Crooble War Memorial Honour Roll

Crooble War Memorial Honour RollExterior of Crooble War Memorial Hall

The memorial is a simple timber honour roll. It features a classical pediment at the top, which is bordered by a matching timber frame. The centre of the board is recessed, highlighting the list of names. The names are printed in gold in two sections, the top for the First and Second World Wars and the bottom for the Vietnam War. 

Of the 38 names listed, only two Second World War veterans are marked with a 'K' for killed. Corporal Charles Conroy Cruickshank died of illness in Thailand on 19 July 1943 and Private Allan Douglas McDonald died of wounds in New Guinea on 8 February 1943. 

The roll was updated using funds from an Anzac Centenary Grant, awarded to the Crooble Memorial Hall Committee for an Anzac Day event in 2015. Funds were also used to create a newer version of this roll, which is listed separately on the NSW War Memorials Register as the Crooble War Memorial Anzac Centenary 2015 Honour Roll. The 2015 version includes several additional names. Both are located inside Crooble War Memorial Hall and access to view them is restricted to the hall's opening hours. Outside the front entrance is the Crooble War Memorial Hall Memorial Garden, which was also funded by the grant. 


Though the march of time changes many things
But memory for ever like the ivy clings .......
Erected in Honour of Local Residents who enlisted
for service during 1914–18 and 1939–45 Wars.
1967 S. Vietnam
1970 S. Vietnam

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
J Burgess Second World War, 1939–45 view
Gunner A Burling Second World War, 1939–45 N435113 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 1st Australian Artillery Training Regiment view
Private C E Campbell Second World War, 1939–45 N105645 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) Australian SIB Maritime GP (AIF) view
Private G R Cantrill Vietnam War, 1962–75 2784850 Australian Army 2nd Battalion - Royal Australian Regiment view
Private F M Coleman Second World War, 1939–45 NX127606 (N2659) Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) Northern Australia Observer Unit view
Private M B Conway Second World War, 1939–45 N273447 Australian Women's Army Service 113th Australian General Hospital view
Private P B Conway Second World War, 1939–45 N273446, NX76508 Australian Women's Army Service 113th Concord Military Hospital view
Private A J Cruikshank Second World War, 1939–45 NX40361 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 3rd Infantry Training Battalion view
Corporal C C Cruikshank Second World War, 1939–45 Died of disease (DOD) NX40796 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 2/18th Australian Infantry Battalion view
Sapper K H Gall Second World War, 1939–45 NX48816 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 2/2nd Railway Construction Company view

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Crooble War Memorial Hall
Crooble-Croppa Creek Road
Crooble NSW 2400
Local Government Area
  • Gwydir Shire
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75
  • Timber