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Barraba First World War 33rd Battalion Soldiers Memorial

Barraba First World War 33rd Battalion Soldiers Memorial
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Barraba First World War 33rd Battalion Soldiers Memorial
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Barraba First World War 33rd Battalion Soldiers Memorial, close up of names
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Description / Background

The memorial is a metal panel surrounded by a metal frame, supported by two metal posts. It is located in a garden bed at the corner of Queen and Maude Streets in the Barraba central business district. It lists those Barraba and district soldiers who served in the 33rd Battalion in the First World War. Accompanying the names are the service details and photographs of six soldiers. 

Barraba historian Robert Sweeney O.A.M. provided the following information:

Councillor Warren Woodley O.A.M. and the Barraba military history group provided funds for the erection of this memorial plaque. The plaque was unveiled on 10 November 2012 by Mr Woodley and Mr Andy Crowley whose father and uncle served in the 33rd Battalion; Arthur Crowley and Clive Crowley DCM (killed in action).

The 33rd Battalion was formed in January 1916 at the Armidale Showground in NSW. Most of the recruits came from the New England Region and were referred to as 'New England's Own'. The first and only commanding officer was Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Morshead. The battalion served in France and Belgium in 1916 to 1918. In 1918, they took part in the final offensive at the Battle of Amiens on 8 August which led to Germany's defeat. They disbanded in May 1919 (Source: Australian War Memorial '33rd Australian Infantry Battalion').

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Barraba men of the 33rd Battalion - 1914/18
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Corporal William Booth First World War, 1914–18 365 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Private William Brackin First World War, 1914–18 366 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Sergeant Athol Bushell First World War, 1914–18 12 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Corporal Royston Capel First World War, 1914–18 379 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Somme 1916 - 1917 view
Harry Cheesebrough First World War, 1914–18 view
Lieutenant Laurence Clifton First World War, 1914–18 396 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Sergeant Albert Cobcroft First World War, 1914–18 1092 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Somme 1916 - 1917 view
Private William Constable First World War, 1914–18 392 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Somme 1916 - 1917 view
Private Michael Conway First World War, 1914–18 47 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view
Lance Corporal Arthur Crowley First World War, 1914–18 390 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) view

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Address
Cnr Queen and Maude Streets
Barraba NSW 2347
Local Government Area
Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
Roadside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
2012
Dedication date
10 November 2012
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18