Moss Vale First and Second World War Memorials


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.


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.


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 Jas C Shierlaw First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of wounds 5 July 1917 Belgium 7080 AIF 13th Bn view
Pte Jno S Gardiner First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A July 22 1916 3989 AIF 2nd 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
Pte John Mackey First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A France 7 May 1917 2780 AIF 9th Bn view
Pte John Bateman First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Gallipoli 2 June 1915 391 13th Bn view
Gnr Jos Garbutt First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of Wounds Ypres Oct 1 1917 1879 AIF 10th FAB view
L C Armstrong Second World War, 1939 - 1945 KIA view
Pte L J Darcy Fowler First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Gallipoli 24 August 1915 1948 AIF 13th Bn view
Pte Leslie Waters First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A. France 15 April 1918 2993 AIF 18th Bn view
Pte Louis C Hayes First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of wounds 15/10/17 3466 AIF 1st Pnrs view

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Moss Vale Services Club
Cnr Yarrawa Street and Argyle Road
Moss Vale NSW 2577
Local Government Area
  • Wingecarribee Shire
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Arch
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
Ms. Jane Williamson and Peter Levarre-Waters. Additional information by Charles Davis.
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  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45