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The monument commemorates the first United States troops to disembark in Australia who came ashore on Glebe Island in March 1942.

SYDNEY, Tuesday. An obelisk commemorating the landing of the first American troops, in Sydney in March, 1942, was unveiled at Glebe Island Dock today by the Premier (Mr. McKell). The American Armed Forces were represented by Colonel Roy L. Schuyler, Base Commander of U.S. Troops In Australia, and the U.S. Consul, Mr. Charles Derry represented the  American people. Mr. McKell said that Australia's alliance with America, forged in the darkest hours of war, had emerged as a strong and lasting friendship. Colonel Schuyler said that without the help of the Railways Commissioner (Mr. Hartigan) and Mr. Faulkse, of the Maritime Services Board, it would have been impossible to have moved the huge forces in Australia during the war. They had helped to move 1,000,000 men and 500,000 tons of equipment. When the war ended they had also aided in shifting the huge war machine left in Australia.
Canberra Times (ACT ), 27 November 1946.

Location

Address:Sommerville Road, Monument Lookout, Rozelle, 2039
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.867237
Long: 151.183311
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:28-March-1942
Actual Event End Date:28-March-1942
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th November, 1946
Front Inscription

Plaque 1:
Commemorating
     The
FIRST LANDING 
     Of
THE U.S. ARMED FORCES
At The
Port of Sydney
On 28th March 1942.

During The Second World War 1000000 Personnel
And 5000000 Tons Of Material Followed And
Were Transported By The NSW Department of Railways.

Roy L. Schuyler,
Colonel Infantry
U.S. Army Commanding.

George H. Faulks ESQ.
President Maritime
Services Board
New South Wales.

T. J. Hartigan ESQ.
Commissioner
Department of Railways
New South Wales.


Plaque 2:
Unveiled On 28th November 1946
                   By
THE HON. W.J. McKELL K. C. M.L.A.
Premier Of New South Wales.

 

 

 

Source: MA,NRWM
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