Leichhardt War Memorial

Details

Location Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A grey marble obelisk surmounted by 3 steps and the figure of a lady at the top

Built Gilbert Doble
Opened by His Excellency Sir Walter Davidson
Inscription

Honor to the dead

[ Names ]

W.M.Currey V.C J.Mackey V.C
1914-1918 1939-1945

Erected By The Citizens In Grateful Remembrance of the men of Leichhardt Who Gave Their Lives For God King And Country In The Great War
1914 – 1919

"They died that we might be free"

Plaque :

THIS 77MM FIELD GUN WAS CAPTURED BY THE 53RD BATTALION A.I.F. DURING OPERATIONS NEAR PERONNE IN FRANCE ON
SEPTEMBER 1st 1918, AND IT WAS FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY DISPLAYED IN SUCH CAPTURE THAT PTE. WILLIAM MATTHEW CURREY OF LEICHHARDT WAS AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS .

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]

1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Back Inscription
[ Names ]

James Gorman V.C.
5 - 11 - 1854
Battle Of Inkerman

Unveiled By His Excellency Sir Walter E. Davidson, K.C.M.G. Governor of New South Wales
9th April 1922

Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]

1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

SOWTER, Percy Edward

Service number 3499
Private
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Apr 1889

DOLAN, Samuel Thomas

Service number 1989
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

O'BRIEN, Frederick Leslie

Service number 218
Lance Corporal
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Nov 1894

CHRISTEY, John William

Service number 6056
Private
22nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born May 1891

HARDISTY, Jack

Service number 4442
Private
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Nov 1898

ARTHURSON, Donald Henderson

Service number 5032
Private
54th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

BEEKEN, William Christian

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 May 1889

BLACKWELL, John Milton Roy

Service number 376
Trooper
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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