Opening of Strathfield War Memorial

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The Strathfield War Memorial commemorating the war service of residents of Strathfield during World War War 1 was opened by the His Excellency the Governor, Admiral Sir Dudley de Clair, KCB, MVO.  on 11 October 1925. 

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Sir Dudley de Clair said that the memorial would be an everlasting reminder of the 350 gallant men of Strathfield who came forward to help the Empire in its hour of need. Everybody should remember what they owe to those men and that those who fell had not died in vain.  His Excellency unveiled the memorial and honour roll while the guard stood at the salute, and the Last Post was sounded.

The photograph of the opening was featured in the The Daily Telegraph, 12 October 1925, courtesy of the National Library Trove service.  

Further Reading

FACT SHEET Strathfield War Memorial

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  1. In centenary year 1985 Council researched this memorial and discovered that the Empire on the globe had originally been gold plated. Long worn off Council decided to replace the gold but unfortunately it weathered away within a few years.

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