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

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
Pte Bert Vandenbergh First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 22 July 1916 Pozieres France 4572 AIF 3rd Bn view
Pte William J Waters First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of wounds September 19 1918 7795 AIF 3rd Bn view
Pte Thos G Schuhmann First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 8 July 1916 Armentieres (France) 440 AIF 45th Bn view
Pte George Ditton First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Jan 27 1917 2638 AIF 45th Bn view
Pte Harry J Watts First World War, 1914 - 1918 Died of Disease England 25 March 1917 3216 AIF 47th Bn view
Lieut E P Everard McCleery First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A France Aug 17 1918 AIF 4TH AFC view
Pte Walter J T Rowe Rowe First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 8 June 1917 Messines 2494 AIF 52th Bn view
Sgt Arthur R Pavey First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A 1 Sep 1918 Peronne 5432 AIF 53rd Bn view
Pte George W Earl First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Nov 5 1916 5359 AIF 53rd Bn view
Pte Clifford Tickner First World War, 1914 - 1918 K.I.A Polygon Wood Sep 26 1917 5469 AIF 53rd Bn 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