South West Rocks RSL Club First World War Honour Roll

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This wooden memorial board is approximately 2 meters tall and lists 27 veterans from the area who volunteered for the First World War. Four of the veterans who died in active service are listed with an star following their names, a further three have their service records also marked as died while in the service. Five are unable to be identified with confidence on the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) database or on the National Archives of Australia. 

Five of the veterans listed have running service numbers: B Cooper, 2538; Leonard Crossingham, 2539; William Crossingham, 2540; Wellington Cooper, 2541; and George Crossingham, 2542. All five joined the A.I.F. on the same day, 22 September 1916. All lived in the local area and were allocated to the 33rd Battalion.

The memorial can be found in the South West Rocks RSL Club.


And In
Honour Of Those Volunteered. 1914–19


At Rest. *

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit at embarkation Campaign Read more
K Baldwin World War 1 Royal Navy view
Private C W Beach World War 1 56422 AIF 35th Battalion France view
Gunner R B Casement World War 1 6961 AIF 20th Battalion France view
Private J Coleman World War 1 2769 AIF 34th Battlion France view
Private G Coleman World War 1 33rd Battalion view
Private W Cooper World War 1 KIA 12.10.1918 2541 AIF 33rd Battalion Belgium view
Private G Cooper World War 1 2538 AIF 33rd Battalion France view
Private L S Crossingham World War 1 2539 AIF 33rd Battalion France view
Private W A Crossingham World War 1 DOS 22.02.1917 2540 AIF 33rd Battalion England view
Private C Crossingham World War 1 DOW 05.04.1918 2542 AIF 33rd Battalion France view

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41 McIntyre Street
South West Rocks NSW 2431
Local Government Area
  • Kempsey Shire
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
  • First World War, 1914–18