Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood Back to Search

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Location Marlborough Road, Rookwood, Auburn - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The Sydney Memorial stands in Sydney War Cemetery, which is situated about 17 kilometres west of Sydney. By road the route is along the Great Western Highway (Parramatta Road), turning south into Marlborough Road which continues direct to the cemetery. The War Cemetery itself is in the grounds of Rookwood Necropolis, and the main entrance is at the western side, on the necropolis roadway. The Memorial is one of several which commemorate men of the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Merchant Navy who lost their lives in the south-west Pacific region during the 1939-45 War, and who have no known grave. The men commemorated on the Sydney Memorial were lost in the eastern and southern regions of Australia and in adjacent waters south of Latitude 20 degrees South. The Memorial is in the far right corner of the cemetery and takes the form of a semi-circular colonnade, standing on a terrace which is approached by three shallow steps. The piers of the colonnade carry on their inner faces bronze panels bearing the names. Some 750 names are recorded. Around the continuous frieze above the piers is the following dedicatory inscription:
1939 - HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED IN THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN REGIONS OF AUSTRALIA, ON LAND, AT SEA, AND IN THE AIR, BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH - 1945.

** Those names not associated to profiles served in the Merchant Navy **

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1939 - HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED IN THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN REGIONS OF AUSTRALIA, ON LAND, AT SEA, AND IN THE AIR, BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH - 1945

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Names

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TUCKER, Donald Beresford

Service number 59315
Leading Aircraftman
No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 21 Feb 1924

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CLARK, Wilfred Francis Darwin

Service number B.3/57
Senior Representative
Australian Red Cross
Philanthropic Organisations
Born 17 Mar 1892

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LEASK, Harold Medcalf

Service number NX27346
Private
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 20 Jun 1910

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LEASK, Henry Henderson

Service number NX27...
Private
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 8 Aug 1912

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CAVANAGH, Richard Carlyle

Service number SX15374
Private
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 13 Nov 1921

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BARREY, Raymond Barker

Service number 407000
Flying Officer
Born 23 Jul 1916

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ORR, Neville Sinclair

Service number 416451
Flying Officer
No. 71 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 13 Nov 1916

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COVENTRY, Geoffrey William

Squadron Leader
No. 11 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 15 Feb 1917

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