William Simon Memorial


A concrete obelisk, surrounded by wrought iron railing dedicated to William Simon. The inscription is carved on the eastern face of monument. It was erected by the residents of Dondingalong in 1915, following his death while serving in the First World War. According to records at the National Archives of Australia, William was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal and the 1914-15 Star Medal. More information about the medals listed here can be found at the British National Archives.

The memorial is located within the grounds of the Dondingalong Uniting Church.


For God and Country
Erected to the Memory of William Simon who died on February 19,1915 while serving with the Australian Expeditionary Forces in Egypt.
Aged 26 years

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
William Simon World War 1 DOD 983 AIF 3rd Btn Egypt view
296 Dondingalong Road
Dondingalong Uniting Church
Dondingalong NSW 2440
Local Government Area
  • Kempsey Shire
Memorial type
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
Richard and Roslyn Haigh
Established date
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
03 November 1915
  • First World War, 1914–18

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