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Australian War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in South Harefield, London

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Latitude: 51.5947 / 51°35'41"N

Longitude: -0.4804 / 0°28'49"W

OS Eastings: 505356

OS Northings: 189526

OS Grid: TQ053895

Mapcode National: GBR 11.3KH

Mapcode Global: VHFSY.M5DT

Plus Code: 9C3XHGV9+VR

Entry Name: Australian War Memorial

Listing Date: 19 July 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061377

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489611

ID on this website: 101061377

Location: St Mary's Church, South Harefield, Hillingdon, London, UB9

County: London

District: Hillingdon

Electoral Ward/Division: Harefield

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: South Harefield

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Harefield

Church of England Diocese: London

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804/0/10067 CHURCH HILL 19-JUL-02 Harefield
Australian War Memorial


Memorial Obelisk. 1921. Designer unknown. Pink Peterhead granite with bronze moulding to base of shaft. Tall shaft with pyramidal top, set on inscribed plinth above two-stage base. Cast bronze base to shaft with anthemion decoration. Sides of plinth bear military badges. Front is inscribed TO THE GLORY OF GOD WHO GIVETH US THE VICTORY AND IN MEMORY OF BRAVE AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS WHO AFTER TAKING PART IN THE GREAT WAR NOW REST IN HAREFIELD CHURCHYARD. Inscribed on rear: THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY SIR FRANCIS NEWDEGATE KCMG NOW GOVERNOR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND FORMERLY OF TASMANIA HONORARY COONEL ELEVENTH BATTALION COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES AND CHARLES ARTHUR MORESBY BILLYARD_LEAKE ESQ OF HAREFIELD PARK AD 1921. HISTORY: Harefield Place, ancestral seat of the Newdegates, was used as an ANZAC hospital during the First World War. This obelisk forms the centrepiece of the military cemetery, and is surrounded by numerous scrolled headstones to soldiers who died of wounds while patients there. This was a privately erected memorial rather than one erected by the Imperial War Graves Commission.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 16 February 2017.

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