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St Peter's First World War Memorial Gates, SCEGGS Darlinghurst

St Peter's First World War Memorial Gates, SCEGGS Darlinghurst
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St Peter's First World War Memorial Gates, SCEGGS Darlinghurst
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St Peter's First World War Memorial Gates, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, close-up of left hand pillar
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St Peter's First World War Memorial Gates, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, close-up of right hand pillar
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Archival image: The new Church frontage being prepared for the unveiling and dedication ceremony, 1925. Source: SCEGGS Darlinghurst Archives (photographer unknown).
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Description / Background

This war memorial is a set of sandstone gates, inset with honour rolls listing men from the parish, or men whose families were associated with the parish, who were killed during the First World War. The memorial is located on the Bourke Street entrance to the former St Peter's Anglican Church in Darlinghurst, NSW.

St Peter's was built in 1867.  It was deconsecrated in 1992 due to declining parish numbers and the parish amalgamated with St John's, Darlinghurst. In 1993, Sydney Church of England Girls Grammar School (SCEGGS) Darlinghurst purchased the church and converted it into the school's Great Hall. 

Inscription

Left hand pillar

To the llory of God and in affectionate memory of the brave men from this parish who fell in the Great War -1914–1918.

Unveiled by Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair KCB  MVO Governor of NSW February 24th 1925.

Rev W T Price BA Rector.

Right hand pillar

Our glorious dead
[Names]
Unveiled by Lady de Chair. February 24th 1925.   

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private Arthur William BANKS World War 1 5941 Australian Army view
Private Alfred James BARNETT World War 1 2285 Australian Army view
Gunner Charles Clive BRYANT World War 1 7550 Australian Army view
V ELLIOT World War 1 view
Private George FARVE World War 1 39 Australian Army view
M FROST World War 1 view
Corporal Norman Elton HARRIS World War 1 603 Australian Army view
Driver James William HART World War 1 2493 Australian Army view
Private George JOHNSON World War 1 735 AIF view
T JONES World War 1 view

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Address
SCEGGS Great Hall
215 Forbes Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Local Government Area
Sydney, City of
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Gate/lychgate
Recorded by
Kenwyn Hall
Year of construction
1925
Dedication date
24 February 1925
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Other stone
Sandstone