The 1st World War Memorial in the Lady Chapel is a magnificent example of the kind of memorial usually found in cathedrals. It is certainly one of the largest and grandest of its type in Australia.
Our War Memorial commemorates 161 servicemen who gave their youth and sometimes their lives to the “war to end wars”. We have decided to research the lives of these servicemen both before and after the war as well as their war career. Our aim is to present this research in the form of an open book with each serviceman allocated one or two pages including a portrait where possible. This will be placed in a display cabinet located in the Lady Chapel. Copies of the work will be available to visitors and members of the public and the research findings will be available on the internet.
It is planned to convert the data into a form that can be used in primary and secondary schools throughout Australia.
The servicemen are in enlistment order and we will present each group at Defence Force Sunday in November of each year i.e. the 1914 group will be presented in November this year, 1915 in November 2015 etc.
We would be very interested in hearing from anyone who is a descendant or relative of any of the servicemen in order to help our research. We would also be interested in hearing from people who might want to help in the research. Please contact : Dennis Mann at email@example.com
Memorial Communion Service
On Sunday April 26th 2015, a service was held to remember the sacrifice of those who have died in international conflict and particularly those within the parish who served at Gallipoli and The Western Front between 1914 and 1918. A lamp encasing a memorial flame was lit and dedicated to burn continuously until the centenary of the armistice on November 11th 2018.
Dennis Mann presented a summary of research done to date into the names on the honour roll.
A slide show of photographs taken during and after the service may be seen here.
A .pdf of the service may be downloaded here.