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The War Memorial is a sundial commemorating those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two.
"The men of the Second World War proved themselves worthy sons of the Anzacs," the Premier, Mr. McKell, said at the unveiling of a war memorial in El Alamein Reserve, Rosebery. The memorial, a sundial, was erected by the Rosebery A.I.F. Auxiliary Fund, and engraven on it are the names of the 16 men who enlisted from Rosebery and died in the war. Relatives of the fallen men placed wreaths on the memorial, and the "Last Post" and "Reveille" were sounded by a young bugler. "To-day, Anzac Day has an added significance, because it not only commemorates the deeds of the men of the first world war, but also of those of the last war," said Mr. McKell. These men added lustre to the name Anzac. They added Kokoda, El Alamein, Milne Bay, and many other battlefields. "We have a great country to develop, and it is for each of us to make a contribution towards the national welfare, retaining all the highest principles for which Australian sailors, soldiers, and airmen died."
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 26 April 1946.
|Address:||Harcourt Parade & Dalmeny Avenue, El Alamein Park , Rosebery, 2018|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.920519|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 25th April, 1946|
In Memory Of
Citizens Of Rosebery
Who Gave Their Lives In The
Second World War 1939 – 1945.
Greater Love Hath No Man
Than He Who Lays Down
His Life For His Country.
Erected By The Rosebery A.I.F. Auxiliary Fund