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St George Greek Orthodox Church is dedicated as a war memorial in memory of Australian soldiesr of Greek origin who lost their lives in both World Wars and Australian soldiers who lost their lives in Greece during World War Two. 

The idea of building a Parish Church in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney started in early 1956. With the concerted efforts of some 100 families, the construction of the present sacred edifice was completed in early 1962. Beginning with the first Liturgy of 8th April, 1962, the Church was consecrated by Archbishop Ezekiel and dedicated as a War Memorial by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Eric Woodward, on 24th November, 1962.

Location

Address:90 - 92 Newcastle Street, Rose Bay, 2029
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.876733
Long: 151.270475
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th November, 1962
Front Inscription

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATING THE DEDICATION OF THIS CHURCH AS A WAR MEMORIAL TO AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS OF GREEK ORIGIN WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR AUSTRALIA AS MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA IN THE TWO WORLD WARS AND AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN WHO DIED IN GREECE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHILST MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
 WAS UNVEILED BY
HIS EXCELLENCY LIEUT. GENERAL SIR ERIC WOODWARD
K.C.M.G, C.B, C.B.E, D.S.O  
SATURDAY 24 TH NOVEMBER 1962

Source: NRWM, MA
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