J.H. and O.J. Cumberland Memorial

Description

A marble column set on a marble plinth, with the inscription on the front (eastern) face. A sculpture of a Bible lies on top of the column, which is also draped with a shawl. The shawl partly obscures a relief sculpture of a laurel wreath on the front above the inscription, and hangs down over a relief sculpture of rifle on the right hand side.

This monument memorialises two soldiers, one on the eastern side and the other on the southern side. There are also memorial inscriptions on the plinth.

Inscription

Eastern side

ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF OUR BRAVE HERO BROTHER PRTE J.H. CUMBERLAND No. 837 2ND BATTALION H. COY 1ST INFRANTRY BRIGADE WHO DIED 7TH MAY 1915 FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION AT THE LANDING AT GALLIPOLI 25TH APRIL 1915 AGED 21 YEARS.

Southern side

ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF OUR DEAR HERO BROTHER PRTE O.J. CUMBERLAND No. 1087 2ND BATT H. COY, 1ST INFTY BRIGADE. KILLED IN ACTION AT LONE PINE 8TH AUG 1915 AGED 26 YEARS.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pte J.H. Cumberland World War 1 KIA 837 2nd Batt 1st infantry Gallipoli view
Pte O.J. Cumberland World War 1 KIA 1087 2nd Batt 1st infantry Gallipooli view
Address
79 Hill Street,
St Luke's Anglican Church,
Scone NSW 2337
Local Government Area
  • Upper Hunter Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Column/pillar
Recorded by
Margaret Ashford-MacDougall
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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