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 Allan C P Richmond First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 5 April 1917 Bapaume 3012 AIF 59th Bn view
Gnr Everard D Rippon First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Harbonniers Aug 22 1918- 7435 AIF 5th FAB view
Pte Walter J T Rowe Rowe First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 8 June 1917 Messines 2494 AIF 52th Bn view
Cpl Fred E Rush First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 2 August 1916 4890 AIF 56th Bn view
Lieut Arthur L Rush First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 25 April 1918 AIF 5th MC BTY view
Pte Thos G Schuhmann First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 8 July 1916 Armentieres (France) 440 AIF 45th Bn view
Tpr Peter P Seery First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Nov 7 1917 2479 AIF 1st LH view
Pte Jas C Shierlaw First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of wounds 5 July 1917 Belgium 7080 AIF 13th Bn view
Pte Harry E Smith First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of wounds at sea 29 April 559 AIF 13th Bn view
TPR Chas W Smith First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of disease as Turkish POW Aug/Sep 1918 3027 AIF 6th LH 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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