/Mosman home built as a place of recovery for WWI diggers sells

Mosman home built as a place of recovery for WWI diggers sells

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No. 69 Bay St, Mosman, has sold for around its $7 million-$7.5 million guide.

A local buyer has bought a stunning Mosman home that was once a place of recovery for World War I diggers.

While the price is confidential, Simeon Manners’ Richard Simeon said the property sold around the $7 million-$7.5 million guide.

“The vendors are delighted with getting such a strong result,” he said.

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Mr Simeon said the interest in 69 Bay St was huge, with 81 inspections and five contracts issued during the campaign.

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The plaque at 69 Bay St, Mosman. Picture: David Hadley

“The combination of it being a brand new home and the water views are what majority of prestige buyers are looking for,” he said.

The house is believed to have been built for returned diggers as a place for rest and recreation upon their return to Australia following the World War I.

A plaque unveiled by Oswald J Phillips, a solicitor for the NSW Attorney-General’s Department on March 6, 1926, dedicated the property to Sapper Arthur Keene Millson.

Mr Millson was a combat engineer and part of the 1st Australian Division Signals Company for the Australian Imperial Forces.

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The renovated home has a Hamptons flare.

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There views of Middle Harbour from the home.

Sapper Milson died on September 24, 1917, while fighting during the Battle of Ypres. He is buried at Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium.

The Australia War Memorial records show he enlisted in February 1916 at the age of 39 and his service number was 14934.

He and his wife Veronica lived at 3 Paul St, Milsons Point, which is now an office tower and backs on to the site that is now North Sydney Olympic Pool.