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The Toronto Soldiers` Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. Additional plaques, on plinths surrounding the memorial, commemorate other conflicts in which Australia has been involved in since World War One.

The memorial was rededicated and consecrated on the 23rd October 2013. 

The unveiling ceremony in connection with the Toronto and District Soldiers' Memorial took place on Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering. The memorial, which stands on the high ground in Victory Parade, over looking the railway station, consists of a marble pillar on a base and die of polished granite. A small wreath of laurel is set above the names of the soldiers who fell. The memorial is 18ft high, and cost £325. It was completed at Brown's Monumental Works, Newcastle and Maitland, and is a simple but beautiful tribute to the soldiers who enlisted from this part of the northern district. 

At the invitation of Mr. W. J. Tickell, on behalf of the committee, Lieutenant Colonel Burnage, C.B., then unveiled the memorial, and in doing so, said that he little dreamed when he came to Toronto first that he would have the honour of taking part in such an important ceremony. He gave a brief history of the leading incidents of the war in Gallipoli and France, and said that if the occasion arose again either now or in the future Australia would respond to the call with the same readiness as she did in 1914. In drawing aside the Union Jack, which was entwined around the stone, the speaker said he was pleased to find such a fine monument erected to the glory of those who had paid the supreme sacrifice and for the honour of those who returned.
Excerpt from Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
2 October 1922. 

Location

Address:Brighton Avenue, Goffett Park , Toronto, 2283
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.015625
Long: 151.598193
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Brown's Monumental Works (Newcastle & Maitland)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th September, 1922
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF
[ Names ]
This Memorial Was Erected 
By The Residents Of Toronto 
In Honour Of The Men Of 
This District Who Served 
In The Great War.
1914 - 1919

"These Were Our Sons
Who Died For Our Lands ;
In Glory Will They Sleep
And Endless Sanctity ;
Their Name Liveth For Evermore."


(Lower Plaque)
THIS WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL 
                   WAS 
ORIGINALLY OPENED ON THE  
30th SEPTEMBER 1922 
                  BY  
Lieutenant Colonel G.J.BURNAGE CB VD

 

Left Side Inscription

Roll of Honour 

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Roll Of Honour 

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Roll Of Honour 

[ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity

THE REDEDICATION AND CONSECRATION OF THIS
    WAR MEMORIAL TOOK PLACE ON THE  
         23rd OCTOBER 2013
                       BY 
    FATHER IAN HOWARTH
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT CHAPLAIN 
     (RAAF RESERVES) 
                  AND 
OFFICIALLY OPENED BY 
WING COMMANDER (r'td) JOHN HULBERT
 PATRON TORONTO RSL SUB BRANCH

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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