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 Wm Stephens First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 4 Oct 1918 5661 AIF 18th Bn view
Pte Leslie Waters First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A. France 15 April 1918 2993 AIF 18th Bn view
Pte Arthur G Cameron First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A May 3 1917 376 18th Bn view
Pte Jas Claerly First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A. Belgium 9 Oct 1917 2882 AIF 19th Bn view
Corporal Harold J Ragg First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 3396 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 1st Battalion view
Pte Harry Waters First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of Disease Liverpool Field Hospital 2475 AIF 1st Bn view
Pte Jno W M Tomley First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Gallipoli 6-11 Aug 1915 2031 AIF 1st Btn view
Spr Jas Brennan First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of Disease (dysentry) Nov 21 1917 3745 AIF 1st FLD Cn Eng view
Lieut Walter T Morrice First World War, 1914-1918 Died from Wounds AIF 1st LH view
Tpr Digby Hay First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of Disease 11 Feb 1919 3675 AIF 1st LH view

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Address
Moss Vale Services Club
Cnr Yarrawa Street and Argyle Road
Moss Vale NSW 2577
Australia
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