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The War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War One. The monument which was unveiled on ANZAC Day 1920 was originally a fountain which is no longer functioning. 

It is a statue of a World War One Australian soldier wearing a slouch hat and complete with rifle, on top of a sandstone pedestal.  Marble name plaques, and at base, the Australian "Rising Sun" Military Badge in sandstone.

The figure of the soldier was originally white but became discoloured over the years. When the custodians discovered they couldn`t scrub it clean they decided to paint the uniform in the khaki colour used in the desert during World War One.


Address:Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Woodward Memorial Park, Thirroul, 2515
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.317422
Long: 150.919056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Artist:Mr Cassingandra (Sydney, NSW) (soldier)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th April, 1920
Front Inscription

Erected by public subscription 

In honor of fellow citizens who gave their lives and of those who gave their services in the interests of humanity during the Great War 

1914 - 1919.

Unveiled by Grannie Riach

25 April 1920

Left Side Inscription

These answered the call 

[ Names ]

[ Names ]

God bless them all

This foundation stone was laid by Mrs. Arnold Higgins on behalf of the citizens  

October 18th 1919

Back Inscription

These answered the call 

[ Names ]

God bless them all



Right Side Inscription

These answered the call 

[ Names ]

God bless them all

The fallen heroes

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au