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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MARLEY, Sidney

Service number 3967
Sergeant
No. 9 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 18 Jun 1912

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UPTON, George Henry

Service number QX23626
Private
Born 31 Jul 1915

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KEENE, Peter

Service number 416430
Flying Officer
No. 20 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 9 Jul 1917

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PHILLIPS, Norman Edward

Service number QX42276
Sergeant
Born 25 May 1917

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TILL, Brett Ian

Service number 8271447
Sergeant
Incident Response Regiment
Australian Army (Post WW2)
Born 1978

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CASSIDY, Frederick Reginald

Service number 6732
Sergeant
Born 29 Jul 1917

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HERMAN, James Alexander

Service number 407713
Sergeant
No. 32 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 6 Aug 1913

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KURING, Herman August

Service number W242886
Major
10 Garrison Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 15 Mar 1895

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