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Royal Gate : 30-August-2014
Royal Gate : 30-August-2014
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The Royal Memorial Gates stand at the Church Street entrance to the grounds and were erected in 1918 by the congregation as a memorial to men and women who volunteered for service in World War One. The pillars of the gates serve as a roll of honour and include the memorial's dedication on 23 March 1918. The stonework over the gateway displays the Royal Arms, permission for this being granted by King George V in November 1917.

On Saturday afternoon his Excellency the Governor General visited Parramatta for the purpose of attending the service of dedication of the gate (to be known as the Royal Gate), and the unveiling of the roll of honour inscribed thereon, at the entrance to St. John's Church. On arrival his Excellency was met by the rector and wardens and the Mayor and aldermen, and welcomed to the town, after which his Excellency inspected the guard of honour, which consisted of returned soldiers from Parramatta. The religious service of dedication was conducted by the rector, the Rev. S. M. Johstone. His Excellency unveiled the honour roIl.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 25 March 1918.

Location

Address:195 Church Street , St John`s Anglican Cathedral , Parramatta, 2150
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.815981
Long: 151.00312
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd March, 1918
Front Inscription

PRO TANTO OVID RETRIBVEMVS
Erected to perpetuate the spirit of those who served their country in the cause of freedom 1914-1919 Pass not on till thou has blessed their memory and paid those thanks which God appointed the reward of public virtue

Left Side Inscription

To Those Who Served Their Country
ST JOHNS
ROLL OF HONOR
(Names) 

 

To the Glory of God
and in memory of the Fallen
these gates were dedicated
by the Reverend S. M. Johnston BA
Rector of the Parish
23-March-1918

Right Side Inscription

To Those Who Served Their Country
ST JOHNS
ROLL OF HONOR
(Names) 


These honor rolls were unveiled by
His Excellency the Right Honorable
Sir RONALD C. MUNRO FERGUSON P.C., G.C.M.G., K.C.V.O.
GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA
23rd March 1918

Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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