Sutherland War Memorial is 100 years old.
Members of the Shire Military History Club commemorated the event at the exact hour of the original unveiling on May 28 1921, laying a wreath in memory of Sutherland Shire volunteers and those who have died in war.
Two club members - Marion Baker, of Loftus, and Dennis Burns, of Caringbah - have a direct association with the memorial, each having a relative's name on the honour roll.
"The First World War ended in 1918 and shire service people started returning to Australia," said the club's founder and president Clive Baker.
"They left behind nearly 80 shire people - killed in battle or other causes.
"Soon after the war, local residents decided to honour those who served and began raising the money for a memorial.
"The structure we see it today is only part of the original design as the surrounding wall and lights have long been removed.
"The memorial was originally sited on the corner of Eton Street and Old Princes Highway and was moved to Peace Park in the 1990s."
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