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Trooper Frank Andrews Memorial and Memorial Walls

Trooper Frank Andrews Memorial and Memorial Walls
Trooper Frank Andrews Memorial and Memorial Walls
Trooper Frank Andrews Memorial and Memorial Walls, close-up of central monument
Trooper Frank Andrews Memorial and Memorial Walls, close-up of left wall
Trooper Frank Andrews Memorial and Memorial Walls, close-up of right wall
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Description / Background

The central feature of this memorial grouping is a sandstone drinking fountain, which was established in honour of Trooper Frank Andrews who served in the South African War (Boer War). The marble dedication plaque is positioned in the centre of the structure, above the fountain's basin. Directly above this, the sandstone is decorated with relief carvings of crossed rifles and a laurel wreath. At one time, there were also shell casings on top of the memorial, but these have disappeared.

The memorial was made using local stone, by local stone mason Frederick William Rose, at a cost £40. It was originally unveiled on 2 June 1902, on the grounds of the Wollongong Town Hall. In 1984, it was moved to MacCabe Park in the Wollongong CBD, where it forms part of the MacCabe Park Memorial Complex

In more recent times, two sandstone walls have been added to the sides of the fountain, to honour Australia's participation in subsequent conflicts. Both walls have bronze plaques attached to commemorate Australians who have served. 

To the right of this memorial is the Wollongong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial


Andrews plaque

Erected by the citizens to commemorate the death of Trooper Frank Andrews who was killed in action at Ottoshoop, S. Africa, 27th August 1900 aged 20 years

A volunteer with the 1st Imperial Bushmen

Left wall

World War I



Left wall, plaque 1

In memory of Korea 1950–1956

Left wall, plaque 2

Lest we forget

Our comrades who remain on the battlefields of North Korea


Army 1-2-3 RAR



RAAF - 77 Squadron



RAN - Fleet Air Arm - 805 Squadron


Missing action their souls finding their way home

This plaque has been donated by Hansen & Cole Funerals as a community service project

Left wall, plaque 3

They shall grow not old,

as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them,

nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and

in the morning.

We will remember them.

Lest we forget

Right wall

World War II



Right wall, plaque 

Commemorating 60th year anniversary World War II, ending in 1945 

To those who served and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice

"We will remember them"

Veterans listed on this memorial

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Trooper Frank Andrews South African Campaign Army Ottoshoop view

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MacCabe Park
84 Church Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Local Government Area
Wollongong, City of
Location status
Memorial type
Fountain/Drinking fountain
Recorded by
Wollongong City Council. Mount Ousley Public School.
Year of construction
Dedication date
02 June 1902
South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
First World War, 1914–18
Second World War, 1939–45
Korean War, 1950–53
Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
Vietnam War, 1962–75