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
D C Fleming 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
Tpr F R Galbraith First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A March 28 1918 1058 AIF 6th LH view
Gnr Jos Garbutt First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of Wounds Ypres Oct 1 1917 1879 AIF 10th FAB view
Pte Jno S Gardiner First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A July 22 1916 3989 AIF 2nd Bn view
Pte Stanley C Gardner First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of Disease Liverpool NSW Field Hospital 23 November 1916 41590 AIF 13th Bn view
E Gibbs Second World War, 1939 - 1945 KIA view
G Gifford Second World War 1939 - 1945 KIA view
R C Glenn Second World War, 1939 - 1945 Acc Kd view
P J R Hancock Second World War, 1939 - 1945 DOW 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