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The monument commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  It was originally dedicated to those who served in World War One.  It is a large grey stone obelisk in the centre of a low cruciform stone platform set into lawn. The names are engraved with gold leaf.

A grant was received in 2011 to restore and upgrade the memorial to include the Boer War and conflicts since World War One.  A flagpole, a separate small stone to commemorate World War Two, and memorial sundial, commemorating subsequent conflicts, form part of the precinct. Cypress trees, a garden and four stone and cement light poles flank the memorial.

There was a large gathering at the placing of the dedicatory stone of the Mosman Soldiers' Memorial at Mosman Park yesterday. Sir William Cullen, K.C.M.G., Chief Justice, in performing the ceremony, spoke very sincerely of the great work done by the Australians during the war. 'The deeds done by them can never be equalled," said Sir William, " and one thing I would ask is this, 'Every time you pass this fine memorial, give a special thought of the men who had done so much for us.' " Before performing the ceremony Mr. Carr, architect, presented Sir William with a suitably engraved trowel. The Mayor (Ald. R. S. Gay), Ald. A. D. Walker, Ald. Dedden, spoke in eulogistic terms of the Mosman soldiers. The monument is a very beautiful one. It is 22ft 6in high, by 7ft square, and on it will be inscribed the names of soldiers of the district who fell during the campaign.
Sunday Times (Sydney), 12 November 1922. 



Address:Myahgah Road & The Crescent, Alan Border Oval, Mosman, 2088
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.825996
Long: 151.241174
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Sir Edward Luytens (attrib) P.A Kaad, W.S. Stanton Cook (designers)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th November, 1922
Front Inscription

Their name liveth for evermore

They are not dead for all they had to give
They sacrificed for love that bids them live

[ Names ]

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  John XV. 13.

Left Side Inscription

Humble were they ; we set them high

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Their name liveth for evermore

They put all selfish purpose by

[ Names ]


Right Side Inscription

They hearkened freedom`s rallying cry

[ Names ]

Source: DVA,NRWM, MA
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