Lieutenant-General Sir Leslie MorsheadPrint Page
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.
|Address:||Mrs Macquaries Road, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.865561|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Woodward Taranto & Wallace|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 27th November, 1966|