANDSTONE DURAL

Address
3 Post Office Road,
Glenorie RSL Club,
Glenorie NSW 2157
Local Government Area
  • The Hills Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Established date
2011
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
03/27/2011
Dedication date
27 March 2011
Conflict/s
  • All conflicts

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