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Callan Park War Memorial commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The memorial was designed by a former indigenous soldier, Douglas Grant, in memory of his fallen comrades. Douglas was a clerk at Callan Park Hospital and the memorial was erected by patients of B Ward.
The memorial is a scale model of Sydney Harbour Bridge above a circular wishing well. The bridge pylons are made of sandstone and the well is made of concrete. The back of the pylons show the years 1939 and 1945.
His Excellency the Governor, attended by Brigadier-General A. T. Anderson, C.M.G., private secretary, unveiled a soldiers' memorial in the grounds of the hospital, Callan Park, yesterday afternoon.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 5 August 1931.
|Address:||Military Drive & Waterfront Drive, Callan Park Oval, Lilyfield, 2040|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.865278|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Douglas Grant|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 4th August, 1931|
(On Scale Bridge)
Left Plaque :
Was Unveiled By
Sir Philip W. Game
G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.O.
4th August, 1931.
In Proud Memory
Of Those Who Made
The Great Sacrifice.
Donated By The
Sydney Junior Legacy Club
(Deceased Soldiers Children)