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
Cpl Alex M Martin First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A May 17 1917 4540 AIF 54th Bn view
Pte Throsby W Yabsley Yabsley First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Fleurbaix July 19 1916 4355 AIF 54th Bn view
Sgt Geo H Hatter First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Fleurbaix July 19 1916 3559 AIF 54th Bn view
Cpl David Wilson First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 20 July 1916 Fromelles 2802 AIF 55th Bn view
Pte Henry J Kellond First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Doignies April 2 1917 2022 AIF 55th Bn view
Pte William M Moore First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 2 April 1917 Bullecourt 1945 AIF 55th Bn view
Cpl Fred E Rush First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 2 August 1916 4890 AIF 56th Bn view
Pte Wallis M Quigg First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 2 Feb 1917 Flers 2719 AIF 57th Bn view
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

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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