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19-July-2022 (Peter F. Williams)
19-July-2022 (Peter F. Williams)

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The wing of the former of the former South Sydney Hospital Outpatients Department was dedicated as a war memorial in December 1935 to commemorate the sailors and soldiers from Waterloo who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

Waterloo's sailors and soldiers' war memorial is to take the form of an addition to the casualty room or a fully equipped X-ray room at the Royal South Sydney Hospital. To raise the necessary funds a carnival will be held on a date to be fixed.
Sun (Sydney), 29 November 1924.

At the new extension of the out-patients' department of the Royal South Sydney Hospital on Saturday afternoon, the Governor, Sir Alexander Hore-RuthVen, unveiled a tablet to the memory of the sailors and soldiers from Waterloo who fell in the Great War, and the Minister for Health (Mr. H. P. Fitzsimons) unveiled a stone to commemorate the building of the new wing of the hospital. Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven said he knew what the Australians did in the war, and there was no doubt that the story of their heroic deeds formed one of the most romantic chapters In the history of the British Empire. To few only was given the privilege of dying for one's country, and the sacrifice which those men made should be an inspiration to others whose privilege it was to live for their country. There was tremendous scope for the spirit of service, and the work of the hospitals offered many opportunities in that direction.
Excerpt from Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 23 December 1935. 


Address:3 Joynton Avenue, Zetland, 2017
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.90853
Long: 151.206799
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 31st December, 1935
Front Inscription

This tablet was unveiled on Saturday 21st December 1935 by Brigadier General Hon. Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven, V. C., K. C. M. G., C. B., D. S. O.

In memory of the Waterloo sailors & soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War.

1914 – 1918.

Source: MA
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