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Lieutenant-General Sir Leslie MorsheadPrint Page Print this page

16-April-2016
16-April-2016

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Fountain commemorates the distinguished soldier and citizen.

Sir Leslie James Morshead KCB, KBE, CMG, DSO, ED (18 September 1889 – 26 September 1959) was an Australian soldier with a distinguished career in both world wars. He is considered to rival John Monash for the appellation of "Australia's greatest general".

He commanded the Australian troops at the Siege of Tobruk and Second Battle of El Alamein where Australian troops inflicted crushing defeats on the German Afrika Korps. During World War Two, Morshead was known to his soldiers, in part affectionately, as "Ming the Merciless", after the villain in Flash Gordon comics.

Location

Address:Mrs Macquaries Road, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.865561
Long: 151.213381
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Monument Designer:Woodward Taranto & Wallace
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th November, 1966
Source: MA,H,ADB
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