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The War Memorial commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. 

It was designed by a former indigenous soldier, Douglas Grant, in memory of his fallen comrades. Douglas was a clerk at Callan Park Hospital and the memorial was erected by patients of B Ward. 

The memorial is a scale model of Sydney Harbour Bridge above a circular wishing well. The bridge pylons are made of sandstone and the well is made of concrete. The back of the pylons show the years 1939 and 1945. 

His Excellency the Governor, attended by Brigadier-General A. T. Anderson, C.M.G., private secretary, unveiled a soldiers' memorial in the grounds of the hospital, Callan Park, yesterday afternoon.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 5 August 1931.


Address:Military Drive & Waterfront Drive, Callan Park Oval, Lilyfield, 2040
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.865278
Long: 151.158889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Designer:Douglas Grant


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 4th August, 1931
Front Inscription

1914     1918


Left Side Inscription

This memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Air Vice-Marshal Sir Philip W. Game G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.O.  Governor.

4th August, 1931.

Back Inscription
1939     1945
Right Side Inscription

Memorial erected by patients of B Ward

In proud memory of those who made the great sacrifice

Donated by the Sydney Junior Legacy Club (Deceased soldiers children)

Source: NRWM, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au