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Berridale War Memorial commemorates those who have served, died or were killed in various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The monument was originally constructed in memory of those from the district who lost their lives in World War One. The names of those who served in World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date. Plaques have been added to the memorial to commemorate other conflicts in which Australia has been involved.
This is one of the few war memorials with a crucifixion statue and this particular crucifixion is unique in that the feet of Jesus Christ are placed side by side rather that the usual position of crossed.
On Wednesday last at Berridale in the presence of 400 people, a wayside crucifix was unveiled by Dr. Rodda, President of the local Returned Soldiers' League in memory of the Berridale fallen soldiers. A large number of returned soldiers were present in uniform representing the district. Amongst those present were Rev. K. L. McKeown, Rev. S. J. West (former Rector of Berridale), Very Rev. Dean Norris, Chaplain Gordon Hirst, Rev. H. S. Brown, Rev. Morton and many other prominent citizens of Berridale and surrounding districts. Councillor Deegan, of the Monaro Shire acted as chairman. Seated on the large platform erected were the near relatives of the fallen soldiers. ln unveiling the memorial Dr. Rodda spoke in eloquent terms of the noble sacrifice made by the fallen soldiers in whose memory the memorial had been erected. He also remarked on its unique design which he said was probably the only one its kind in New South Wales. His remarks were supplemented by the clergy and others present. The monument is of marble with a stone base on which the names of the fallen are suitably inscribed. The height of the structure is 14 feet. It stands at the junction of the Kosciusko and Dalgety Roads.
Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer (NSW),
17 November 1922.
|Address:||Jindabyne Road & Myack Street, Berridale Memorial Park, Berridale, 2628|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.3655|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 15th November, 1922|
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ROLL OF HONOR
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
OF BERRIDALE DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE EMPIRE
IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918.
IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
WORLD WAR II
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1899 - 1902
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R. I. P.