Location:
Harold Park Tramsheds - Outside - south of the building

Details:
Materials: Brass
Condition: Restored in 2018

Inscription:

The memorial has plaques on the front, back and both sides. The back plaque and one of the side plaques are blank.

Front plaque:

GLORY TO GOD – HONOUR TO THE DEAD
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
ROZELLE TRAMWAY DEPOT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY

THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

C P SANDILANDS
W G ROBINSON
M CHADWICK
P HOCKEY
H GIBBS
G ROGERSON
H CLARKE
T H GOULD
T MACKLEY

F BECK
S A STEWART
J G BELL
U E STEAVENS.
T CROOKS
M J CAVANAAGH
G N GOODE
J G SHEEHAN
A E F BROWN

ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES

Side plaque:

ALSO

A.WILLIAMS
A.J.FORBES
W.H.BEAUMONT
R.J.PLUMB
M.P.HART
H.R.BARRETT
L.L.JOHNSON
P.J.COLLINS
A.ROBERTS
H.LEE
W.C.HILL
H.W.SWANSON
T.F.BRUCE
C.T.SMITH
R.P.WHALAN
E.F.SHEEHAN

There are several unusual aspects to this Memorial. First, it was funded by workers at the Tramsheds to commemorate their co-workers who were killed at Gallipoli. Second, it was commissioned and completed in 1916, far too early to commemorate casualties on the Western Front. It appears to be the second memorial in Australia, predated only by the Memorial in Loyalty Square, Balmain. Third, it portrays a young Digger in summer kit of open neck, short sleeve shirt and shorts, and this increases its impression of youth and vigour.


Front plaque:

Side plaque:

Posted on December 12, 2018 for Peter Thorogood

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