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The residents of Annandale propose to proceed at once with the erection of the local war memorial at a cost of £1000. Competitive designs are being invited, and premiums of £15 and £10 are offered as first and second prizes. Particulars can be obtained from the Town Clerk of Annandale.-The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 21 April 1920 page 9
R. Keith Harris was awarded the £15 first prize by the NSW Monuments Board for his design (Plan of Memorial built in early 1921.) of a hybrid obelisk incorporating curved seating and electric lighting. F. Gagliardi constructed the structure of Bowral Trachyte.
It is inscribed with "ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF ANNANDALE TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR" and the names: "Frank Patrick ADAMS, Alexander Walker AITCHISON, Herbert Gordon AKHURST, Frederick Francis ALLEN, Kenneth BAIN, Robert Bruce BAIN, Rossiter Alfred BARRETT, Walter Langley BAXTER, Herbert Hamilton BRADLEY, Lindsay Claude Milton BRODIE, Timothy Joseph BYRNE, Frederick William Berni CALLAWAY, Martin John CAVANAGH, Thomas Patrick CLARKE, David COLQUHOUN, George CORR, Alfred Alexanader COUTTS, Reginald Gordon CRITTENDEN, John Leslie (or Langford) CROSSINGHAM, Frederick John Harold CURRINGTON, Thomas FRANCIS, James George Joseph FRASER, Francis Bede FROY, William GALLEN, Frank Alderley Charles GEORGE, Frank Thomas GRANT, Robert GROVES, Robert GULLIKSEN, Arthur Henry HARRIS, Frederick HART, John HARTNETT, Desmie Belford HUGHES, Robert Charles HUGHES, Guy INSKIP, John (Inglis) JENNINGS, Walter James JENNINGS, Herbert Harry Victor JIFFKINS, James Archibald LEE, Thomas LEYDON, William (Calbraith) LIVESEY, James Mitchell LLOYD, Wilfred Joseph LUKEMAN, Sinclair MCARTHUR, Sydney George MCCARTHY, G? F MCCARTHY, Alexander McDONALD, Donald McDONALD, Martin (Also known as Martin Joseph) McFLYNN (Misspelt - is McFLINN), Arnold (full name was Arnold Finley McRae) McRAE, William George McSPARRON, Sydney Alexander MELOY, Robert P (should read “R” for Raymond) MURDEN, Frank P NOLAN, Robert Peter PADROTH, James Herbert PARKER, W H PATTERSON, Harold (Richmond) PHIPPS, John PLUMMER, Rueben Frank PRITCHARD, Homer Horace ROGERS, Leslie James SCOTT, Gladstone SLARKE, A (should read George Foster) SMALL, Alick (Nelson) SMART, Allen (Archibald) SMITH, Harold Edward Benjamin SMITH, Roy Alfred Walter SMITH, Archibald SPOWART, Lionel William (should be W L) STALKER, Selby (Albert Shepherd) STEWART, S S Possibly G.W. Taylor or W. Taylor, both KIA TAYLOR, Ernest Clarence Charles TITTERTON, Joseph James TYLER, William WALSH, Leslie William Roy WARNER, Robert Edward WATSON, Arthur Claude WATTS, Thomas WEBB, Alexander WEINGOTT, Samuel WEINGOTT, Charles Oscar WHITE, Cyril (Godfrey) WHITE, Thomas (Wadley) WHITTON, Reginald Cowel WHOLOHAN (incorrectly as WHOOLOHAN), Walter Francis WILLIAMS, Alexander WILLIAMSON, C H C WINKWORTH" ...more
Tomorrow night (Anzac night) Mr. Russell Sinclair, chairman of the State Munition Board, will deliver a lecture entitled "Munition making in England," with lantern slide Illustrations, at St. Aldan's Hall, corner Booth and Johnston streets, Annandale. The public are cordially Invited. - The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 24 April 1917 Page 7
"SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL AT ANNANDALE.
The net proceeds of a village fair, which was held on Friday, amounting to about £550, are nearly sufficient to complete the sum of £1250, which it is desired to raise for the Annandale Heroes' Memorial.... "- 1920 'SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL AT ANNANDALE.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 24 February, p. 4, viewed 7 October, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15872712
The Annandale War Memorial was unveiled by Brigadier General Mackay in 1921...http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/151755963
There is video footage of the opening, showing Marquee set up in Johnston Street at the Parramatta Road end. A podium is set up in front of the Goodman buildings. It is a silent clip but shows a man speaking to a crowd. The camera captures parramatta road, cars, Telegraph/Electricity Poles. The men are wearing hats. Hunter Baillie Spire can be made out in the distance but also the smaller spire of a house at the corner of Albion Lane or Street and Johnston Street. Also the house on the South East corner of the intersection of Albion and Johnston Streets...video clip can be viewed at Sound and Film Archive's Sydney Office. See HEROES' FAIR AT ANNANDALE, NSW c.1919
Annandale - Erection of a brick school hall, at the rear of Methodist Church Johnston Street, Annandale. Plans with Mr Denning Johnston Street, Annandale or the Secretary at 72 Trafalgar Street. - The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 7 April 1920
This page www.ramin.com.au/annandale/story4-1.shtml last update 19 December 2012.