Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood Back to Search

Normal dscf3398

Details

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 **

Read more...
Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
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

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

Thumb 95f80bd4 fc6e 4d77 b43e 63ae8feedf2e
LEARMONTH, Charles Cuthbertson

Service number 385
Wing Commander
No. 14 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 2 May 1917

Thumb 4164168
MOSTON, Myrle Mary Eileen

Service number NFX12...
Sister
2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 22 Sep 1907

Thumb capture
KEENE, Peter

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

Thumb wilson  2
WILSON, George Albert Theodore

Service number NX40214
Private
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 31 Dec 1913

Thumb 408978 aircraftman  later flying officer  fo   edward raymond deacon
DEACON, Edward Raymond

Service number 408978
Flying Officer
Born 31 May 1920

Thumb 1aa
LEASK, Henry Henderson

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

Thumb normal dutfieldawm
DUTFIELD, Cyril Clyde

Service number NX54970
Warrant Officer Class 1
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 8 Feb 1905

Thumb bryan stanford trigg 2
TRIGG, Bryan Stanford

Service number SX16401
Private
2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 9 Nov 1913

Thumb dscf3398Thumb 1Thumb 2Thumb 3
Thumb 4Thumb 5Thumb 6Thumb 7
Thumb 8Thumb 9Thumb 10
Showing 4 of 11 images.
Click images to start slideshow.