Adelong War Memorial

Description

White marble plinth, surmounted with a white marble soldier. The names of First World War soldiers are engraved into the marble and highlighted in black. There are also later additional grey/black granite plaques inscribed with names from the First and Second World Wars and Vietnam positioned around the base. This statue is in a park setting, on the hill overlooking Adelong township.

Inscription

Pillar - side

Erected by the residents of Adelong and district in grateful remembrance of their brave men who went to fight for God, King and Country in The Great War

F. Rusconi of Gundagai, Stonemason

Pillar - side

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Pillar - side

''Lest We Forget"

Pillar - base

Adelong Remembers assisted by: Federal Government Grant Tumut Shire Council Adelong Sub-Branch RSL.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pte F Rooke World War 1 KIA 02.01.1917 3976 4th Btn 12th Reinforcement Villers-Bretonneux, France view
Pte J Stanton World War 1 KIA 14.04.1918 6383 4th Btn, 20th Reinforcement Villers-Bretonneux, France view
Lieut W Tonkin World War 1 KIA 04.05.1917 4th Btn,14th Reinforcement Villers-Bretonneux, France view
Cprl J Melrose World War 1 DOW 24.04.1918 2460 54th Btn, 5th Reinforcement Rouen, France view
Pte P Elwin World War 1 KIA 29.09.1917 1658 56th Btn, 2nd Reinforcement Ypres, Belgium view
Pte D (Douglas) Curran World War 1 DOW 20.04.1918 2809 6th Light Horse Palestine view
Trooper R Winslett World War 1 KIA 19.04.1917 1672 6th Light Horse Palestine view
Pte J (John Elvidge) Dunn World War 1 KIA 04.10.1917 6747 7th Btn Ypres, Belgium view
Sgt J (Jas Martin) Curran World War 1 82 Mining Corps 1 view
Address
Memorial Park
Cnr Lynch and Neill Streets
Adelong NSW 2729
Local Government Area
  • Snowy Valleys Council
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Peter Levarre-Waters
Established date
1922
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1922-10-01
Dedication date
01 October 1922
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75

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