Moss Vale First and Second World War Memorials

Description

A rough-hewn trachyte obelisk, with honour rolls and dedication plaques for the First and Second World Wars attached. The memorial is located outside the front of the Moss Vale Services Club and is surrounded by a concrete footpath and grass. The grassed area is bordered by a low sandstone brick wall. The obelisk was dedicated on 8 January 1922. 

At the side of the area is a second memorial in the form a black-iron arch with a dedication and a clock.

Notes on veterans' names:

  • No records can be found for deceased veterans from this area with the following names: B Duke Young, D C Fleming, R C Lancaster, T A Hutchins, John Bateman. Their status codes have been left as killed in action (KIA), as that is what is suggested by the memorial.
  • All other status codes have been taken from information provided by the Australian War Memorial Roll Of Honour, the World War 2 Nominal Roll, and records in the National Archives of Australia.
  • On the memorial, E F Perry-Circuitt is given as E E Circuitt, H E Mallard is given as H T Mallard, Wm Stephens is given as Wm Stevens, and Bert Vandenbergh is given as Bert Vanderbergh.
  • The Australian War Memorial records give Wm J Waters' unit as 2nd Bn Australian Infantry.
Inscription

Obelisk

O valiant hearts who to your glory came
through dust of conflict and through battle flame,
tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
your memory hallowed in the land you loved.

Arch

1914/18 1939/45
To the fallen

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Pte Arthur G Cameron First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A May 3 1917 376 18th Bn view
Cpl G S Roy Carter First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Broodseinde Belgium 4/10/17 2544 AIF 39th Bn view
Tpr Lyle J Chase First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of Disease (malaria, pneumonia) Nov 11 1918 3711 AIF 6th LH view
Pte Jas Claerly First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A. Belgium 9 Oct 1917 2882 AIF 19th Bn view
Pte George Ditton First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Jan 27 1917 2638 AIF 45th Bn view
Pte Jas A Dodd First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A. 23 July 1917 Messines 35th Bn view
Pte Edward A Dove First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died May 10 1918 (Heart Failure under anaesthetic) 3250 AIF 34th Bn view
M Dowle Second World War, 1939 - 1945 Acc Kd view
Pte George W Earl First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Nov 5 1916 5359 AIF 53rd Bn view
Pte Arthur E Eirth First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Passchendaele Oct 12 1917 1901 AIF 35th Bn view
Address
Moss Vale Services Club
Cnr Yarrawa Street and Argyle Road
Moss Vale NSW 2577
Local Government Area
  • Wingecarribee Shire
Setting
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Arch
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
Ms. Jane Williamson and Peter Levarre-Waters. Additional information by Charles Davis.
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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