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Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White
 Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White
Address: Napier Street, Town Hall
City/Town: St Arnaud
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White who was killed in the Canberra Air disaster of 1940. 



Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White KCB, KCMG, KCVO, DSO (23 September 1876 – 13 August 1940) was a senior officer in the Australian Army, who served as Chief of the General Staff from 1920 to 1923 and again from March to August 1940, when he was killed in the Canberra air disaster



In 1940, as Australia mobilised the 2nd Australian Imperial Force to take part in the Second World War, White was recalled to service at the age of 63, promoted to General, and re-appointed Chief of the General Staff. White would probably have become Australia's overall military commander in that war instead of Thomas Blamey had he not been aboard the Royal Australian Air Force plane which crashed in the Canberra air disaster on 13 August 1940, killing all aboard.



"Weary" Dunlop
"Weary" Dunlop
Address: Bridge Street, Botanical Gardens
City/Town: Benalla
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Sculpture commemorates soldier-surgeon and war hero Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop.



Soldier-surgeon and war hero Sir Edward `Weary` Dunlop was born in Benalla in 1907 and later attended Benalla High School. From March 1942 to the end of the Second World War he was a prisoner-of-war (POW) under Japanese command in Singapore and, from January 1943, in Thailand where he worked on the infamous Burma-Thailand railway.



Unintimidated by the Japanese he became a legend with the Australian prisoners for his modesty and his remarkable efforts in scrounging food for the sick, building makeshift hospitals and operating with hand-made instruments. It is known that, of the 5600 patients he had handled by October 1943, only 56 had died under conditions of extreme deprivation and brutality. Yet he managed to bare no hatred towards the Japanese and became deeply devoted to the peoples of Asia.



After the war he acted as a medical adviser in India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and South Vietnam. Named Australian of the Year in 1977 and a Knight of St John in 1982 he published his best-selling war diaries in 1986. Dunlop died in 1993



2nd Lieutenant Kerry. P. Linkin
2nd Lieutenant Kerry. P. Linkin
Address: Davis Street, St Clare's High School
City/Town: Taree
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial dedicated to 2nd Lieutenant  Kerry.P. Rinkin who was killed in action in South Vietnam in 1967.


A. C. C. Hammond
A. C. C. Hammond
Address: Queen & Adelaide Streets, St John’s Church in the Square
City/Town: Fremantle
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A brass plaque commemorates A. C. C. Hammond who was killed in action at Waterval River in 1902 during the South African (Boer) War.



Recently a movement was set afoot at Fremantle among a number of the school-fellows of the late Arthur Hammond to erect a tablet to the memory of the deceased trooper, who, it will be remembered, died on February 6 last from the effect of wounds received at Watervall, on February 1. Trooper Hammond had served 13 months with the Fifth Western Australian Contingent. As he had been closely associated with St. John's Church, Fremantle, prior to leaving for South Africa, it was thought fitting that the tablet should be placed in that church. The unveiling ceremony took place on Sunday morning. There was a good muster of the military forces of the district, including Major Hope (Fremantle Artillery) in charge, Captain Humble (Fremantle Infantry), Captain Holmes (Mounted Infantry), and about one hundred and ten men. The opposite side of the church to that allotted to the military was occupied by the deceased's school-fellows and members of the staff of the Customs, where Trooper Hammond had been employed. An address, appropriate to the occasion, was delivered by the Ven. Archdeacon Watkins. Then the officer commanding the district, Major J. W. Hope, removed the Union Jack with which the tablet was veiled, and at the same time a trumpeter sounded "The Last Post."

Western Mail (Perth), 29th March 1902.



 



A. Steele
A. Steele
Address: Shire hall gardens
City/Town: Maldon
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Pine trees commemorates A.Steele after whom "Steeles Post" was named at Gallipoli in World War One


Able Seaman Balleine
Able Seaman Balleine
Address: 15 Balhannah Road, Hahndorf Town Band
City/Town: Hahndorf
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Able Seaman Balleine, who was the Hahndorf band`s side drummer for several years from 1933. He died in November 1941 while serving on the HMAS Parramatta which was struck by a torpedo in the Mediterranean Sea during World War Two.



Able Seaman C. Norman
Able Seaman C. Norman
Address: 79 High Street
City/Town: Oatlands
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A monument commemorates Able Seaman C. Norman who was killed in combat in November 1941 during World War Two. The plaque unveiled in 1950 was originally attached to a tree planted in memory of the fallen serviceman.



Able Seaman Charles Norman was a crew member of the HMAS Sydney which was lost following a battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran in the Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast on the 19th November 1941. Charles Norman was the son of Mr.F.C. Norman of Oatlands who had three other sons in the Royal Australian Navy. Another son, Leading Seaman Fred Norman also perished on HMAS Sydney.



The loss of the Sydney with its full war complement of 645 remains Australia’s worst naval disaster.

Memorial tablets ordered by the Oatlands Council, in memory of 10 servicemen who enlisted from the district and died on active service during the Second World War, have been completed and will be attached to guards surrounding trees planted at Oatlands several years ago. The tablets are inscribed with the servicemen's rank, name, and date of death, and have been made in honour of the following: Capt. W. P. Taylor, Sgt. V. Green, Sgt. R. T. Gregg, Sgt. T. M. Harriss, Cpl. B. Goss, Pte. F. J. Harrison, Pte, J. H. Bailey, and A.B.'s F. Norman; C. Norman, and W. Stevenson.

The Mercury (Hobart,), 17th January 1950.






 

Able Seaman Harrihy
Able Seaman Harrihy
Address: Frederick Street, Toowong Cemetery
City/Town: Toowong
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Grave and tombstone erected by friends and the Queensland Naval Service to Able Seaman Harrihy who accidentally drowned in 1927 during the visit of the British Special Service Squadron.


Able Seaman L. L. Righetti
Able Seaman L. L. Righetti
Address: 20 Vincent Street, Daylesford RSL
City/Town: Daylesford
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque outside Daylesford RSL commemorates Able Seaman Righetti and the crew of HMAS Perth. Able Seaman Righetti was killed in action on the 1st March 1942 in the Sunda Strait. 


In February 1942, Perth survived the Allied defeat at the Battle of the Java Sea, before being torpedoed and sunk at the Battle of Sunda Strait. Of the 681 men aboard, 353 were killed. All but four of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war. Of those captured, 106 died in captivity and the surviving 218 were repatriated after the war.


Air Marshal Sir George Jones
Air Marshal Sir George Jones
Address: High Street
City/Town: Rushworth
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque on the war memorial commemorates George Jones who was born and educated in Rushworth and rose from the rank of Private in the Australian Flying Corps to Air Marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942 


Air Marshall Sir Richard Williams Memorial Gates
Air Marshall Sir Richard Williams Memorial Gates
Address: Copper Lane, Copper Triangle Aerodrome
City/Town: Jericho
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial gates commemorate Air Marshall Sir Richard Williams, the founder of the Royal Australian Air Force.



Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO (3 August 1890 – 7 February 1980) is widely regarded as the "father" of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). He was the first military pilot trained in Australia, and went on to command Australian and British fighter units in World War One.



Williams played a leading role in the establishment of the RAAF and became its first Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) in 1922. He served as CAS for thirteen years over three terms, longer than any other officer.



Air Vice Marshall William A McCloughry
Air Vice Marshall William A McCloughry
Address: 193 Brougham Place, Brougham Place Uniting Church
City/Town: North Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Electric chimes in the Brougham Place Congregational Church were dedicated as a memorial to Air Vice Marshall William Mc Cloughry.  


On General Birdwood's recommendation Wilfred obtained a permanent commission in the Royal Air Force in August 1919 as squadron leader. In 1922 he attended the first R.A.F. Staff College course and graduated from the Imperial Defence College in 1931. Promoted Group Captain in July 1934, he was posted to Egypt and in July 1936, as acting air commodore, he was appointed air officer commanding Aden Command.


During the battle of Britain Wilfred commanded No.9 Fighter Group and in 1942, appointed C.B. and air vice marshal, became Air Officer Commanding, Egypt. On 4 January 1943 he died in an aircraft crash near Heliopolis and was buried in Cairo War Cemetery.


Air Vice-Marshal Frank McNamara
Air Vice-Marshal Frank McNamara
Address: High Street
City/Town: Rushworth
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque on the War Memorial commemorates Frank McNamara who was born and educated in Rushworth and was awarded the Victoria Cross in World War One whilst a member of the Australian Flying Corps.


In 1921, McNamara enlisted as a flying officer in the newly formed Royal Australian Air Force rising to the rank of Air Vice-Marshal by 1942.


 


Albert Charles Moore
Albert Charles Moore
Address: Aiken Road & Hill Road , A C Charles Moore Reserve
City/Town: West Pennant Hills
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque  and reserve commemorate Private Albert Charles Moore 2/18th Battalion who died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in 1943.


Albert Moore was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war (POW) held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of E Force. The 500 Australian and 500 British POW`s who made up E Force, left Changi on 28 March 1943, on board the S.S. DeKlerk arriving at Berhala Island (adjacent to Sandakan Harbour) on 15 April 1943. The POW`s were held there until 5 June, when they were taken by barge to Sandakan. The next day they were transferred to the 8 Mile Camp, which was about half a mile from the B Force compound. Private Moore, aged 43, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 10 April 1945


Albert Chowne V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Albert Chowne V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Hume Highway
City/Town: Marulan
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest Area commemorates Albert Chowne who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



Chowne who had  been awarded the Military Medal was posted to a new unit, the 2nd/2nd Battalion, in October 1944. The 2nd/2nd was sent to New Guinea two months later. Chowne brought a reputation for bravery and leadership to his new unit. In March 1945 he carried out a one-man patrol in daylight, at one stage entering an empty hut and rifling through the belongings of Japanese soldiers, one of whom he shot when he was discovered. Some who knew him believed that Chowne was destined to either win the Victoria Cross or be killed in action. Sadly both happened.



On 25 March 1945, Chowne, seeing the leading platoon in his company`s attack on Japanese positions run into trouble, left cover and charged the enemy. He managed to knock out two machine guns before being killed. Chowne`s actions enabled the attack to continue and, according to his citation, paved the way for the 6th Division`s advance on Wewak. Chowne was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously and was buried in the Lae War Cemetery in New Guinea.



Albert Coates
Albert Coates
Address: Sturt & Dawson Streets
City/Town: Ballarat
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Statue commemorates Albert Coates, a doctor who was a Prisoner of War of the Japanese during World War Two.



In 1941 Coates  was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel and Senior Surgeon to the second AIF in Malaya. Following the Japanese landings on the Malay Peninsula, Coates moved with the 2nd / 10th Australian General Hospital to Singapore. A few days before the city surrendered he was a part of a group ordered to Java. Their convoy was bombed; Coates was rescued and reached Sumatra. There he treated casualties and declined opportunities to leave.



He became a prisoner of the Japanese and in May 1942 was sent to Burma. Conditions were deplorable, the treatment brutal, and the death rate enormous. In 1944 he became responsible for a major prisoners’ hospital in Thailand.



After the war Coates returned to Melbourne and resumed his distinguished medical career. In 1953 he was made a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, and in 1955 received a knighthood.



Albert Jacka
Albert Jacka
Address: Alfred Square
City/Town: St Kilda
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Victoria Cross recipient, Albert Jacka who was awarded the medal during World War One


 


Albert Jacka
Albert Jacka
Address: Dandenong Road, St. Kilda Cemetery
City/Town: St Kilda East
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tombstone marks the grave of Captain Albert Jacka VC (Victoria Cross), once Mayor of St Kilda who died in 1932, and was the first Australian Victoria Cross winner in World War One.



Jacka met his destiny at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli Peninsula early in the morning of the 19th May, 1916. At 4 am the Turks attacked along the entire line and rushed Jacka`s trench. His three companions were hit but Jacka returned fire and organised a counter attack. While others distracted the enemy, he single-handedly attacked the Turks from the flank, shooting five and bayoneting two.



Receiving the first Victoria Cross awarded to the A.I.F, Jacka became an instant national hero. He was eventually promoted to the rank of Captain. In 1916 at Poziers, France, Jacka received the Military Cross for what was described by war historian C.E.W Bean as "the most dramatic and effective act of individual audacity in the history of the A.I.F". On 7 August Germans attacked his dugout killing two soldiers. Jacka counter-attacked furiously with his platoon rescuing forty Australians being rounded up as prisoners, capturing fifty Germans and retaking the line.



Albert Jacka
Albert Jacka
Address: High & Chapel Streets, Jacka Park
City/Town: Wedderburn
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Gates at the entrance to the park commemorate local resident, Captain Albert Jacka, Victoria Cross (V.C.), Military Cross (M.C.) and bar obtained during World War One


 


Albert Jacka
Albert Jacka
Address: Acland Street, RSL Club
City/Town: St Kilda
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Captain Albert Jacka VC (Victoria Cross), once Mayor of St Kilda who died in 1932, and was the first Australian Victoria Cross winner in World War One.



Jacka met his destiny at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli Peninsula early in the morning of the 19th May, 1916. At 4 am the Turks attacked along the entire line and rushed Jacka`s trench. His three companions were hit but Jacka returned fire and organised a counter attack. While others distracted the enemy, he single-handedly attacked the Turks from the flank, shooting five and bayoneting two.



Receiving the first Victoria Cross awarded to the A.I.F, Jacka became an instant national hero. He was eventually promoted to the rank of Captain. In 1916 at Poziers, France, Jacka received the Military Cross for what was described by war historian C.E.W Bean as "the most dramatic and effective act of individual audacity in the history of the A.I.F". On 7 August Germans attacked his dugout killing two soldiers. Jacka counter-attacked furiously with his platoon rescuing forty Australians being rounded up as prisoners, capturing fifty Germans and retaking the line.



Albert Lowerson Memorial Swimming Pool
Albert Lowerson Memorial Swimming Pool
City/Town: Myrtleford
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Swimming Pool commemorates Albert Lowerson who won the Victoria Cross in World War One


Albert Lowerson V.C.
Albert Lowerson V.C.
Address: Clyde Street & Ovens Highway, A. D. Lowerson VC Memorial Square
City/Town: Myrtleford
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Albert Lowerson who won the Victoria Cross in World War One during the capture of Mont St Quentin.



He was cited for his leadership and courage during the battle. Although wounded in the thigh he refused to withdraw until the prisoners had been sent to the rear and the posts of his men had been organised and consolidated. He then refused to leave the battalion for two days until evacuated because of his wound.



He resumed duty on 17 September in time to participate in the last Australian infantry action of the war, at Montbrehain on 5 October where he was wounded for the fourth time. He received the Victoria Cross from King George V at Buckingham Palace on 1 March 1919; a month later he embarked for Australia and was discharged on 8 July. Local returned servicemen make an annual pilgrimage to his grave



Alec Campbell
Alec Campbell
Address: Queens Domain
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A tree commemorates the last Australian Gallipoli World War One veteran.



For his services on the Gallipoli Peninsula 87 years ago, Private Alec Campbell, 15th Battalion of Infantry, was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.



In 1967 he claimed his ANZAC Commemorative Medallion, and in 1990 he returned once again to Gallipoli as part of a trip organised for veterans to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the campaign, and was presented with the unofficial Gallipoli Star, which he proudly wore. In 1999 he received the 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal and in 2002 the Centenary Medal.



He was featured on a set of stamps, The Last ANZACs, along with Walter Parker and Roy Longmore, which Australia Post issued to mark Australia Day 2000. On Friday, 24th May, 2002, the day of the funeral, Australian flags everywhere - all around the world - flew again at half-mast and throughout the nation a minute`s silence was observed in honour of Alec Campbell and of all the soldiers who served at Gallipoli



Alec Campbell Plaque
Alec Campbell Plaque
Address: 125 Macquarie Street, St Davids Cathedral
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Alec Campbell, the last Australian Gallipoli World War One veteran.



For his services on the Gallipoli Peninsula 87 years ago, Private Alec Campbell, 15th Battalion of Infantry, was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.



In 1967 he claimed his ANZAC Commemorative Medallion, and in 1990 he returned once again to Gallipoli as part of a trip organised for veterans to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the campaign, and was presented with the unofficial Gallipoli Star, which he proudly wore. In 1999 he received the 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal and in 2002 the Centenary Medal.



He was featured on a set of stamps, The Last ANZACs, along with Walter Parker and Roy Longmore, which Australia Post issued to mark Australia Day 2000. On Friday, 24th May, 2002, the day of the funeral, Australian flags everywhere - all around the world - flew again at half-mast and throughout the nation a minute`s silence was observed in honour of Alec Campbell and of all the soldiers who served at Gallipoli.



Alex Surplice
Alex Surplice
Address: 17 Langmore Lane, RSL Hall
City/Town: Berwick
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Boer War veteran, Alex Surplice, granted an honourary life membership of the Returned Services League.



Alexander & Norman Bethune
Alexander & Norman Bethune
Address: Bridge Hotel Road, St John the Baptist Church
City/Town: Ouse
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates brothers Alexander and Norman who lost their lives in World War One.



Alexander Douglas Campbell
Alexander Douglas Campbell
Address: Gibraltar Street, St Philip`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Bungendore
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Plaque erected in memory of Alexander Campbell who fell in the Boer War. 


Alexander Draper
Alexander Draper
Address: Blake & Weir Streets
City/Town: Nathalia
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Alexander Draper who died in the South African (Boer) War


Alexander Russell Rackstraw
Alexander Russell Rackstraw
Address: Turnbull & Townsend Streets, Port Welshpool & District Maritime Museum
City/Town: Port Welshpool
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a soldier who died in World War One



Alfred Johnston
Alfred Johnston
Address: Lydiard Street South , Ballarat School of Mines (University)
City/Town: Ballarat
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Lieutenant Alfred Johnston was killed in 1901 at Rhenosterkop, Middleburg district, Transvaal.



When the news reached Ballarat the students wrote `Alfred Gresham Johnston has passed away, and his passing has left many a sorrowing heart amongst his troop of friends everywhere. Outside of his home circle, none will miss him more than his old friends. The School of Mines decided to erect a tablet in his memory



Alfred Shout V.C.
Alfred Shout V.C.
Address: Oxford Street, Victoria Barracks Museum
City/Town: Paddington
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Alfred Shout , who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) for his actions at Lone Pine Gallipoli,  and who died of his wounds.



The Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) attacked at Lone Pine on 6 August 1915 and three days of bitter, savage fighting ensued. During the morning of 9 August,  Alfred Shout charged down enemy-held trenches and, using bombs, killed eight Turks and routed others. Under heavy fire Shout and Captain Sasse pushed the Turks back and then found a position for the last barricade.



The enthusiastic Shout, who was laughing and cheering the men on, lit three bombs at once as a prelude to the final dash. The third burst in his hand, blowing it away and shattering one side of his face and body. Despite shocking injuries, he remained cheerful during his evacuation to the rear. He died on a hospital ship two days later and was buried at sea. His Victoria Cross was gazetted on 15 October 1915.



Allan Cooper Memorial
Allan Cooper Memorial
Address: Kingston Avenue, Carnegie Reserve
City/Town: Royal Park
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Allan Cooper Memorial


Andrew Strawhorn
Andrew Strawhorn
Address: Mitchell Street, Colbinabbin Memorial Centre
City/Town: Colbinabbin
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Lance-Corporal Andrew Strawhorn who was killed in action in France in 1917 during World War One.



This plaque was one of three or four plaques that were placed on memorial trees planted at Burramboot East State School No. 1610 in approximately 1923.  At the unveiling of a school site cairn in November 2001, the plaque was returned by the Strawhorn family with a wish that it be placed somewhere in the Colbinabbin district.



It was unearthed in a paddock south east of the school site in 1974 by Mr. Alan Curnick.   



Archibald Fairgrieve
Archibald Fairgrieve
Address: Davey Street, Anglesea Barracks Memorial Garden
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tombstone erected by fellow officers commemorates Archibald Fairgrieve a soldier of the 21st Fusiliers.

 



Van Dieman's Land - We deeply regret to announce the death yesterday of Quartermaster Archibald Fairgrieve, of the 21st R.S. F. The former old and deserving soldier entered the service in 1800, and in 1828 was promoted, in consequence of his highly meritorious conduct, to the rank he held at his death. Never was there a more zealous and faithful soldier-his unassuming character made him universally esteemed and respected and his loss is sincerely lamented by all ranks of his regiments, in which he served during the period of thirty-eight years.

The Colonist (Sydney), 8th December 1838


 



Arnold Forrester
Arnold Forrester
City/Town: Townsville
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Dedicated to Arnold Forrester who was a member of the 39th Battalion who endured an arduous nine day trek over the Kokoda Track during World War Two.


Arnold H Bennett Memorial Gates
Arnold H Bennett Memorial Gates
Address: Rankin Street, Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall
City/Town: Woodstock
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Arnold H Bennett Memorial Gates


Arthur Gurney V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Arthur Gurney V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Federal Highway
City/Town: Lake George North
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates Arthur Gurney who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



Private Arthur Stanley Gurney, 2nd/48th Battalion, was awarded his Victoria Cross near Tel El Eisa, on 22nd July 1942. Born in Western Australia, Gurney was posted to the 2nd/48th Battalion which was part of the Tobruk Garrison. He won his Victoria Cross during an attack at Tel El Eisa. His Company was held up by intense machinegun fire from positions 100 meters ahead, all officers either wounded or killed. Gurney, without hesitation, charged the nearest machine-gun, bayonetting three crewmen, and silencing the post.



He continued on to the second, bayonetting a further two Germans, taking the third prisoner. He was the victim of a grenade attack, but raised himself up, and charged a third position. Gurney disappeared from view, and his body was later found in one of the pits. He is buried in the El Alamein Cemetery.



Arthur Hall V.C. Way
Arthur Hall V.C. Way
Address: Mitchell Highway & Coolabah - Brewarrina Road
City/Town: Coolabah
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Corporal Arthur Hall who won a Victoria Cross (V.C.) at Peronne in France in September 1918 during World War One.



Arthur Percy Sullivan
Arthur Percy Sullivan
Address: Bowman Street
City/Town: Crystal Brook
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial to Arthur Percy Sullivan VC (Victoria Cross). The memorial was unveiled in 1996, the centenary of his birth. 



Sullivan was awarded his Victoria Cross in a campaign against the Russians after World War One. No Australian units were engaged in the operations in Northern Russia but a number of men of the AIF who were in England in 1919, awaiting repatriation to Australian, joined a volunteer force raised to relieve British and Allied troops already in Russia.



The new force was designated the British North Russian Relief Force. In order to join this body the Australians had first to obtain their discharges from the AIF, and this was done in the UK. They were then enlisted in the British Army, and were alloted to the 45th Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers and the 201st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Two companies within the 45th Battalion were composed of Australians.



Sullivan was 22 years old, and a Corporal in the 45th Battalion during the North Russia Relief Force when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. On 10 August 1919, at Sheika River, North Russia, the platoon to which Corporal Sullivan belonged, after fighting a rearguard covering action, had to cross the river by means of a narrow plank, and during the passage an officer and three men fell into a deep swamp. Without hesitation, Corporal Sullivan, under intense fire, jumped into the river and rescued all four, bringing them out singly. But for this gallant action, the men would undoubtedly have drowned, as all ranks were exhausted and the enemy was less than 100 yards away.



Arthur Stanley Gurney V.C.
Arthur Stanley Gurney V.C.
Address: Austin Street
City/Town: Cue
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A park commemorates Arthur Gurney who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two, and those who served in World War Two.



Arthur Gurney was born on the 15 December 1908 at Day Dawn. Before the World War Two he was a professional cyclist and worked at the Perth Electricity and Gas Company. He joined 2/48th battalion in Tobruk and was part of an attack at Tel el Eisa that was pinned down by enemy fire which killed every officer in the company. Private Gurney charged the nearest enemy machine gun outpost and bayoneted three men.



He then continued to a second outpost, bayoneted two men and sent out a third man as prisoner. At this stage , grenades were thrown at Gurney which knocked him to the ground. He picked up his rifle and charged the third outpost with his bayonet . He disappeared and his body was later found in an enemy outpost. For this heroic action he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Arthur Gurney is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.



Athelstan Shoobridge
Athelstan Shoobridge
Address: Bathurst Street, St Matthew`s Anglican Church
City/Town: New Norfolk
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A stained glass window commemorates Athelstan William Shoobridge who was killed in action in France during World War One.



Memorial services for the fallen were held at New Norfolk, both morning and evening, on Sunday. At the evening service the Bishop of Tasmania unveiled a memorial window to Private Athelston William Shoobridge, and referred to the active part he had taken in civil life, the help he had given in church work, and to the high esteem in which he was held. The Warden (Hon. Ellis Dean, M.L.C.) and councillors attended in a body, as also did the Masonic Lodge. There was not an empty pew in the church. The window, which was made in Melbourne, is a very beautiful piece of work. The work represents St. George in full armour, with spear in hand, and shield on arm, with the dragon at his feet; Masonic emblems above, and the regimental colours below, with the words "Australian Military Forces" and "To the glory of God and in memory of Athelstan William Shoobridge, killed on active service in France. 1st May, 1918. aged 34 years. He laid down his life for his country."

The Mercury (Hobart), 31st December 1918.



Barry Munday
Barry Munday
Address: 903 Main Road, Eltham Memorial Hall
City/Town: Eltham
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Barry Munday who died in the Vietnam War. The plaque was located in the Eltham RSL which is now closed. It is believed to be located in the Memorial Hall.



Benjamin Chuck
Benjamin Chuck
Address: 71 Nelson Road, Hutchins School
City/Town: Sandy Bay
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Benjamin Chuck, a former scholar of the Hutchins School who was killed in action in Afghanistan.



Private Chuck was serving with the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) when he tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash, on Monday 21 June 2010.



Private Chuck was born in Atherton, Queensland in 1983. He joined the Army on 11 May, 2004 as part of the Special Forces Direct Recruiting Scheme. On completion of his Commando Selection and Training Course and Reinforcement Cycle he was posted to the then 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (Commando) – now 2nd Commando Regiment. This was his third tour to Afghanistan and was serving with the SOTG.  Private Chuck was an outstanding Commando who was highly trained and excelled at all he attempted. Private Chuck was the Patrol Medic within his sniper team. He was suited to this role as his affectionate and caring nature drove his passion for helping his mates.



Private Chuck was awarded the Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp ICAT, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO ISAF Medal, the Infantry Combat Badge and the Australian Defence Medal.  Private Chuck also was awarded the Returned from Active Service Badge from his first deployment to Afghanistan.

 



Berry and McFarlane Monument
Berry and McFarlane Monument
Address: Sherwood Road & Egmont Street, Sherwood Anglican Cemetery
City/Town: Sherwood
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

This monument was erected in July 1902 by friends of two young soldiers, Sergeant Robert Edwin Berry [aged 23 years] and Acting Corporal John MacFarlane [aged 21 years], who were killed in action in the Transvaal on 4 January 1902. The Berry family had long been resident in the Sherwood district, and were closely associated with St Matthew’s Anglican Church in Sherwood Road. Both young men were members of the 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen and, like all Australian troops participating in the South African [Boer] War of 1899-1902, were volunteers.


Bertie Whicker
Bertie Whicker
Address: 261 North Road, Brighton Cemetery
City/Town: Caulfield South
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque on his grave commemortes Bertie Whicker as the first casualty of the Australian Air Force



Billy Sing Memorial
Billy Sing Memorial
Address: Lime Street, Hoods Lagoon Recreation Area
City/Town: Clermont
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates William (Billy) Edward Sing, a soldier from Clermont who served in World War One.


Sing`s considerable skills with a rifle were well-known in his central Queensland home district, even before the outbreak of World War One. He was a member of the Proserpine Rifle Club and a leading kangaroo shooter around his home town of Clermont . In May 1915 he embarked on his lethal occupation as sniper killing 150 Turkish soldiers and earning the reputation among ANZACs in the trenches as "The Assassin". On October 23, 1915, General Birdwood issued an order announcing his compliments on Billy`s performance in killing 201 Turkish soldiers. The general was obviously happier in accepting the higher, but less official score. On March 10 1916, Sing was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry as a sniper at Anzac Cove. When Billy and his wife arrived in Proserpine in late 1918 or early 1919, the town`s residents turned out in force. A large procession, led by a local band, accompanied the couple from the railway station to the town hall, local dignitaries made welcoming speeches. The transition from the green hills and ancient culture of Edinburgh to the dust and rough life of the mining district around Clermont must have been traumatic for his wife and she left only a few years after she and Billy had arrived in the area. As the post-war exuberance waned, Billy returned to Clermont. He moved on to a mining claim on the Miclere goldfield. In 1942, he left the district for Brisbane. On Wednesday, May 19, 1943, William Edward Sing died alone in his room with five shillings in his pocket at the house where he boarded in West End, Brisbane.


Billy Sing Plaque
Billy Sing Plaque
Address: 304 Montague Road , Creighton House
City/Town: West End
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates World War One soldier, Billy Sing.



Billy Sing was born in Clermont to a Chinese born father and was a member of the Proserpine Rifle Club and also spent time as a Kangaroo shooter in Proserpine. After signing up to the army two months after the break out of World War One, Sing served as dismounted infantry at Gallipoli and has been referred to as the most successful sniper from any country during the First World War with the figure of more than 200 kills. He died nearly penniless in 1943 in a West End boarding house, a forgotten hero.



Binns Memorial Plaque
Binns Memorial Plaque
Address: Community Centre
City/Town: Yarraville
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Binns Memorial Plaque


Bond Brothers
Bond Brothers
Address: 1273 Glen Huon Road, Judbury Hall
City/Town: Judbury
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial to four brothers, three of whom were killed on active service in World War One.



Probably the Bond family of Judbury in the Huon Valley suffered as much as any in the history of Australian involvement in all the wars over the years. Brothers Richard, William, Frank and the youngest Hugh were members of the 26th and 12th battalions and the 3 older boys all died on battlefields in France in World War One. A distraught grieving mother Rose Bond wrote a pleading letter to General Birdwood, commander of the Australian Corps in France at the end of 1917 asking that Hugh be sent home. In a return letter to her dated March 11, 1918 he expressed sympathy at the loss of her 3 sons and pledged to return Hugh home. He arrived back in Australia in December 1918 and died in Tasmania in 1979.



Bracken and Williams Memorial Plaque
Bracken and Williams Memorial Plaque
Address: Meehan Street, Ambulance Station
City/Town: Yass
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque to Ambulance officers who were killed on the Centaur when it was sunk in May 1943.


The Centaur sailed unescorted from Sydney carrying her crew and normal staff, as well as stores and equipment of the 2/12th Field Ambulance but no patients. It was sunk without warning by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine approximately 75 kilometres east north-east of Brisbane. Of the 332 persons on board, only 64 survived.


Brevet Major William Irwin
Brevet Major William Irwin
Address: Church Street Mall, St John`s Church
City/Town: Parramatta
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected by his fellow officers to the memory of Brevet Major William Irwin who died in 1840.


Brian Barnett
Brian Barnett
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Cross commemorates Gunner Brian Barnett a National Serviceman who was killed in training in 1954.


Brigadier Arnold Potts
Brigadier Arnold Potts
Address: Broomehill Rd & Albany Highway, Apex Park
City/Town: Kojonup
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Statue commemorates Brigadier Potts who was leader of the Australian troops in Kokoda during World War Two. 



In Papua New Guinea in 1943, Brigadier Potts was ordered to take the village of Kokoda. With few supplies and only two exhausted militia battalions and some Papuan troops, Potts went on the defensive. Joined by some AIF battalions, the fighting on the Kokoda Trail became a series of fighting withdrawals. Reinforcements trickled in but Potts was forced back towards Port Moresby. Conducting a battle in conditions so hostile they were beyond the ability of headquarters staff to imagine, Potts came under criticism for his conduct of the battle.



He was recalled to Port Moresby in September 1942. Although he rejoined his brigade, Potts was relieved of his command on 22 October. While the Brigadier was never bitter about his treatment, the lack of recognition of his efforts has long been considered by military historians to be an oversight. This has finally been rectified by the erection of this memorial in his home town.



Brigadier Galleghan
Brigadier Galleghan
Address: Cowper Street, On Connolly Park Memorial Gates
City/Town: Carrington
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque to commanding officer of the 2/30th Battalion, 8th Division who was known as "Black Jack".


Brigadier Galleghan  joined the A.I.F. on 18 March 1940 and on 17 October was appointed commanding officer of the 2nd/30th Battalion, 8th Division. Galleghan wanted his battalion to be, and to be seen to be, the embodiment of all that was finest in the Australian army. To achieve his aim, he ordered strenuous training and spared no one—officers, men, or himself. In July 1941 the unit sailed for Singapore. On 14 January 1942 at Gemas, Malaya, Galleghan conducted a brilliant ambush of a superior Japanese force. For his part in the encounter and the subsequent well-executed withdrawal, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. He became a prisoner of war when the British surrendered on 15 February. With the removal of senior officers from Singapore in August, he assumed command of the A.I.F.;from March 1944 he was deputy commander of all allied prisoners in Malaya. It was for his role at Changi that he was to achieve lasting fame. Known as `Black Jack` because of his dark complexion, black hair and piercing brown eyes, Galleghan was a formidable figure.


Brigadier General A.J Bessell Brownie
Brigadier General A.J Bessell Brownie
Address: Fraser Avenue , Kings Park & Botanic Garden , On Krupps Cannon Boer War Memorial
City/Town: Kings Park
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates the highly decorated soldier and Boer War veteran who died in 1947.



Bessell-Browne enlisted in the Perth Artillery Volunteers and was a sergeant in 1899 when he volunteered for South Africa, enlisting in the 1st Western Australian (Mounted Infantry) Contingent as a private. His unit reached Cape Town in November 1899 and participated in the Kimberley Relief Force and operations at Colesburg, Hoot Neck, Zand River, Klipps River, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Diamond Hill, Wittenbergen, Bothaville, the Orange Free State, Transvaal and Cape Colony. Bessell-Browne was promoted through all the non-cmmissioned officer ranks and was commissioned as a lieutenant on 21 April 1900. He returned to Australia in March 1901 but immediately joined the 5th Western Australian Contingent as a lieutenant, serving as adjutant and then second in command. He was promoted to captain in June 1901 and in July was was mentioned in dispatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO).



Brigadier Sir Bernard Evans D.S.O., E.D., C.A.V.
Brigadier Sir Bernard Evans D.S.O., E.D., C.A.V.
Address: 520 Kiewa Street, St Matthews Church
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Brigadier Evans.


On 1 July 1940  Sir Bernard Evans was appointed to the Australian Imperial Force as a temporary lieutenant colonel and ordered to form and command the 2/23rd Battalion, `Albury’s Own’. He was then the youngest battalion commander in the AIF. Sent to the Middle East, his unit was engaged in the defence of Tobruk, Libya (April-October 1941), where Evans’s `solid leadership and total disregard of personal danger’ were `an inspiration to all ranks’.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.


Brigadier-General George Macarthur-Onslow
Brigadier-General George Macarthur-Onslow
Address: Argyle Street, Onslow Park
City/Town: Camden
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
Memorial gates at Onslow Park erected in memory of Brigadier-General George Macarthur-Onslow. Onslow Park was given to the people of Camden by Sir William Macarthur and Mrs Elizabeth Macarthur-Onslow in 1882.

The General G. M. Macarthur Onslow memorial gates at Onslow Park, Camden, were opened by the Governor (Sir Phillp Game) yesterday, in the presence of a large number of people. It was fitting that the opening of the gates should have coincided with the conclusion of a Light Horse camp within the park, for the late General Macarthur Onslow was closely associated with cavalry In New South Wales.



In his speech, Sir Phillip Game referred to the qualities which had endeared General Macarthur Onslow to the people of New South Wales. He had, he said, the ready smile, the kind word of encouragement, good fellowship, and he inspired trust and gave the certainty of justice-qualities of the soldier which were just as valuable in peace as in war time. The deputy-mayor (Alderman Larkin) said the gates were a tribute to the memory of one of the greatest citizens Australia had known. They were the outcome of the unanimous desire of the residents of the district and surrounding districts and of representatives of the numerous interests with which he was connected In Sydney that some tribute should be made to the memory of such a great man.



The committee which organised the building of the gates could have found no more suitable site than the entrance to the lovely recreation ground, which was given by the late Sir William Macarthur and Mrs. Elizabeth Macarthur Onslow, the mother of General Macarthur Onslow. The memorial commemorated the great work done by General Macarthur Onslow for the people of the district and for the primary producers of Australia. He was commandant of the First Cavalry Division of New South Wales, president of the Wollondilly Shire and hospital, senior vice-president of the agricultural society, chairman of the Dairy Farmers' Milk Co-operative Co., director of the A.M.P. and Producers and Distributors' Society, and president of the Ayrshire Herd Society of Australia; he was five times mayor of the Camden municipality.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 3 March 1933.



Brother R. Andre Beal
Brother R. Andre Beal
Address: Mirrool & East Avenues, Yenda Diggers Club
City/Town: Yenda
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
Tablet in memory of Brother R Andre Beal, Flight Sergeant RAAF who was killed in air operations during World War Two.

Brown Memorial Window
Brown Memorial Window
Address: Percy & Julia Streets, St Stephens Anglican Church
City/Town: Portland
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Window commemorates a serviceman from World War Two


Bruce Kingsbury V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Bruce Kingsbury V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Hume Highway, Penrose State Forrest
City/Town: Marulan
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest Area commemorates Bruce Kingsbury who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



Private Bruce Kingsbury was awarded the first Victoria Cross ever gained on territory administered by Australia and the first awarded in the South-West Pacific for his actions at the Battle of Isurava on 29 August 1942. When the Japanese broke through the Australian positions near Isurava village, Kingsbury rushed forward firing his Bren gun, causing a number of casualties and clearing a path through the enemy that enabled his mates to push the enemy back. He was shot dead by a sniper and he is buried at the Bomana War Cemetery at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.



Bruce Steel Kingsbury
Bruce Steel Kingsbury
Address: Hornby Street, Stonnington Primary School
City/Town: Windsor
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorative plaque unveiled to commemorate Victoria Cross recipient Bruce Steel Kingsbury (1918-1942), soldier and real-estate agent.



Bruce was educated at Windsor State School ( now Stonnington Primary School ) and at Melbourne Technical College.



On 29 August 1942, during the Battle of Isurava, Kingsbury was one of the few survivors of a platoon that had been overrun by the Japanese. He immediately volunteered to join a different platoon, which had been ordered to counterattack. Rushing forward and firing his Bren gun from the hip, he cleared a path through the enemy and inflicted a number of casualties. Kingsbury was then seen to fall, shot by a Japanese sniper and killed instantly. His actions, in delaying the Japanese long enough for the Australians to fortify their positions, were instrumental in saving Battalion Headquarters, and he was awarded the Victoria Cross as a result.



C. I. Clay
C. I. Clay
Address: 690 Old Murray Road, Bagshot Hall
City/Town: Bagshot
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A paper scroll commemorates Corporal C. I. CLay who was killed in World War Two



Cameron and Gallagher Memorial Plaques
Cameron and Gallagher Memorial Plaques
Address: High Street, Mechanics Hall
City/Town: Elmhurst
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaques on the wall of the Mechanics Institute erected by the Elmhurst Red Cross in memory of Nurse Cameron and Nurse Gallagher who served in World War One.



Captain Albert Johnson
Captain Albert Johnson
Address: 148 Lonsdale Street, Wesley Uniting Church
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Captain Albert Johnson who was killed in the sinking of the Hospital Ship "Centaur" in 1943 during World War Two 


Captain Albert McLeod
Captain Albert McLeod
Address: Cathedral Avenue, South Transept, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Captain Albert McLeod who was accidently killed in World War One.



The members of the Empire Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Association are requested to attend on Sunday evening next the ceremony of unveiling a tablet in St. George's Cathedral to the memory of Captain Albert McLeod (16th Battalion), who was accidentally killed in Scotland whilst on furlough pending his return to Australia. The ceremony will be performed by his Excellency the Governor, the service being conducted by the Chaplain General.

The West Australian (Perth), 11th October 1918.



Captain Alexander Grant McLean
Captain Alexander Grant McLean
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church. South Wall No 43
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a member of 5 Company, Sydney Battalion Volunteer Rifles .


Captain Alfred Spencer Heathcote V.C
Captain Alfred Spencer Heathcote V.C
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church North Wall 114
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Captain Alfred Spencer Heathcote V.C. (Victoria Cross) who was decorated after the siege of Delhi.


From June to September 1857, throughout the Siege of Delhi, India, during which he was wounded, Lieutenant Heathcote`s conduct was most gallant. He volunteered for services of extreme danger, especially during the six days of severe fighting in the streets after the assault. Between 1857–1858 there was a period of armed uprising and rebellions in mostly northern and central India against British occupation of the subcontinent. The war brought about the end of the British East India Company`s regime in India, and led to almost a century of direct rule of the Indian subcontinent by Britain known as the British Raj. He raised and commanded the first Queensland Volunteer Cavalry Corps.


Captain Basil Nicholas
Captain Basil Nicholas
Address: Bridge Hotel Road, St John the Baptist Church
City/Town: Ouse
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Captain Basil Gordon Nicholas who served in the XII Royal Lancers during World War One.



A cable message has been received in Hobart announcing the death at Wellesborough, Warwickshire England, of Major Basil G. Nicholas, only surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Nicholas, of Millbrook, Ouse Tasmania.  He was educated at Elstrie on Harrow, and obtained a commission in the 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales' Own). He joined the regiment, at Sialkot, India in 1905. He was A.D.C. on the staff of Sir O'Moore Creagh, commander-in-chief. In 1914 at Hurlingham, Major Nicholas's team won three cups, including the King's Cup. He went to France with the Expeditionary Force in 1914, and was in the retreat from Mons. He was in the famous charge of the 12th Lancers and Scots' Greys, and was mentioned in Lord French's despatches. He was badly wounded, but returned to the war and became a sufferer from shell shock, from which he did not recover. Major Nicholas, leaves a widow, son, and daughter. He was in his 37th year.

The Argus (Melbourne), 30th January 1922.



Captain C. M. Stevenson
Captain C. M. Stevenson
Address: Manning Street, Kiama Municipal Council Chambers
City/Town: Kiama
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Captain C. M. Stevenson who served in the South African (Boer) War



Captain Clarence Smith Jeffries Memorial Park
Captain Clarence Smith Jeffries Memorial Park
Address: Cessnock Road , Jeffries Memorial Park
City/Town: Abermain
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Park Dedicated in Honour of Captain Clarence Smith Jeffries V.C.


Clarence Smith Jeffries VC (26 October 1894 – 12 October 1917) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. He was posthumously decorated with the Victoria Cross following his actions in the First Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War, in which he led several parties of men in an attack that eventuated in the capture of six machine guns and sixty-five prisoners, before being killed himself by machine gun fire.


Captain E. S. Fogarty Fegan V.C.
Captain E. S. Fogarty Fegan V.C.
Address: H.M.A.S. Creswell, Royal Australian Naval College
City/Town: Jervis Bay Territory
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Captain E. S. Fogarty,  the commanding officer of H.M.S. Jervis Bay who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



On 5 November 1940 in the Atlantic, Captain Fegen, commanding the armed merchantman HMS Jervis Bay, was escorting 37 ships when they were attacked by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer. Captain Fegen immediately engaged the enemy head-on, thus giving the ships of the convoy time to scatter. Out-gunned and on fire Jervis Bay maintained the unequal fight for three hours, although the captain's right arm was shattered and his bridge was shot from under him. He went down with his ship but it was due to him that 31 ships of the convoy escaped.



Captain Frank Bethune
Captain Frank Bethune
Address: Bridge Hotel Road, St John the Baptist Church
City/Town: Ouse
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Captain Frank Pogson Bethune, a minister and soldier who served in World War One.

Captain Frank Pogson Bethune, who died yesterday, was the author of a famous order to his troops in France in the last war. He was a Church of England minister when he enlisted as a private in 1915. His order is quoted in Dr. Bean's Official History of the A.I.F. A position that Captain Bethune, then a lieutenant, was told to hold was regarded by him as a "useless deathtrap." Unable to convince his superior officer, he demanded that he should be allowed to justify his opinion by holding the post himself. This was agreed to. He told his section what he thought of the place, and the circumstances, and asked for volunteers. Every man volunteered, and he issued the following order:-

"(1) This position will be held, and the section will remain here till relieved;

(2) the enemy cannot be allowed to interfere with this programme;

(3) if the section cannot remain here alive, it will remain here dead, but in any case it will remain here;

(4) should any man through shell shock or other cause attempt to surrender he will remain here dead;

(5) should all guns be blown out, the section will use Mills grenades and other novelties;

(6) finally, the position as stated will be held."

The position was held for 18 days and he was awarded the Miltary Medal.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 5th December 1942.


There was a large attendance at the cremation at Cornelian Bay yesterday of Captain Frank Pogson Bethune, clergyman, soldier and pastoralist, who died at Hobart on Saturday, aged 65. Captain Bethune was the only surviving son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. R. M. Bethune, of Dunrobin, Ouse. In 1908 he was ordained a minister of the Church of England at Launceston. After serving as a curate at St. John the Baptist's Church, Hobart, he was appointed to the parishes at Sheffield and Ranelagh. In 1915 he enlisted as a private in the A.I.F. and gained the rank of captain after hav ing served in France with the 3rd Machine Gun Company of the 12th Battalion. Returning to Australia in 1918, he followed pastoral pursuits at Cluny, Ouse, until a few years ago, when he transferred to Hobart.

Examiner (Launceston), 7th December 1942.



 





 



Captain Hector Waller DSO
Captain Hector Waller DSO
Address: Bridge Street (Midland Highway), Benalla Botanic Gardens
City/Town: Benalla
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Hector Waller and all service personnel lost at sea.



Captain Hector Waller was widely considered to have been the outstanding naval officer of his generation. He was once described by his British Commander-in-Chief as one of the greatest captains who ever sailed the seas. He was the captain of the light cruiser HMAS Perth (D29) in the Second World War. In a naval career spanning almost 30 years, he served his country in two world wars. Waller went down with his ship (HMAS Perth accompanied by the USS Houston) when it encountered a Japanese invasion fleet consisting of two cruisers and twelve destroyers in the Battle of Sunda Strait at the beginning of March 1942.



From a crew of 682 men, only 229 returned to Australia. Many survivors of the HMAS Perth sinking had died as prisoners of war.



Captain J. M. Ross
Captain J. M. Ross
Address: Byaduk Cemetery Road, Byaduk Cemetery
City/Town: Byaduk
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial marble tablet at the grave commemorates Captain J. M. Ross.  The tablet was originally at Craig's Hole, South Road.



Captain Ross commanded H Company of the V.M.R ( Victorian Mounted Rifles) and resigned his command owing to ill health. He died at the age of 46 in February 1902 while under chloroform, as doctors were performing an operation for hydatids. 



Captain John Biggsley
Captain John Biggsley
Address: Canterbury Road, Canterbury Gardens
City/Town: Canterbury
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Sundial commemorates Captain John Charles Biggsley who served in World War One. The memorial was erected by his fellow comrades and unveiled on the 19th September 1937 by the Mayor of Camberwell, Councillor W.R. Warner who accepted the memorial on behlaf of the citizens of Camberwell from Colonel S.G.Savige, Brigadier of the 10th Infantry Brigade.


Captain Biggsley served with the 8th Battalion A.I.F. in France and was twice wounded. From 1920 until his death in 1934, he was attached to the 24th Battalion, Kooyong Regiment.


Captain John Lunan Wilkie & Lieutenant Theophilus Henry Oliver
Captain John Lunan Wilkie & Lieutenant Theophilus Henry Oliver
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church. Stairs to Gallery-south wall
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates a member of the 12th Regiment who died at Lambing Flat in 1862 and Lieutenant Oliver who accidently drowned in the same year.


Captain John McNamara
Captain John McNamara
Address: Sharp Street & South Road
City/Town: Yarrawonga
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A cycling and walking track commemorates Captain John McNamara who was killed in action in New Guinea in December 1943 during World War Two.   He was awarded the Military Cross during World War Two.



A decorated soldier killed in action in World War II has had a cycling—walking track at Yarrawonga named in his honour.  A memorial service was held in December, at the start of the new walk, for Captain John McNamara MC who died aged 34 when he and eight others in the 2/24th Battalion were ambushed by the Japanese near Lae in New Guinea in 1943.



The Yarrawonga stock and station agent had earned the Military Cross in 1942, and the whole town closed in respect upon hearing of his death. It was said “He was the most popular person in Yarrawonga, because of his personality, charisma, presence and good looks”.



[Border Mail, December 2, 2013]



Captain John Shaw Phelps
Captain John Shaw Phelps
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church, South Wall
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates John Shaw Phelps, Captain in HM 14th Regiment of Foot.


Captain Martin O'Meara V.C.
Captain Martin O'Meara V.C.
Address: Steere St N & Johnston Street, Soldiers Park
City/Town: Collie
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 rose garden and plaque commemorate Captain Martin O`Meara  who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) for his actions at Pozieres in 1916.



O'Meara was a private in the 16th Battalion Australian Infantry Forces (AIF) when his actions over the period of 9-11 August 1916 near Pozieres resulted in his being recommended for the Victoria Cross. He showed great gallantry and devotion to duty in rescuing wounded men under intense shell fire, and for voluntarily carrying ammunitions and bombs to a portion of the trenches being heavily bombarded.



On Remembrance Day 11 November 1990, a memorial plaque was installed for Captain Martin O'Meara VC. O'Meara died on 20 December 1935 in Graylands Hospital, having been incarcerated there since the end of the War suffering from mental illness believed to have been the result of wounds received. He was buried with full military honours at Karrakatta.



Captain Percy Cherry
Captain Percy Cherry
Address: 74 Wilmot Road, Huonville Primary school
City/Town: Huonville
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Victoria Cross recipient, Captain Percy Cherry who was born in Drysdale Victoria in 1895 and moved to Tasmania when he was seven years old. 



Cherry's family ran an apple orchard and he became an expert packer winning the apple case making championship at the Launceston fruit show.



He enlisted in the AIF in 1915 after having been commissioned early in the 93rd Infantry Regiment before serving with the 26th Battalion in Gallipoli where he was wounded shortly before he was evacuated. In March 1917, Cherry was ordered to take his company and capture the village of Lagincourt in France which was held by roughly 250 Germans.



When all the officers in his company had become casualties, in the face of fierce opposition, he cleared the village of the enemy all the while sending progress reports of his actions and capturing positions in his path. Having cleared the village he took charge of the situation and repelled heavy counter attacks by the enemy. Wounded early in the morning he refused to leave his post and encouraged his men to hold out at all costs. He was killed by an enemy shell later in the day.



Captain Percy Cherry V.C.
Captain Percy Cherry V.C.
Address: Channel Highway, Cradoc Park
City/Town: Cradoc
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Percy Herbert Cherry who was awarded the Military Cross and Victoria Cross in World War One.



On 15 March 1915 Cherry enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and was posted to the 26th Battalion; he was considered too young for an A.I.F. commission and he sailed for Egypt in June as a quartermaster sergeant. In August he was made a company sergeant major and next month reached Gallipoli where he served at Taylor's Hollow and Russell's Top. He was wounded on 1 December and evacuated; a week later he was promoted second lieutenant.



He remained in Egypt until March 1916 when, after attending a machine-gun school, he was transferred to the 7th Machine-Gun Company and sent to France. He commanded the company's 1st Battery at Fleurbaix, Messines and on the Somme until 5 August when he was wounded in a duel with a German officer at Pozières. After sniping at each other from their shell-holes both officers fired together and both were wounded, the German mortally. When Cherry went to him he was given a package of letters which he promised to post; his opponent's dying words were 'And so it ends'. Cherry was promoted lieutenant on 25 August and resumed duty on the Somme in November; next month he was made a temporary captain and transferred back to the 26th Battalion as a company commander. .



At Warlencourt on 1-2 March he took part in an attack on Malt Trench. When he and his men found a small gap in the enemy wire, he rushed two machine-gun posts, capturing one single-handed and turning the gun on the fleeing Germans before being wounded himself. He was to receive the Military Cross for this gallant episode, though the award was not announced until the day of his death and he never knew of it.



On 26 March 1917 his battalion was ordered to storm the village of Lagnicourt. Cherry's company encountered fierce opposition and after all the other officers had been killed or wounded, he 'carried on with care and determination … and cleared the village of the enemy'. The Germans counter-attacked and the battle raged all day long. Though wounded in the leg, Cherry remained at his post and in the late afternoon was killed by a shell; he was buried in Quéant Road cemetery, Buissy. He was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross, an honour for which his battalion commander had recommended him for 'bravery beyond description'. 



Captain Rinaldo Sheberras
Captain Rinaldo Sheberras
Address: Tank & High Streets, St James Anglican Church
City/Town: Morpeth
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Captain Rinaldo Sheberras of the 80th Regiment fell in his 37th year at Ferozeshah in 1845 at the Sikh entrenchments having seized one of their standards. While stationed in Maitland he acted as Justice of the Peace.



The Battle of Ferozeshah in 1845 was one of the most bitterly contested battles ever fought by the British in India.



Captain Robert B Milligan
Captain Robert B Milligan
Address: Albert Street, Taree High School
City/Town: Taree
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Captain Robert B Milligan killed in action in South Vietnam in 1967.


Captain Robert Salmon
Captain Robert Salmon
Address: Heales & O`Hara Streets, Soldiers Memorial Park
City/Town: Talbot
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial is a polished black granite column and urn on a stone base commemorating a serviceman of the South African (Boer) War



Captain Stanley Savige
Captain Stanley Savige
Address: Commercial Road, Legacy Gardens
City/Town: Morwell
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A Distinguished Service Order (DSO) was awarded to Captain Stanley Savige for  conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the retirement of Assyrian refugees from Sain Keleh to Tikkan Tappah between 26th and 28th July 1918; also at Chalkaman on the 5th and 6th August 1918.


He was in command of a small party sent to protect the rear of the column of refugees who being hard pressed by the enemy. By his energy, resource and able dispositions the hostile troops, many of whom were mounted, were kept at a distance, although in greatly superior force. He hung on to position after position until nearly surrounded, but on each occasion extricated his command most skilfully. His cool determination and fine example under fire inspired his men and put heart into the almost panic stricken refugees, thereby averting what might have been a very serious situation. Savige was also the founder of Legacy


Captain T.J. Brundrit
Captain T.J. Brundrit
Address: 24 Gregory Terrace, Great Hall, Brisbane Grammar School
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected by his comrades in the 5th Light Horse commemorates Captain T.J.Brundrit who was killed during World War 1. 


Captain W. P. Taylor
Captain W. P. Taylor
Address: 79 High Street
City/Town: Oatlands
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A tree commemorates Captain W. P. Taylor who was killed in combat in May 1941 during World War Two.

Captain W. Smith
Captain W. Smith
Address: Frederick Street, Toowong Cemetery
City/Town: Toowong
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument erected by his fellow officers commemorates Captain W. Smith.



Captain Wilkie Memorial Tablet
Captain Wilkie Memorial Tablet
Address: Cloete Street, St John's Anglican Church
City/Town: Young
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablets on walls in present Anglican Church commemorate Captain Wilkie. Captain Wilkie, the commander of H.M 12th Regiment, died on February 1 1862  when he fell from his horse during a fit. His funeral procession was deemed spectacular and his widow travelled to England to raise funds for a proper Anglican Church to be erected in his memory.


The foundation stone of the first brick memorial Church of St John the Evangelist was laid on the 21st March 1865 by Pownall. It was designed by Mr Eddis, an architect in London, and built by Messrs Leeder and company of Young, and was in memory of Captain John Wilkie. The total cost was about fifteen hundred pounds. From Captain Wilkie’s estate of £3,000, Mrs Wilkie gave five hundred pounds (one third) and collected in England three hundred pounds. Mr Roberts of “Currawong” (a large land holding near Young), one hundred pounds, the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge one hundred pounds, Goulburn Church Society one hundred pounds, Sydney Church Society fifty pounds.

 


Mrs Wilkie expended another two hundred and fifty pounds on interior furnishings. She

imported the encaustic tiles, font and other furnishings, and herself did all the needlework.

The Font was given by Captain Francis Boulton of the 12th Regiment. The Church was the first consecrated by the first Bishop of Goulburn, The Right Reverend Messac Thomas, and the service was held on the 11th August 1865. Until replaced in 1893, it was known as the Wilkie Memorial Church.


Captain William Grant
Captain William Grant
Address: Church Street Mall, St John`s Cathedral
City/Town: Parramatta
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Captain William Grant who fell in the Maori Wars.


The period from 1845 to 1872 saw Pakeha and Māori involved in conflict in various parts of New Zealand, including the Bay of Islands, the Waikato, Poverty Bay and Taranaki. These conflicts, some isolated and others related, are known collectively as the New Zealand Wars.


Carr-Boyd Memorial Plaque
Carr-Boyd Memorial Plaque
Address: 148 Denison Street, St Peters Anglican Church
City/Town: Hamilton
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Gunner Harrie M. Carr-Boyd killed in France in 1917 during World War One.


Caskey Memorial Tablet
Caskey Memorial Tablet
Address: Warwick Street, State School
City/Town: Allora
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Lachlan John Caskey was killed in South Africa during the Boer War. Tablet is a replica of one that was destroyed by fire in 1902.


Caskey Memorial Tablet
Caskey Memorial Tablet
Address: Norman & Kates Streets, RSL Club
City/Town: Clifton
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Lachlan John Caskey, a school teacher from nearby Spring Creek, was killed in South Africa aged 31, during the Boer War. His teacher friends at Leichhardt Street School in Brisbane prepared the special tablet.



On Friday next the Minister for Public Instruction will unveil the memorial tablet erected in the Spring Greek (Clifton) State School to the memory of Lieut. Lachlan John Caskey, who, during the Boer war, was killed in action whilst bravely leading bis men against overwhelming numbers at Mokari Drift on September 27,1901. The inscription bears testimony to the fact that the deceased was " An endearing, upright lad; an eminent teacher; a gallant and brave officer, faithful and obedient unto death." The memorial, which has been erected by the late Mr. Caskey's school mates and admirers at Spring Creek, is the work of Mr. J. A. Bryant, monumental mason, of Warwick. It consists of a shield of white Italian marble inserted in a black marble ground; It is a splendid piece of skilled workmanship, and is a credit to Mr. Bryant.

Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld), 21st May 1902.



Cecil Augustus Paget
Cecil Augustus Paget
Address: 125 Macquarie Street, St Davids Cathedral
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet commemorates colonial military officer Cecil Augustus Paget.



Charles Anderson V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Charles Anderson V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Federal Highway
City/Town: Gearys Gap
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates Charles Anderson who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



During the Japanese advance in January 1942, the 2/19th Battalion was ordered to the Bakri area in Malaya in a futile attempt to help stop the enemy. Following heavy casualties, Anderson took command of the brigade and led it in a fighting withdrawal towards Parit Sulong village. Cut-off, surrounded, and without air support, Anderson personally led attacks against road-blocks and enemy positions during the ensuing four-day action that became one of the most desperate in Australian military history.



At Parit Sulong Anderson found his decimated force trapped with no hope of relief. Finally, he ordered that the vehicles and guns be destroyed and surviving troops form groups and try to make their own way southward. He was later distressed to learn that the Japanese had massacred the wounded who had been left behind. For his command and exploits he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Anderson was taken into captivity on 15 February 1942, when the British forces in Singapore surrendered. He endured the misery and squalor of being a prisoner of war, commanding “Anderson force” on the Burma–Thailand Railway



Charles George Bishop
Charles George Bishop
Address: Ironbark Road & Yellow Gum Way, Bishop`s Walk
City/Town: Thurgoona
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

In 1982 the Albury-Wodonga Corporation commemorate Charles Bishop by naming a footpath it called Bishop’s Walk, off Ironbark Way in the St John’s Green housing estate. A plaque was unveiled by the RSL at Bishop`s Walk in March 2012.



Charles George Bishop was an Albury soldier who earned the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal and Bar in 1918.  He was a soldier, labourer and council inspector, and was born on 12 September 1895 at Urana, New South Wales, the son of Charles George Bishop, labourer, and his wife Violet Jane, née Stripling. 



In April 1918 he was awarded the Military Medal for leading an attack on an enemy patrol of thirty men at Pont Rouge, Belgium. During a patrol action on 8 March, German scouts had been seen entering a trench; Sergeant Bishop and three men, with covering fire from their mates, assaulted the enemy from a flank and routed them. In September he received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for 'conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty' on 15 April 1918, while in charge of a mopping up party at Cemetery Copse in the Villers-Bretonneux sector.



He had to contend with an unexpectedly large number of Germans, but accomplished his task by bringing in neighbouring troops to assist in a prolonged action. His last encounter with the enemy was at Morlancourt on 19 May 1918. Although wounded in the face during the preliminary bombardment, he took charge of a party and reached the objective, rescued a wounded officer and took his place, until he too was wounded and evacuated. For this action, he was awarded a Bar to his Military Medal.



Charles Green
Charles Green
Address: Military Road, 41st Battalion Barracks
City/Town: Lismore
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument commemorates Army Officer.


Charles Green was given command of the 2nd/11th Battalion and at the age of 25 he was probably the youngest officer to command an Australian battalion in World War Two. Between May and July the 2nd/11th participated in the attack on Wewak and in operations around Boram. Green was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (1947). When the government committed the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, to the conflict in Korea, Army Headquarters decided that it should be led by an officer with a distinguished record in World War Two. Green was plucked from the course at the Staff College, Queenscliff, Victoria, and sent to Japan on 8 September 1950 to take command. In Korea, the Australian unit formed part of the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade. 3RAR advanced northwards, defeating enemy forces at Yongju on 22 October, at Pakch`on, Democratic People`s Republic of (North) Korea, on the 25th-26th, and at Chongju on the 28th. On the 30th October, an enemy shell exploded near Green`s tent severely wounding him in the abdomen. His died on 1 November 1950 and was buried in the United Nations memorial cemetery, Pusan, South Korea.


Charles Green
Charles Green
Address: Prince & Victoria Streets, NSW Government Offices
City/Town: Grafton
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Green, an officer in the Australian Imperial Force in World War One who came from the Grafton area

 


Charles Mance Reserve
Charles Mance Reserve
Address: Newman Street
City/Town: Merrylands
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Reserve is a memorial to Charles Mance`s dedicated service to his country and community.


By the time of his death in 2001 Charles Mance was one of only 25 survivors of World War One, including two survivors of the Gallipoli campaign, out of the 330,000 Australians who enlisted to fight overseas. Along with three other First War veterans, he returned to France in 1998 to mark the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, where he was decorated with France`s greatest decoration, the Legion of Honour. In April 1999 Mr Mance received the 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal, the first commemorative medal in the Australian system of honours and awards. Charlie Mance was an active man up until his death at the Concord Repatriation General Hospital on Thursday 13th September 2001. At 100 years of age, he was the last surviving member of the 22nd Battalion, 1st Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.).


Charles Moore
Charles Moore
Address: St. Vincents Place South & Montague Street
City/Town: Albert Park
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial fountain commemorates Charles Moore who died in the South African War



Charles Moran
Charles Moran
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Charles Moran who was a sergeant in the Australian Army and served in World War Two, Japan and Korea.  He was a foundation member of the Korean Veterans Association.  


Charles Puckle & William Mortimer
Charles Puckle & William Mortimer
Address: 717 Flinders Street, Mission to Seafarers
City/Town: Docklands
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The wooden cover of the Baptismal Font gifted by Mrs Shuter in 1918 in memory of Charles Puckle and William Mortimer who were both killed in World War One. 



Charles T. Black & Frank D. Stillwell
Charles T. Black & Frank D. Stillwell
Address: 12 Penneys Hill Road
City/Town: Hackham
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Charles T. Black and Frank D. Stillwell who died in World War One.



The Hackham Hall was built in 1896, and was extended in 1924.  Charles T. Black and Frank D. Stillwell , the two people who paid for it to be built lost their lives World War One. A memorial was built for them, but due to damage, the plaque was set into the wall on the south side of the hall.



The hall has had many uses over the years, and was for a long time a Baptist church, as well as a meeting place. It is now used as a meeting place for the Orange Order Australia, Lodge 107.



Charles Vaughan
Charles Vaughan
Address: Sunraysia Highway
City/Town: Learmonth
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Charles Vaughan, a soldier who was killed in the South African (Boer) War


Monument characteristics :


Monument is a red granite obelisk on a stone plinth on a stone base


Clarence Jeffries Estate
Clarence Jeffries Estate
Address: Brunker Road & Rifle Street
City/Town: Adamstown
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Housing estate in Adamstown, Newcastle on part the Bullecourt Barracks land.


Clarence Smith Jeffries VC (26 October 1894 – 12 October 1917) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. He was posthumously decorated with the Victoria Cross following his actions in the First Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War, in which he led several parties of men in an attack that eventuated in the capture of six machine guns and sixty-five prisoners, before being killed himself by machine gun fire.


Clarence Jeffries Wrist Watch
Clarence Jeffries Wrist Watch
Address: Ocean & Boundary Streets, Dudley Public School
City/Town: Dudley
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Wrist watch belonging to Clarence Jeffries V.C. (Victoria Cross).


In October 1917, in the attack on Passchendaele during the third phase of the battle of Ypres, his company`s advance towards its first objective was held up by two pill-boxes. He organized and led a bombing party which eliminated the obstacle and captured thirty-five prisoners and four machine-guns. He then led his company forward, under an extremely heavy enemy artillery barrage and enfilade machine-gun fire, to the objective. Later that morning the battalion`s advance to its second objective was delayed by a machine-gun post. Jeffries led another party to capture the position, enabling the advance to continue, but was killed during the operation. For his service that day he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, for `most conspicuous bravery in attack`.


Colin Mackay
Colin Mackay
Address: 30 Torrens Street, St Luke`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Richmond
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Colin Patrick Mackay who was killed in action at Lone Pine, Gallipoli in 1915 during World War One

Colonel Arthur Graham Butler
Colonel Arthur Graham Butler
Address: 45 Constitution Avenue, North Wall, Church of St John the Baptist
City/Town: Reid
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates the services of Colonel Butler. 



Colonel Butler was the first regimental officer to land at Gallipoli, where he received the Distinguished Service Order. After the evacuation of Gallipoli he joined the staff of General Birdwood until 1917, when he was placed in charge of the Third Field Ambulance. He also compiled a history of the Australian Medical Service.



A memorial plaque, commemorating the services of the late Colonel Arthur Graham .Butler, D.S.O., V.D., will be unveiled by Air Vice-Marshal Sir Victor Hurley, President of the B.M.A., at St. John's Church, on Sunday.  Col. Butler, who died last year, gave outstanding service during World War I. and later lived for many years in Canberra. He was the first regimental officer to land at Anzac, where he received the D.S.O. After the evacuation of Gallipoli he jolned the staff of General Birdwood until 1917, when he was placed in charge of the Third Field Ambulance. The following year he commanded the Third A.G.H., at Abbeville.



On his return to Australia, Col. Butler started a practice in Brisbane, but was later asked to compile the history of the Australian Medical Service, which he completed at the cost of damaged eyesight.  Arrangements for the plaque were carried out by the R.S.L. in Canberra.  It will be placed on the north wall of the church, above the pew that Col. Butler occupied as a member of the congregation.  The R.S.L has invited close friends of Col. Butler to attend the ceremony. Sir Victor, who will fly from Sydney for the ceremony, will also deliver the occasional address. The Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn (Dr. E. H. Burgmann) will deliver the sermon. The president of the A.C.T. branch of the R.S.L. (Mr. H. K. Joyce), and a former member of the Australian War History staff (Mr. A. W. Bazley) will read the lessons.

The Canberra Times, 31st May 1951.



Colonel Charles F. Stokes
Colonel Charles F. Stokes
Address: Church Street, Christchurch Cathedral
City/Town: Newcastle
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Marble tablet erected by the 4th Infantry Regiment of New South Wales in memory of their late commander Colonel Stokes.


Colonel Stokes died in 1896 after a fall from a bicycle. Colonel Stokes acted as assistant aide-de-camp to the Governor of New South Wales, Lord Hampden.  


Colonel F.N. Le Messurier D.S.O., M.D
Colonel F.N. Le Messurier D.S.O., M.D
Address: Goodwood Road & Daws Road, Repatriation Chapel
City/Town: Daw Park
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque erected in memory of Colonel Le Messurier who was Commanding Officer of the Daw Park Repatriation Hospital from 1941-1946.  During World War One he enlisted with the Australian Army Medical Corps and was awarded the D.S.O. for his actions in France.



Colonel Kathleen Best
Colonel Kathleen Best
Address: Legge Road, Royal Military College
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Gates erected by the Women`s Royal Australian Army Corps commemorate their first director.



On 6 November 1959 a memorial gateway to the first director of the Womens Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) was erected at the entrance to WRAAC School, Georges Heights, Sydney and was opened by His Excellency the Governor of New South Wales, Lieutenant General Sir Eric Woodward KCMG, CB, CBE, DSO. The design chosen for the gates was submitted by an Australian Regular Army (ARA) Sergeant, Juanita Feltham BEM. The design was symbolic of the life and work of Colonel Kathleen Best. The gates were relocated to the Royal Military College, Duntroon and rededicated on 6 November 1994.

 



Kathleen Best, as nurse and army officer, was an inspiring leader in both a war and peace time environment. As an army officer in the Middle East, she distinguished herself through her courage and efficiency in her treatment and care of the wounded. After her wartime service, she assumed a number of peacetime appointments, which included becoming the founding director, Australian Women's Army Corps (Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC)) in 1951. Kathleen Best's war effort was acknowledged by the award of the Royal Red Cross medal 'for gallantry, conduct and devotion in Greece 14/27 April 1941' and her subsequent role as Director of the WRAAC was honoured with her appointment as Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1956.



Colonel L. F. Clarke
Colonel L. F. Clarke
Address: 13 Edward Street, St Columba`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Devonport
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Colonel L. F. Clarke of the 12th Battalion who was killed at the Gallipoli landing on 25 April 1915

Colonel N. F. Wellington
Colonel N. F. Wellington
Address: Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park
City/Town: Moonee Ponds
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates Colonel N. F. Wellington who was the Town Clerk of the City of Essendon and was the Commanding Officer of the 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion of World War Two.


This tree has two plaques with the same wording in proximity to the tree


 


Colonel Percy Ricardo
Colonel Percy Ricardo
Address: Cathedral Avenue, South Transept, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque erected in St George`s Cathedral by the Officers, NCOs and men of the Commonwealth Military Forces of Western Australia in memory of Colonel Ricardo who served in the Boer War. Colonel Ricardo was the first Commandant of the Commonwealth Military Forces of Western Australia. Colonel Ricardo died in an accident in 1907 at the age of 52.



The voluntary church parade of the metropolitan troops and cadets, which, was held on Sunday, was largely attended. The official figures supplied of those present being 40 officers and 489 men. The muster included representatives from No. I Squadron 18th A.L.H., No. 1 Battery A.F.A., No. 2 Company of Garrison Artillery, the 11th Australian Infantry Regiment, W.A. Infantry Regiment, Australian Army Medical Corps, Australian Army Service Corps, and Corps-of Signallers. The parade was especially called in connection with the unveiling of memorials to the late Colonel Ricardo, C.B., late Commandant of Western Australia, and the late Lieutenant A. A. Forrest, in St. George's Cathedral.



Bishop Riley who conducted the service said they wanted to honour the brave, and those who did their duty, and that morning they were thinking of two soldiers who fought in Africa. One, the late Colonel Ricardo, came home, and was afterwards killed by an accident. Colonel Ricardo was a soldier and a gentleman, and nothing higher in his praise could be said than that. He was a man whose life inspired them to do their duty. Continuing, Bishop Riley said he would ask the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Edward Stone, to unveil the memorial brass to the late Colonel Ricardo, and Sir John Forrest, who was Minister for Defence at the time of the war, to unveil the memorial to the late Lieutenant Forrest.

Western Mail (Perth), 7th March 1908.



Colonel Tom Price
Colonel Tom Price
Address: Flinders & Swanston Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Cathedral
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates the founder of the Victorian Mounted Rifles


Colonel William James Foster
Colonel William James Foster
Address: 72 Palmerin Street, Warwick Town Hall
City/Town: Warwick
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Colonel Foster.


When World War One broke out Foster joined the Australian Imperial Force as a captain and aide-de-camp (to Major General (Sir) William Bridges) and camp commandant, 1st Division. He sailed for Egypt in October 1914. During training in Egypt his daring horsemanship almost certainly saved his divisional commander from serious injury. Bridges`s horse stumbled, and might have bolted with the general out of the saddle and his foot still caught in the stirrup, when Foster, leapt off and had the reins in his hand before the horse had regained its feet. This incident, with its evidence of competence and cool resourcefulness, was to epitomize Foster`s subsequent conduct in trying conditions, frequently under fire, during the remainder of the war. For his services and personal courage during World War from which he emerged with the reputation of a brilliant young staff officer, Foster was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Order of the Nile, was appointed C.B. and C.M.G. and was four times mentioned in dispatches. Foster was born in Warwick.


Colour Sergeant Thomas Cook
Colour Sergeant Thomas Cook
Address: Davey Street, Anglesea Barracks Memorial Gardens
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tombstone erected by fellow officers and men in memory of Thomas Cook who served in the Tasmanian Volunteer Force who died after a short illness.



Color Sergeant Thomas Cook, a member of the 2nd Rifles, was highly respected and esteemed in the Tasmanian Volunteer Force. He was the first to enrol in the 2nd Rifles and worked his way through the ranks to become a musketry instructor. He was also well known in the community for his Amateur Dramatics and was a member of the Society of Oddfellows. He was buried with full military honours.



The mortal remains of the late Color-Sergeant Thomas Cook, 2nd Rifles, were yesterday consigned to their last resting place in St. David's Cemetery. The funeral moved from the residence of deceased in Macquarie-street and proceeded at once to St. David's Cathedral, and from thence to the cemetery. The cortege was an imposing one, and the streets were lined with spectators along the whole route. The inclemency of the weather prevented many officers and others from attending who had expressed their intention of being present, but, nevertheless, there was a good muster of the officers and men of every volunteer corps in the Southern Division. The brethren of the United Brothers' Lodge, A.I.O.O.F., of which the deceased was a member, also turned out in great strength, and led off the procession. Following them was the firing party (20 men) and Band from the Second Rifles, the corpse followed, borne shoulder high by comrades. The coffin having been lowered to its final resting place the usual farewell volleys were fired, and the mourners quitted the grave of one of the most zealous and efficient non-commissioned officers which the Tasmanian Volunteer Force has ever possessed. Requiescat in pace

The Mercury (Hobart) 4th February 1865.



Commander Holbrook
Commander Holbrook
Address: Hume Highway
City/Town: Holbrook
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Park named in memory of Commander Holbrook after whom the town is named.



Commander Norman Douglas Holbrook VC (9 July 1888 – 3 July 1976) was a British naval recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest award of the British honours system. Holbrook was the first submariner to be awarded the VC and it was the first naval VC gazetted in the First World War.



 On 24 August 1915, amid a wave of anti-German feeling related to the First World War, the name of the New South Wales Eastern Riverina town of Germanton was changed to Holbrook to honour the recent VC recipient. He subsequently visited the town on three occasions.



Commander John Thomas Gowlland
Commander John Thomas Gowlland
Address: Dobroyd Scenic Drive, Arabanoo Lookout
City/Town: Balgowlah Heights
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Commander Gowlland who drowned at Dobroyd whilst carrying out a survey of Middle Harbour.


Born of a Kent naval family, an admired graduate of the Royal Naval College Greenwich and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Gowlland distinguished himself in the Crimean War. He also took part in a trail-blazing survey of the Pacific coasts of North and South America and eventually commanded a naval survey of the coastline of Her Majesty’s colonies in Australia. In 1874, while surveying near Dobroyd Head on Sydney’s Northern Beaches Peninsula, an unexpected wave across a submerged reef - or ‘bomborra’ - hit Gowlland’s small boat amidships, capsizing it. While several crew on board swam to safety, Gowlland and another sailor, Henry Petersen, drowned. In 1963, Manly Council installed a cairn and plaque at Arabanoo Lookout - overlooking the scene of the tragedy - commemorating Gowlland’s brilliant career and untimely death. Unfortunately vandals destroyed the original cairn. A new plaque was unveiled as part of a Centenary Federations Program.


Commodore Sir James Brisbane
Commodore Sir James Brisbane
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church, South Wall No 2
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Commodore Sir James Brisbane, Kt, CB, KW.


Captain Sir James Brisbane, CB (1774 – 19 December 1826) was a British Royal Navy officer of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Although never engaged in any major actions, Brisbane served under both Lord Howe and Horatio Nelson and performed important work at the Cape of Good Hope, prior to the Battle of Copenhagen and in the Adriatic campaign of 1807–1814. In later life Brisbane became commander-in-chief in the East Indies. He contracted dysentery in Burma and arrived in Port Jackson (Sydney) aboard HMS Warspite where he died on 19 December 1826.


Corporal A. N. Shipp
Corporal A. N. Shipp
Address: Cordeaux Road, Mount Kembla Public School
City/Town: Mount Kembla
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a soldier who died in World War One.


Corporal Alexander Burton
Corporal Alexander Burton
Address: Kirkland Avenue West, RSL Memorial Park
City/Town: Euroa
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates Corporal Alexander Burton a Victoria Cross recipient from World War One.



Alexander Burton was one of three Australian soldiers awarded the Victoria Cross for one particular action during the fighting at Lone Pine, although his was the only posthumous award.



In the early hours of 9 August, at Lone Pine, the Turks launched a strong counter-attack on a newly captured trench held by Burton, Lieutenant Frederick Tubb, Corporal William Dunstan, and others. The Turks advanced up a sap and blew in the sandbag barricade but Burton, Tubb, and Dunstan rebuilt it. The enemy twice more destroyed the barricade but each time was driven off and the barricade rebuilt. Burton was killed by a bomb while he was building up the parapet. He has no known grave, but his name is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, and by an oak tree and bridge at Euroa, Victoria



Corporal Allen & Trooper Flint
Corporal Allen & Trooper Flint
Address: Court Street, St John's Anglican Church
City/Town: Forbes
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Marble tablet erected by No. 3 Forbes Sq. M.R. to the memory of Corporal Allen and Trooper Flint who died while on active service in the South African war of 1900.


Corporal Ashley Birt
Corporal Ashley Birt
Address: Memorial Lane
City/Town: Gympie
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque unveiled in honour of Corporal Ashley Birt who was killed in Afghanistan on 29th October 2011.



Corporal Birt and two of his colleagues, Captain Bryce Duffy and Lance Corporate Luke Gavin, were gunned down by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army. Corporal Birt was the first Gympie local to be killed in action since two soldiers died in the Vietnam War.



Corporal Charles Hutchings & Private Reginald Ernest Brown
Corporal Charles Hutchings & Private Reginald Ernest Brown
Address: St Luke`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Taralga
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Marble tablet in church grounds commemorates Corporal Hutchings and Private Brown who died in France during World War 1.


Corporal Ernest Corey
Corporal Ernest Corey
Address: Massie & Vale Streets
City/Town: Cooma
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Behind the Cooma cenotaph stands a diorama and a bronze plaque erected in 1979 which commemorates Corporal Ernest Corey (Stretcher Bearer - 55th Battalion), the only soldier ever to win the Military Medal and three bars. Corporal Corey died in Cooma in 1972.



On 15 May 1917, in an action near Quéant, his brigade suffered heavy casualties and Corey volunteered to serve as a stretcher-bearer: showing `great courage` he worked for seventeen hours in no man`s land and was awarded the Military Medal. He became a regular stretcher-bearer and won a Bar to his medal for `devotion to duty` in the battle of Polygon Wood on 26 September, carrying out his duties under `very heavy artillery and machine-gun fire`. He was awarded a second Bar for `conspicuous gallantry` at Péronne on 1-2 September 1918 and a third during the attack on the Hindenburg Line north of Bellicourt on 30 September.



At Bellicourt, Corey, who had been promoted corporal nine days earlier, was in charge of the battalion`s stretcher-bearers and, despite intense machine-gun and shell-fire, directed them with the utmost skill and bravery, regardless of personal danger. He attended to men and carried them from the most exposed positions` until he himself was severely wounded and evacuated. He returned to Australia on 30 April 1919.



Corporal Evelyn Bourchier & Private Anthony Batters
Corporal Evelyn Bourchier & Private Anthony Batters
Address: Barooga Street, Tocumwal Presbyterian Church
City/Town: Tocumwal
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Corporal Bourchier and Private Batters who died in France in 1917.


Corporal F. D. McNaughton
Corporal F. D. McNaughton
Address: Learmonth Road & Warrenheip Street, RSL Memorial Park
City/Town: Buninyong
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates Corporal F. D. McNaughton, a World War Two veteran and founding member and past president of the Buningyong R.S.L.



Corporal Frank Macdonald
Corporal Frank Macdonald
Address: Lower Domain Road, Queens Domain
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Cedar tree commemorates Corporal Frank Macdonald who was the last surviving Tasmanian to have fought in France during World War One.



Corporal Frederick Isaac Kilpatrick
Corporal Frederick Isaac Kilpatrick
Address: Marion Street, Leichhardt Public School
City/Town: Leichhardt
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Memorial tablet erected to the memory of Corporal Frederick Isaac Kilpatrick a scholar and teacher of the school who was killed in the Boer War


Corporal G.V. Carter & Bob Emmett
Corporal G.V. Carter & Bob Emmett
Address: Victoria Street, Post Office
City/Town: Kerang
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Shelter Shed dedicated to the memory of Corporal G.V. Carter 6th Battalion, killed in action December 24th 1917 and his mate Bob Emmett, killed April 15th 1918.



Corporal Gerald Griffith
Corporal Gerald Griffith
Address: 893 Burrendong Way , March Uniting Church
City/Town: March via Orange
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Stain glass window installed as a War Memorial by the residents of March and District in memory of Corporal Gerald Griffith who died in 1917 at Messines in Belgium during World War 1. 


The window was unveiled by Major General Sir N.R.Howse  V.C., K.G.B., K.C.M.G., on the 29th May 1921. 


Corporal Harold John Denison May
Corporal Harold John Denison May
Address: Victoria Road & Elizabeth Street, All Saints Church
City/Town: North Parramatta
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

White marble plaque erected by his comrades of the Camel Field Ambulance to Corporal Harold May who was killed at Beersheba Palestine on the 12th November 1917.


Corporal Harry Sadler
Corporal Harry Sadler
Address: 230 McKillop Street, St Matthews Anglican Church
City/Town: East Geelong
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial pulpit erected by subscription commemorate Corporal Harry Sadler who lost his life at the Dardanelles during World War One. A plaque has also been placed on the pulpit by the family in memory of Gunner Hec Sadler only brother of Harry who died in France during the first World War.



A pulpit for St Matthews Church, East Geelong, erected by subscription to commemorate the sacrifice of his life at the Dardanelles by Corporal H. Sadler, is to be dedicated at a special service today.

The Ararat Advertiser (VIC), 23rd September 1915.


 



Corporal Joffre D James
Corporal Joffre D James
Address: 4 Hammad Street, St Peter`s and St Mark`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Palmyra
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Corporal Joffre D James RAAF who died in World War Two.



Corporal John Edmondson V.C.
Corporal John Edmondson V.C.
Address: Church Street, St Johns Church of England
City/Town: Wagga Wagga
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates John Edmondson who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



Corporal John Hurst Edmondson, who was born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in the Siege of Tobruk. He was the first Australian to be awarded a Victoria Cross in World War Two. On the night of 13th-14th April, 1941, a party of German infantry broke through the wire defences of Tobruk, and established themselves with numerous machine guns, mortars and field pieces. Led by an officer, Corporal Edmondson and five privates carried out a bayonet charge upon them under heavy fire.



Although wounded in the neck and stomach Corporal Edmondson not only killed one of the enemy, but went to the assistance of his officer, who was attacked by a German from behind while bayoneting another who had seized him about the legs. Despite his wounds, from which he later died, Corporal Edmondson succeeded in killing these two Germans also, thus undoubtedly saving his officer`s life. Throughout the operation he showed outstanding resolution and leadership, and conspicuous bravery." Edmondson died the next day from his wounds.



Corporal John Edmondson V.C.
Corporal John Edmondson V.C.
Address: Birdwood & Hamilton Avenues, John Edmondson Memorial Park
City/Town: Wattle Grove
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Parkland containing a rotunda and a plaque commemorates Corporal John Hurst Edmondson V.C. 



John Hurst Edmondson VC (8 October 1914 – 14 April 1941) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.



Corporal John French V.C
Corporal John French V.C
Address: Ann Street, ANZAC Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque and seat in memory of Corporal John French VC.



John Alexander "Jack" French VC (15 July 1914 – 4 September 1942) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross , the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.



In early September 1942,  French’s company came across Japanese positions at the Milne Bay area near Goroni and was held up by intense fire from three machine-gun posts. Ordering his own section to take cover, French successfully assaulted two positions with grenades. He then attacked the third with a sub-machine gun but finally fell dead in front of the enemy gun pit. He is buried in the Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery. Corporal John French was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) posthumously for his actions at Milne Bay.



Corporal John French V.C.
Corporal John French V.C.
Address: Bage Street, Nundah Memorial Park
City/Town: Nundah
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates John French VC.



John French was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) posthumously. At Milne Bay in New Guinea on 4th of September 1942, a company of an Australian infantry battalion attacked the Japanese position east of the Buna Mission where it encountered terrific rifle and machine-gun fire. The advance of the section of which Corporal French was in command was held up by fire from three enemy machine-gun posts, whereupon Corporal French, ordering his section to take cover, advanced and silenced one of the posts with grenades.



He returned to his section for more grenades and again advanced and silenced the second post. Armed with a Thompson submachine-gun, he then attacked the third post, firing from the hip as he went forward. He was seen to be badly hit by the fire from this post, but he continued to advance. The enemy gun then ceased to fire and his section pushed on to find that all members of the three enemy gun crews had been killed and that Corporal French had died in front of the third gun pit.



Corporal John. Edmondson V.C.
Corporal John. Edmondson V.C.
Address: Bigge Street, City Council
City/Town: Liverpool
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A clock commemorates John Edmondson who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.  He was the first Australian Victoria Cross winner of World War Two.



On the 13th April 1941 at Tobruk in Libya during an enemy attack , platoon commander F.A.Mackell decided to dislodge the Germans with a bayonet charge and he attacked with Edmondson and five privates. During this counter-attack Edmondson was wounded in the neck and stomach, but he advanced and killed one enemy with his bayonet. Later Mackell was bayoneting a German who held on to him as another came up from behind. Edmondson, some metres away, immediately came to his assistance and in spite of his wounds killed both enemy. The party then returned to their post with a prisoner. Edmondson, badly wounded, died the next morning.



Corporal K. Gibson
Corporal K. Gibson
Address: High Street
City/Town: Evandale
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Corporal K. Gibson who died on active service in 1943 during World War Two



Corporal Leo O`Loughlin
Corporal Leo O`Loughlin
Address: Hardies Hill Road, Garibaldi Hall
City/Town: Garibaldi
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Garibaldi Memorial Gate is dedicated to Corporal Leo O'Loughlin who died in a Prisoner of War in Siam on December 20th 1943.



Corporal Rod Breavington
Corporal Rod Breavington
Address: James Street, Police Station
City/Town: Northcote
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Corporal Rod Breavington who was executed by the Japanese at Changi as a prisoner of war during World War Two


Corporal Rodney Breavington & Private Victor Lawrence Gale
Corporal Rodney Breavington & Private Victor Lawrence Gale
Address: Anderson Road, Royal Australian Ordnance Corps Memorial Park
City/Town: Bandiana
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Bandiana World War Two memorial is specifically dedicated to the lives of Corporal Rodney Breavington and Private Victor Lawrence Gale. The monument comprises of two obelisks joined at the base, engraved only with the surnames of the men.


Corporal Rodney Breavington and Private Victor Gale escaped from Singapore in May 1942 by stealing a fishing boat and attempting to sail to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). After an epic voyage of nearly 2000 kilometres, and near their destination, they were picked up by a Japanese warship and returned to Changi in July.


After their recapture and the recapture of two British prisoners, the Selarang Barracks POWs (which numbered around 15000) refused to sign a pledge not to escape, and were forced to crowd in the areas around the barracks square for nearly five days with little water and no sanitation. Corporal Rodney Breavington, Private Victor Gale and the two British prisoners were executed with Breavington pleading for the life of Gale who he said was only acting under orders.


The executions failed to break the spirit of the Selarang Barracks prisoners but the commanders finally capitulated on 5 September when their men started to fall ill and die from dysentery. Upon signing the pledge, the men were allowed to return to the barracks buildings. 


Corporal Breavington's action inspired a poem the 'Corporal and his Pal' by one of the witnesses to the executions.


 


Corporal S. T. Staughton
Corporal S. T. Staughton
Address: High Street
City/Town: Melton
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial lamp on a sculptured base commemorating Corporal S.T. Staughton, a soldier in the South African (Boer) War



Corporal Walter Brown
Corporal Walter Brown
Address: 8 Pioneer Avenue, New Norfolk Primary School
City/Town: New Norfolk
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Walter Brown.



In July 1918 at Villers-Bretonneux, in France, Corporal Brown on his own initiative, crept out along a trench and made a dash towards the enemy post. He came under fire from another trench and was forced to take cover. He then dashed forward with a Mills grenade in his band and stood at the door of the dugout and called upon the enemy to surrender. One of the enemy rushed out and Corporal Brown knocked him down with his fist after a short scuffle.



An officer and 11 other soldiers surrendered and Corporal Brown bought the prisoners back to the Australian line while coming under heavy enemy fire. He was wounded twice in the month after the VC action and was discharged from the army in 1920 with the rank of sergeant.



He lied about his age in World War Two claiming he was 39 when he joined up in 1940. He was actually 54. he was part of the 8th division which was sent to Malaya in 1941. When the Australians were ordered to surrender to the Japanese in Singapore, Brown’s last recorded words were “No surrender for me”. His body was never recovered



Corporal Walter Clement Briggs
Corporal Walter Clement Briggs
Address: Back Cudgewa Road
City/Town: Cudgewa
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial obelisk commemorates Corporal Walter Clement Briggs who died during the Boer War.



Corporal Walter Laishley Spier
Corporal Walter Laishley Spier
Address: Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill Council Chambers
City/Town: Hunters Hill
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Corporal Walter Laishley Spier who was killed in the South African ( Boer ) War.



Corporal Walter Laishley Spier Memorial
Corporal Walter Laishley Spier Memorial
Address: Ferry Road & Ambrose Street, All Saints Anglican Church
City/Town: Hunters Hill
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial commemorates Corporal Walter Laishley Spier who died in the Boer War. A polished red granite cross with base on a larger rough-cut stone set on a concrete slab within a low iron railing. Located within the grounds of All Saints Anglican Church, Hunters Hill.


 


Corporal William Dunstan V.C.
Corporal William Dunstan V.C.
Address: 101 English Street, Golden Point Learning & Cultural Environment Centre
City/Town: Golden Point
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Corporal William Dunstan who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War One. The memorial  also acknowledges all former pupils of the former Golden Point  school, including Corporal Dunstan, who served their country in times of conflict.



He was 20 years old and a Corporal in the 7th Battalion (Victoria), Australian Imperial Force during the First World War when he was awarded the V.C. for his actions on 9 August 1915, at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey. The enemy made a determined counter-attack on the centre of the newly captured trench held by a lieutenant (Frederick Harold Tubb), two corporals (Alexander Stewart Burton and Corporal Dunstan) and a few men. The enemy blew in the sand-bag barricade, leaving only a foot standing, but the lieutenant and the two corporals repelled the enemy and rebuilt the barricade. Twice more the enemy blew in the barricade and on each occasion they were repelled and the barricade rebuilt.



Dunstan was blind for almost a year after Lone Pine. He later achieved the rank of Lieutenant.



Corporal William Neville Horner
Corporal William Neville Horner
Address: 11 Dudley Lane, Poowong East Public Hall
City/Town: Poowong East
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a former Poowong East Primary School student, Corporal William Neville Horner who was killed during World War Two 


Cymbeline Huddart
Cymbeline Huddart
Address: Flinders & Swanston Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Cathedral
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a serviceman of the South African (Boer) War


D`Arcy Fernance
D`Arcy Fernance
Address: Wharf Street, Anglican Church
City/Town: St Albans
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Gunner D`Arcy Fernance who was killed in action in France in September 1917 during World War One.

D. Govey & E. Govey
D. Govey & E. Govey
Address: Valley Road, Mia Mia Hall
City/Town: Mia Mia
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Lance-Corporal D. Govey and Private E. Govey who lost their lives in World War Two



Daniel & John Barton
Daniel & John Barton
Address: 12 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba Memorial, Elsie Laver Park
City/Town: Mudgeeraba
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected in the Mudgeeraba School Centenary Year (1892 - 1992 ) pays tribute to twin brothers Daniel and John Barton, former pupils of the school who died on the same day during World War One. Daniel was a former teacher and head teacher at the school.



David John Willis
David John Willis
Address: Copeland & Beecroft Roads, Community Centre
City/Town: Beecroft
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial erected by the residents of the district to David John Willis who was killed in battle at Elandskop during the South African (Boer) War.



The subject of our illustration is one of many fine pieces of sculpture work turned out at the establishment of Mr. Frank Smith, of Rookwood,  who has been entrusted with several memorial tablets, and has executed some very pretty designs since the war in South Africa began. This monument was subscribed to by residents of Beecroft, Pennant Hills, Thornleigh, Epping, Marsfield and Ryde, and was unveiled on Sunday, November 24, 1901, on the Village Green at Beecroft. The fountain was unveiled by the member for Ryde in the State Parliament of New South Wales, Mr. Frank Farnell.

The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta), 14th December 1901.



 



Denis Joseph Murray
Denis Joseph Murray
Address: Copeland Street
City/Town: Gunning
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Denis Joseph Murray who died in the South African (Boer) War



Dick Brothers Memorial
Dick Brothers Memorial
Address: 173 Sports Complex Road, Penguin Sports & Services Club
City/Town: Penguin
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Dick Brothers Memorial is a framed photograph of two brothers killed in action in World Wars One and Two.



Donald Bennett
Donald Bennett
Address: Greenwattle Street, Airport
City/Town: Toowoomba
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Air-Vice Marshal Bennett was born in Toowoomba in 1910 and attended Toowoomba Prep School. He was an outstanding aviation pioneer, pilot, navigator, wireless operator and engineer. He joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1930, transferring to the Royal Air Force from 1931 to 1935. In 1936 he joined Imperial Airways and piloted Mercury, a Short Mayo seaplane, on record non stop flights from Iceland to Canada, and Scotland to South Africa. He still holds the long distance record for seaplanes for the latter flight of 9,650 miles in 42 hours. In 1938 and 1946 he was awarded the Oswald Watt Medal. He co-founded the Atlantic Ferry Organisation, rejoined the RAF in 1941, and was Air Officer Commanding Path Finder Force from 1942 to 1945. Don was the youngest officer promoted to Air-Vice Marshal in 1943. His awards include Commander of the British Empire, CBE, and Distinguished Service Order, DSO.


Donald McNeill & William Armstrong
Donald McNeill & William Armstrong
Address: 2 Winchester Street, St Alban`s Chapel, The Southport School
City/Town: Southport
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Window depicting the Crucifixon , placed in memory of two old Southportonians who fell at the front, was unveiled on the anniversary of the consecration of the chapel. Donald McNeill was member of the Royal Flying Corp and died on active service in 1917 and William Armstrong was a member of the AIF, lost at Gallipoli in 1915.



Sunday 12th November will be the anniversary of the consecration of the chapel at the Southport School, and his Grace the Archbishop of Brisbane has signified his intention of being present on that day. At the 11 a.m. service the Archbishop will unveil and dedicate a stained glass window in memory of two old Southportonians who fell at the front. The window has been designed by Mr. C. Tute, under the supervision of Messrs. Atkinson and Conrad and the work has been executed by Messrs. Exton and Co.

The Brisbane Courier, 3rd November 1922



Douglas McLaine
Douglas McLaine
Address: Clifton Street, St Paul`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Euroa
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Gate at the Anglican church was a gift from comrades and family in memory of Douglas McLaine who lost his life on August 17th 1943.



Dr James Patrick Taylor
Dr James Patrick Taylor
Address: Comur Street, Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall
City/Town: Yass
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Dr James Patrick Taylor, member of The Sandakan Underground in World War Two. Dr James Taylor pursued his professional career in the British Empire outpost known as British North Borneo, until the Japanese occupation during World War Two.


The Japanese allowed him to remain at his post, but he was imperceptibly drawn into the key role of organizing the underground movement, supporting Australian POWs until he was arrested and tortured. With his wife, he survived internment and returned to Australia.


E. H. Ings Memorial Gates
E. H. Ings Memorial Gates
Address: Queen & Stephens Streets, St Thomas` Anglican Church
City/Town: Binalong
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Memorial Gates erected by brothers and sisters of the church commemorates Private E. H. Ings who died Sandakan, Borneo in World War Two.


E. W. Baldwin Memorial Plaque
E. W. Baldwin Memorial Plaque
Address: McMahon & Raglan Streets, Liberty Hall
City/Town: St Arnaud
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a serviceman from World War Two


E.Cronk & W.P. Seccombe
E.Cronk & W.P. Seccombe
Address: Archer Street (D`Aguilar Highway)
City/Town: Woodford
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Trees with plaques commemorate E.Cronk and W.P. Seccombe were part of an avenue of trees which were planted on the 25th April 1920 in memory of the men of the Woodford district who died in World War One.



Earl Kitchener
Earl Kitchener
Address: Colina Street & Tingal Road
City/Town: Wynnum
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates the occasion when Lord Kitchener reviewed troops from Fort Lytton in 1910. He was well known for his command of British troops during the Boer War in South Africa in 1900, and this memorial, and Kitchener Park located on the other side of the railway line, are the only Queensland public mementos of his visit to Australia. Lord Kitcheners visit was made at the invitation of Australia in order that the young country might have the benefit of the great soldier's advice in preparing a scheme for the defence of the island continent.


The original cairn was dedicated on the 7th December 1929 by the Governor, Sir John Goodwin. When the cairn was demolished in 1963, the memorial stone was relocated to its present position.


Eddie Hudson
Eddie Hudson
Address: Flight Lieutenant Eddie Hudson Room, Airport
City/Town: Rockhampton
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Rockhampton man, Eddie Hudson who won the Distinguished Flying Cross, and who flew hte  "G for George" Lancaster bomber in World War Two.


He won the Distinguished Flying Cross and bar, and after many successful bombing raids over Europe survived the war and returned to Australia, eventually settling in Brisbane.


Edward "Ted" Kenna
Edward "Ted" Kenna
Address: Lonsdale Street, Sam Fitzpatrick Gardens
City/Town: Hamilton
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The people of Hamilton have paid the ultimate tribute to local World War Two veteran and Victoria Cross recipient Edward ‘Ted’ Kenna, who passed away in 2009, by erecting a statue in his honour at Sam Fitzpatrick Gardens. Lonsdale St Hamilton



Ted Kenna was awarded a Victoria Cross for "magnificent" bravery on a mountain side near Wewak in Papua New Guinea on the 15th May 1945 when he defied heavy fire to take possession of a Japanese machinegun post. He stood in full view of the enemy less than 50m away, firing his Bren gun from his hip. Bullets sheared between his arms and torso as he stood defiant and once his Bren gun ammunition was spent he picked up a rifle and picked off enemy gunners. This action made it possible for his company's attack to succeed.



 



 



Edward "Teddy" Sheean
Edward "Teddy" Sheean
Address: Gilbert Street, Sheean Walk
City/Town: Latrobe
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument at the entrance to Sheean Walk commemorates VC recipient Edward "Teddy " Sheean.



Teddy Sheean enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy as an Ordinary Seaman. During May 1942, Teddy was posted to the new Bathurst Class corvette HMAS Armidale.



On 1st December 1943, HMAS Armidale came under a sustained air attack whilst enroute to Timor from nine bombers, three fighters and a floatplane. Two explosions rocked the Armidale causing the `Abandon Ship` order. As the crew were abandoning the ship, survivors were machine-gunned in the water so Ordinary-seaman Edward `Teddy` Sheean, although having been wounded twice himself, manned an anti aircraft gun.



As the Arafura Sea closed over the stern, `Teddy` remained at the gun and continued to engage the enemy aircraft, sacrificing himself to save his shipmates. “Teddy” was posthumously Mentioned in Despatches, second only to receive a posthumous Victoria Cross.



Edward George Honey
Edward George Honey
Address: Birdwood Avenue
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Edward George Honey who is attributed as being the person who suggested the ritual of observing the two minutes silence to fallen soldiers.


The concept of a remembrance silence appears to have originated with an Australian journalist, Edward George Honey. Honey was born in St Kilda, Melbourne, in 1885 and died of consumption in England in 1922. In 1962, a group of Melbourne citizens formed a committee to obtain recognition for Honey as the man `who taught the world how to remember`.


For many years, a South African politician, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, had been credited with the idea. The Melbourne committee succeeded in establishing that `the solemn ceremony of silence now observed in all British countries in remembrance of those who died in war` was first published by Edward Honey.


Honey published a letter in the London Evening News on 8 May 1919 under the pen name of Warren Foster, in which he appealed for five-minute silence of national remembrance. Sir Percy Fitzpatrick called for a period of silence on Armistice Day, 11 November, in all countries of the British Empire which was approved by King George V . Five minutes silence was deemed too long and two minutes was decided upon.


Edward Kenna V.C.
Edward Kenna V.C.
Address: Hume Highway, Pheasants Nest Heavy Vehicles Rest Area
City/Town: Pheasants Nest
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates Edward Kenna who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



Edward "Ted" Kenna VC (6 July 1919 – 8 July 2009) was the last living Australian Second World War recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. 



Edward Kenna received his Victoria Cross as part of a task to take enemy positions in the South West Pacific in 1945. When ordered forward to deal with a machine gun post, Kenna’s platoon suffered casualties.  Kenna attempted engaging the bunker but was unable due to the lay of the land. Without orders and on his own initiative Kenna stood in full view of the enemy less than fifty yards away firing his Bren gun from the hip.  Kenna came under fire from the enemy so much so that bullets passed between his arms and his body.



Without hesitation Kenna remained exposed and continued to fire until he was out of ammunition, he called for a rifle and despite the machine gun fire he managed to shoot the machine gunner with his first round. A further enemy moved in into position behind the first machine gun but Kenna remained standing and killed him with his very next round. Due to Edward Kenna’s actions and bravery no further losses were incurred and the bunker was captured along with numerous automatic weapons.



 



 



Edward Lawrence Edwards
Edward Lawrence Edwards
Address: McCoy Street, Eddington Community Centre
City/Town: Eddington
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Edward Lawrence Edwards who was killed in June 1943 during World War Two



Edward Little
Edward Little
Address: Trundle - Tullamore Road
City/Town: Trundle
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates the patron and benefactor of the Trundle Troop of 6th Light Horse Regiment


Edward Piesse & Maxwell Dickenson
Edward Piesse & Maxwell Dickenson
Address: Midland Highway & Kimberley Street, St Mark`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Pontville
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Edward Piesse and Maxwell Dickenson who lost their lives during World War Two

Edward Robertson Memorial Park
Edward Robertson Memorial Park
Address: Edward Street
City/Town: Port Wakefield
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Edward Robertson who died in Sandakan in World War Two on the 23rd May 1945.



Edward `Teddy` Sheean
Edward `Teddy` Sheean
Address: Dial Street, HMAS Shropshire Naval Memorial Park
City/Town: Ulverstone
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial to Victoria Cross recipient, Edward "Teddy " Sheean.



Teddy Sheean enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy as an Ordinary Seaman. During May 1942, Teddy was posted to the new Bathurst Class corvette HMAS Armidale.



On 1st December 1942, HMAS Armidale came under a sustained air attack whilst enroute to Timor from nine bombers, three fighters and a floatplane. Two explosions rocked the Armidale causing the `Abandon Ship` order. As the crew were abandoning the ship, survivors were machine-gunned in the water so Ordinary-seaman Edward `Teddy` Sheean, although having been wounded twice himself, manned an anti aircraft gun. As the Arafura Sea closed over the stern, `Teddy` remained at the gun and continued to engage the enemy aircraft, sacrificing himself to save his shipmates. “Teddy” was posthumously Mentioned in Despatches, second only to receive a posthumous Victoria Cross.



 



Edwin Bawden
Edwin Bawden
Address: Woolshed Road, Monument Hill
City/Town: Eldorado
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates farrier Edwin Charles Bawden, a South African War soldier.



Edwin Bawden who fought in the South African War died in the Melbourne Hospital from pneumonia after a bout of measles. He had been invalided home on the ship Britannic and died in the Melbourne Hospital on the 9th August 1901. He was 23 years old.



Edwin Begley
Edwin Begley
Address: Railway Parade, Cemetery Anglican KA 344
City/Town: Karrakatta
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial to an Australian buried in England to commemorate his service and sacrifice in World War One.


Edwin Begley was Australian by nationality, but died and was buried in England in 1917. The memorial gives public recognition to his service during the Great War (1914-1918). During the war the British Government recruited experienced wood joiners from Australia to work on the construction of the Sopwith Camel aircraft in England. Edwin Begley volunteered for duty and was accepted. He travelled to England by troop ship where he worked in the Kingston on Thames Sopwith Aircraft Factory. Begley died in England on 6 August 1917 of illnesses associated with one of the wartime epidemics that swept England at that time. He was buried at Kingston on Thames cemetery. His grave in England is still retained with a headstone that recognises him as being from Perth, Western Australia.


Edwin Knox
Edwin Knox
Address: Fitzroy Street & Beaconsfield Parade, Cleve Gardens
City/Town: St Kilda
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

One metre high drinking fountain commemorating Edwin Knox of the Victorian Bushmen`s Corps who died in the South African War, aged 24. The fountain was updated and rededicated in 2012. 


A memorial inscription plaque in close proximity gives details of the memorial:-


Edwin Knox Memorial

Cleve Gardens


Edwin Knox drowned in South Africa in 1901 while serving in the Boer War. He had grown up in St Kilda but was working in the Toongabbie district in South Eastern Victoria when he enlisted. Upon news of his death, public subscriptions were taken up in St Kilda and Toongabbie for a memorial to be erected in St Kilda. The unveiling took place on 23 February 1902.


The St Kilda Rifle Club has combined with the St Kilda Tradesmen's Club for the purpose of erecting a suitable emblem to perpetuate the memory of their late fellow citizen, Trooper Edwin (Ted) Knox, of the Bushmen's Contingent, known as "The Fighting Third" who ...drowned whilst on active service at Wonderboom, South Africa. Edwin Knox was the son of Captain H. M. Knox ...and was well and creditably known in the district. Subscriptions are asked for.


The Argus, Saturday 20 April 1901


The bluestone pedestal with marble plaque is all that remains of the original memorial. This contemporary silhouette illustrates the fountain's ornamental design. After the removal of the original fountain, a basin with drinking taps was installed, also included in this interpretation. The round footpath marker indicates the ideal vantage point.


This project, completed in 2012, is part of the City of Port Phillip monuments and memorials restoration program and is supported by the National Boer War Memorial Association, together with local and state branches of the Returned Service League Of Australia.


Elaine Balfour-Ogilvy
Elaine Balfour-Ogilvy
Address: James Avenue, Renmark & Paringa Library
City/Town: Renmark
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Library named for Elaine Balfour-Ogilvy who was killed in the massacre of nurses on Banka Island in World War Two.


Elaine Balfour-Ogilvy was born in Renmark, in 1912,  and was a member of a well known pioneer family with a remarkable record of war service. In 1940; as a trained nurse, she  enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and was posted to Singapore in January 1941 and from there to Port Jackson on the Malay Peninsula and then Lampai in South Johore.


Following the attack on Pearl Harbour the Casualty Clearing Station was moved from Lampai to the Kluang airfield where an operating theatre and wards were set up under canvas. When it became obvious that Singapore would fall, many nurses despite their protestations were forced to leave the island. The 2/4th`Casualty Clearing Station, however, remained as a complete unit.


The 65 nurses in this Unit were evacuated on February 12, 1942; in the E.M.S, Vyner Brooke. On the 14th the ship was attacked by Japanese bombers, with many losing their lives either then or subsequently in the crocodile and shark infested waters while endeavouring to reach Banka Island.


Those including Elaine, who reached the island were forced to walk back into the sea by Japanese soldiers who using machine guns killed them. Only Sister Bulwinkel survived, by allowing herself, to be washed to and fro in the surf as though, dead. She was later taken into captivity, during which time she concealed the bullet hole in her frock with a slung water bottle, fearing otherwise that her story of the Banka massacre would be silenced permanently with her death.


Elliott Gardens
Elliott Gardens
Address: High Street, Elliott Gardens
City/Town: Charlton
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Elliott Gardens were named in honour of a renowned officer of the Boer War and World War One, Major General H. E. Elliott, who was born and raised at West Charlton.


Harold Edward "Pompey" Elliott CB, CMG, DSO, DCM, VD (19 June 1878 – 23 March 1931) was a senior officer in the Australian Army during World War One. Elliot also served as a Senator in the Australian parliament.


Ennis and Elmes Memorial Trees
Ennis and Elmes Memorial Trees
Address: King Valley Road, Cheshunt Hall
City/Town: Cheshunt
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Trees commemorates Caroline Ennis and Dorothy Elmes who were nurses stationed in Singapore in 1942. Ennis died as a result of the bombing of the "Vyner Brooke" and Elmes was massacred by the Japanese on Bangka Island.


 On 12 February 1942, with the fall of Singapore to the Japanese imminent, sixty-five Australian Army nurses, including Sister Vivian Bullwinkel, were evacuated from the besieged city on the small coastal steamer Vyner Brooke. As the Vyner Brooke was passing between Sumatra and Borneo, Japanese aircraft bombed and strafed the overloaded ship and it sank quickly.


The survivors in lifeboats were strafed by Japanese aircraft but some reached Bangka Island off the coast of Sumatra. Twelve Australian nurses were either killed in the attack on the ship or drowned in the sea. The remaining fifty-three nurses reached Bangka Island . The 22 Australian nurses were ordered by the Japanese into the sea and shot. Vivian Bullwinkle who pretended to be dead was the only survivor. Realising that the lives of all survivors of the Vyner Brooke would be at risk if the Japanese discovered what she had seen, Sister Bullwinkel concealed her wound from the Japanese and treated it herself. She survived harsh imprisonment to give evidence of the massacre at a war crimes trial in Tokyo in 1947.


Ensign Henry Middleton Blackburn
Ensign Henry Middleton Blackburn
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church. North Wall No 72
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Ensign Henry Middleton Blackburn (aged 23 years) of the 99th Regiment who was killed in action with Maoris in the Valley of the Horokiwi, New Zealand in 1846



On 6 August 1846, a battle occurred between approximately 400 imperial, colonial and kūpapa (Māori fighting alongside the government) forces, and several hundred Ngāti Toa led by Te Rangihaeata. 



Troops under Major Edward Last began climbing Battle Hill at about 9 a.m. on 6 August. In miserable conditions they struggled up through the wet, heavy bush that covered the steep hillside, following a party of soldiers who felled trees as they went. Three of the advance party were killed. One was Private Thomas Tuite of the 99th Regiment, a former labourer from Dublin. Another – Leading Seaman William Roberts, captain of the mizzen-top on HMS Calliope – was mortally wounded.



Acting Ensign Henry Middleton Blackburn of the 99th Regiment, who was one of the officers leading the advance party, was shot by a Ngāti Toa sniper concealed in a tree.



It was initially intended to bury Blackburn at ‘Camp Paramatta’ (on the site of the Paremata Barracks, now in Ngatitoa Domain, Porirua City, New Zealand).  Instead his body was conveyed to Wellington on H.M.S. Castor and interred with military honours in the presence of Governor George Grey on 14 August. 



 



Eric Benjafield
Eric Benjafield
Address: 9A Fenton Street, St Johns Anglican Church
City/Town: Devonport
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Gunner Eric W Benjafield who died of wounds in 1917 during World War One.



At the Nubeena hall a large gathering assembled to bid farewell to Gunner Eric Benjafield, who is leaving for the front. Mr. A. Hayes, in making a presentation to Gunner Benjafield, spoke in high terms of the respect in which he was held, of his ability as a rifleman, and of the fact that war had not been declared a week before he had volunteered, but that circumstances had prevented his going sooner.

The Mercury (Hobart), 13th February 1917.



On Sunday evening at St John`s church, in the presence of a large congregation, the Rector, Rev. G. Rowe,

B.A., unveiled a memorial tablet erected to the memory of Gunner E. Benjafield, who lost his life in France. The

preacher took for his text the gospel of the day, dealing with a sacrifice, and he gave a very appropriate address.

The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas), 16th January 1918.



Eric Graham
Eric Graham
Address: Peterborough Avenue, Graham Park
City/Town: Lake Illawarra
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Graham Park is dedicated to the memory of Eric Charles Graham , a soldier of 2/7 Independent Company, killed in action on the 12th January 1943, aged 21 years, at Vickers Ridge, Mumbo, Papua New Guinea. 


Ernest Benton
Ernest Benton
Address: Frankston - Flinders Road, Tyabb Central Recreation Reserve
City/Town: Tyabb
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Ernest Benton, 6th Battery Australian Field Battery (AFA) who died of injuriesreceived while  releasing a horse from a flagpole



The plaque is now in a garden bed near the Tyabb War Memorial as the flagpole was removed in 2013 due to safty concerns.  This information was provided on 30 April 2013 by Colin Myers, Team Leader - Asset Management & Samantha Dalla Santa, Contract Coordinator, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council



Ernest Grant
Ernest Grant
Address: Bogong Street
City/Town: Thurgoona
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Ernest Grant Park was named to commemorate Private Ernest Grant who was killed during the Battle of Long Tan in 1966 during the Vietnam War. 



Private Grant, 20, a farm hand from Thurgoona, was among 17 members of Delta Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, killed fighting communist Vietnamese forces on August 18, 1966.  Private Grant, a Regular Army enlistee, was one of 14 soldiers from the Albury-Wodonga district who died in Vietnam.



Ernest James Rowe
Ernest James Rowe
Address: Murray Valley Highway, Uniting Church
City/Town: Yalca
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Tablet commemorates Ernest James Rowe who was killed in action during the South African (Boer) War


Ernest James Rowe
Ernest James Rowe
Address: Yalca Church Road, Yielima Uniting Church
City/Town: Yielima
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Ernest James Rowe who was killed in the South African (Boer) War in JUne 1901



Ernest Ridler & Mark Richardson
Ernest Ridler & Mark Richardson
Address: Main Road, Tasman Ex-Service Club
City/Town: Nubeena
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Sergeant Ernest Ridler of the 25th Battalion and Private Mark Richardson who were both killed in action in France in 1918 during World War One

F. B. Leather
F. B. Leather
Address: Learmonth Road & Warrenheip Street
City/Town: Buninyong
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A park seat commemorates F. B. (Derek) Leather M.C.  



F. Henshaw, W.Owen & R.S. Erwin
F. Henshaw, W.Owen & R.S. Erwin
Address: 37 McLeod Road, Patterson River Fire Station
City/Town: Carrum
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates two firemen, F. Henshaw and W.Owen who were killed in action in France in 1916, and R.S. Erwin who died of illness during World War One

Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey
Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey
Address: Baylis Street, Victory Memorial Gardens
City/Town: Wagga Wagga
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates the centenary of the birth of Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey who was born at Lake Albert near Wagga Wagga.


Sir Thomas Albert Blamey GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED (24 January 1884 – 27 May 1951) was an Australian General of the Second World War . A general who attracted controversy but retained the confidence of prime ministers, who upheld Australia’s interests against British and American demands, and under whom the Australian Army was developed for the vital battles of the war in the Pacific during World War Two.


On 8 June 1950, Blamey was promoted to Field Marshal, the first and only Australian to reach the rank. Gravely ill, he was presented with his baton in a ceremony at the Heidelberg Repatriation General Hospital on 16 September 1950. Blamey never removed from his illness and died of a stroke on 27 May 1951.


 


Fireman A Thomas
Fireman A Thomas
Address: 126 High Street, Heathcote Fire Brigade
City/Town: Heathcote
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Framed decorative memorial photo of Fireman A Thomas, presented by Heathcote Fire Brigade, pays tribute to his service in World War One.


Flight -Sergeant Ken Banfield
Flight -Sergeant Ken Banfield
Address: Ocean & Boundary Streets, Library, Dudley Public School
City/Town: Dudley
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Clock and plaque commemorate Ken Banfield who was killed in World War Two.  


Sid Banfield donated a clock to the school in memory of his son, Ken Banfield , who enlisted in World War II as soon as he gained his Leaving Certificate. Ken joined the RAAF becoming a Flight Sergeant receiving his wing from King George VI. He was killed in an aircraft accident in England when Oxford Bomber hit power lines whilst attempting to land on a road on a foggy night. He was just 20 years old. 


The plaque underneath the clock was given by the citizens of Dudley. 


Flight Lieutenant Clement Cambell Mayberry
Flight Lieutenant Clement Cambell Mayberry
Address: 11 Dudley Lane, Poowong East Public Hall
City/Town: Poowong East
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a former Poowong East Primary School student, Flight Lieutenant Clement Cambell Mayberry who was killed during World War Two 


Flight Lieutenant Colin Astbury
Flight Lieutenant Colin Astbury
Address: High Street, Cemetery
City/Town: Avoca
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
The gates at the cemetery commemorate Flight Lieutenant Colin Astbury

Flight Lieutenant Douglas Pitt
Flight Lieutenant Douglas Pitt
Address: 61 Davey Street, Chapel, Airforce Association of Tasmania
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Flight Lieutenant Douglas Pitt who lost his life in a plane crash in January 1944.



Flight Lieutenant J. W. Yarra Memorial
Flight Lieutenant J. W. Yarra Memorial
Address: 86 Queen Street, Grafton Public School
City/Town: Grafton
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Jack Yarra an ex pupil of Grafton Public School was an ace Spitfire pilot based in the Mediterranean early in World War II. He shot down over a dozen enemy fighter planes. Following his action, he was posted to England to train younger pilots. Based in England, he was a Squadron Leader leading attacks against German flak ships off the coast of Holland. On the 10th December, 1942 Jack Yarra was shot down and his body washed ashore at Flushing - coast of Holland.


Flight Lieutenant Pat Hughes
Flight Lieutenant Pat Hughes
Address: Vale Street, Monaghan Hayes Place
City/Town: Cooma
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Flight Lieutenant Paterson Clarence Hughes killed in action in World War Two.



Clarence Hughes  was born on 19th September 1917 and attended Cooma Primary School to the age of 12 years - thence Fort Street High School joining the RAAF in 1936 at the age of 19 years and sailing to England in 1927 on a short term RAF Commission. After serving in 64 Fighter Squadron he was promoted to Acting Flight Lieutenant and posted to 234 Squadron as a Flight Commander where he demonstrated his extreme virtuosity as a leader and a pilot, being credited with 14 downed enemy aircraft plus other shared and unconfirmed planes making him the highest scoring Non-British Fighter Pilot in the Battle of Britain.



His victims are said to include the flamboyant German Ace Oblt. Franz Von Wirra who safely landed his damaged aircraft in England. Paterson Hughes` close-in and aggressive tactics led to his demise on 7th September 1940 with his aircraft being struck by debris from an exploding bomber which he was attacking. He was the driving force in the achievements of 234 Squadron RAF and he lies at rest in St. James Yard, Sutton in Holderness, Hull, England.



Flight Lieutenant Paterson Clarence Hughes
Flight Lieutenant Paterson Clarence Hughes
Address: Terralong Street, Christ`s Church
City/Town: Kiama
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Tablet commemorates Flight Lieutenant Paterson Clarence Hughes who was killed ina ction during the Battle of Britain in World War Two.



He was born on 19th September 1917 and attended Cooma Primary School to the age of 12 years - thence Fort Street High School joining the RAAF in 1936 at the age of 19 years and sailing to England in 1937 on a short term RAF commission.



After serving in 64 Fighter Squadron he was promoted to Acting Flight Lieutenant and posted to 234 Squadron as a Flight Commander where he demonstrated his extreme virtuosity as a leader and a pilot, being credited with 14 downed enemy aircraft plus other shared and unconfirmed planes making him the highest scoring Non-British Fighter Pilot in the Battle of Britain.



His victims are said to include the flamboyant German Ace Oblt. Franz Von Wirra who safely landed his damaged aircraft in England.



Paterson Hughes' close-in and aggressive tactics led to his demise on 7th September, 1940 with his aircraft being struck by debris from an exploding bomber which he was attacking.



He was the driving force in the achievements of 234 Squadron RAF and he lies at rest in St. James Church Yard, Sutton in Holderness, Hull, England.



Flight Lieutenant Stuart Crosby Walch
Flight Lieutenant Stuart Crosby Walch
Address: 71 Nelson Road, The Hutchins School
City/Town: Sandy Bay
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Stuart Walch, a former pupil of the Hutchins School who died in the Battle of Britain during World War Two. 



Stuart Crosby Walch was one of 21 Australians who took part in the Battle of Britain (14 of whom died) and is the only Tasmanian to appear on the Battle of Britain Honour Roll in Westminster Abbey. He attended the Hutchins School from February 1927 until December 1934. He was 'a thorough sportsman' and extremely popular with his peers.



Appointed Flight Commander of 238 Squadron (B flight) in May 1940, he led several successful raids against the German Luftwaffe. On 11 August 1940 he led his section on patrol over Portland, where they encountered an enemy force of about 150 aircraft. Heavily outnumbered, his Hawker Hurricane was shot down off the south coast of England. His body was never recovered



Flight Sergeant Bernard Carter
Flight Sergeant Bernard Carter
Address: Short Street, Advance Hall
City/Town: Bowning
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial clock to Flight Sergeant Bernard Keith Falls Carter killed in an air crash during World War Two.


Flight Sergeant Clifford Berger Hopgood
Flight Sergeant Clifford Berger Hopgood
Address: Royal Parade, The Woods Memorial Playground
City/Town: Ashgrove
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A kauri pine commemorates Flight Sergeant Clifford Berger Hopgood who was killed in action in February 1944 during World War Two.



Flight Sergeant G. Charles Cooper
Flight Sergeant G. Charles Cooper
Address: Melrose Road, Melrose Memorial Hall
City/Town: Melrose
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Flight Sergeant G. Charles Cooper, Royal Australian Air Force who was posted as missing during World War Two.



Flight Sergeant J.W. Van Cooten & Private J.O. Etheridge
Flight Sergeant J.W. Van Cooten & Private J.O. Etheridge
Address: Burra Burri Road, Pelican Hall
City/Town: Pelican
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Plaques in Pelican Hall dedicated to Flight Sergeant J.W. Van Cooten & Prvate J.O. Etheridge who died in World War Two.



Flight Sergeant J.W. Van Cooten was killed in action in Montdidier France on the 18th June 1944 and Private J.O. Etheridge died in a P.O.W. Camp in Borneo in  19th July 1944 . Both men were aged 23 years.



Flight Sergeant Maurice Edward Trimnell
Flight Sergeant Maurice Edward Trimnell
Address: 11 Dudley Lane, Poowong East Public Hall
City/Town: Poowong East
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a former Poowong East Primary School student, Flight Sergeant Maurice Edward Trimnell who was killed during World War Two  


Flight-Lieutenant A. P. Greenfield
Flight-Lieutenant A. P. Greenfield
Address: King Street, RSL Veterans Home
City/Town: Caboolture
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Flag pole commemorates Flight Lieutenant A P Greenfield DFC who served in World War Two


Florence McKenzie O.B.E
Florence McKenzie O.B.E
Address: Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates her service to Australia.  Mrs Florence McKenzie was the first woman in Australia to graduate in electrical engineering.



In July 1938 Florence joined the Australian Women`s Flying Club in Sydney, becoming an instructor in Morse code. She formed the Women`s Emergency Signallers Corps (WESC), foreseeing that Australian defence would need wireless telegraphists and signallers. She became impatient waiting for the Royal Australian Air Force to recruit women and offered her trainees to the Royal Australian Navy, fourteen of whom were accepted, forming the nucleus for the Women`s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS).



In May 1941, the Royal Australian Air Force appointed Mrs McKenzie as an honorary Flight Officer in the Women`s Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) in appreciation of her services.  She was also responsible for training many men, including United States forces and in 1950, was awarded an Order of the British Empire.



Flying Officer Arthur Fox & Sergeant Pilot Colin O`Donnell
Flying Officer Arthur Fox & Sergeant Pilot Colin O`Donnell
Address: 13 Wentworth Street, Manly Municipal Library
City/Town: Manly
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Fox and O`Donnell,  Council staff who were killed in World War Two.


Flying Officer Ian Stoeckel
Flying Officer Ian Stoeckel
Address: South Road, Entrance to Glandore Sporting Oval
City/Town: Glandore
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Ian Stoeckel who was killed in action on the 9th November 1943. Ian Stoeckel was the only son of Mr & Mrs O.H.Stoeckel of Glandore. Prior to enlisting he was a member of staff of the National Bank in Burra. 



Many Burra folk will learn with regret of the death of Flying-Officer Ian Stoeckel, who has been reported killed in action in air operations in England. Ian was well and favorably known here and was prior to his enlistment, a member of the staff of the local branch of the National Bank. He also associated himself with sport and other matters, and was well liked by everyone with whom he came in contact. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Stoeckel. of Glandore.

Burra Record (SA), 16 November 1943.



Flying Officer W.V.Scott
Flying Officer W.V.Scott
Address: Bringelly Road & Edmondson Avenue, Scott Memorial Park
City/Town: Austral
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial park commemorates Flying Officer W.V.Scott.


Francis Brammall
Francis Brammall
Address: Amelia & Lincoln Street, St Aidan`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Lindisfarne
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Francis John Brammall who was killed in action on France in September 1918.



Monument characteristics :



A brass plaque on a carved wooden mount 



Francis Smith Memorial Park
Francis Smith Memorial Park
Address: Macquarie Road, Next to Library and Council offices
City/Town: Springwood
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Park commemorates Private Francis Smith.


Francis Smith came to Australia in 1832 as a guard in the convict ship ‘Catherine Stewart Forbes’, and was stationed at Sydney, Parramatta, Liverpool, Mount Victoria, Coxs River, Emu Plains and 17 Mile Hollow (Bull’s Camp, Linden) to guard convict road workers and to protect travellers on the Western Road.  He died at Springwood in 1836. Originally buried at the Springwood Stockade, his headstone was later moved to Springwood Cemetery.


Frank Partridge V.C. Memorial
Frank Partridge V.C. Memorial
Address: Partridge & Cooper Streets, Memorial Park
City/Town: Macksville
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument to Frank Partridge VC who lived on a farm near Macksville.


On 24 July 1945 at Bonis Peninsula, Bougainville (now Papua New Guinea) during an engagement with the enemy, Frank Partridge’s section came under particularly heavy fire and he was hit twice, in the left arm and the left thigh. Despite his wounds, and disregarding the heavy fire, he retrieved a Bren gun from a dead gunner and passed it on to another man and told him to give covering fire. He then rushed the enemy bunker, silenced it with a grenade, and killed the only living occupant with his knife. He cleared the dead from the entrance to the bunker and rushed another bunker but loss of blood caused him to halt and call for aid. His platoon moved forward but overwhelming enemy fire caused it to withdraw. His award was the first made to a militiaman.


Frank Partridge V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Frank Partridge V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Remembrance Drive
City/Town: Menangle
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest Area commemorates Frank Partridge who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) for his action in Bougainville during World War Two.



In July 1945, aged 20, and with 3 bullets in him, he single-handedly destroyed a Japanese machine-gun nest and became the youngest Victoria Cross winner of the War. Apparently he stormed the enemy position throwing a grenade and yelling "Come out and fight" before diving into the bunker and killing a Japanese soldier with his knife.



Frank Partridge V.C. Military Museum
Frank Partridge V.C. Military Museum
Address: 29 High Street
City/Town: Bowraville
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The museum is named in honour of Private Frank Partridge, the youngest and last Victoria Cross winner of World War Two.



From June 1945 the 8th Battalion operated in northern Bougainville, containing Japanese forces on the Bonis Peninsula. On 24 July Partridge was a member of a patrol ordered to destroy an enemy post, known as Base 5. The Australians came under heavy machine-gun fire. Despite wounds to his arm and thigh, Partridge rushed the nearest bunker, killing its occupants with grenade and knife, then began to attack a second bunker until loss of blood forced him to stop. Partridge was awarded the Victoria Cross for this action.



Frank Partridge V.C. Public School
Frank Partridge V.C. Public School
Address: Centenary Parade
City/Town: Nambucca Heads
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A school commemorates Frank Partridge who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



In July 1945, aged 20, and with 3 bullets in him, he single-handedly took out a Japanese machine-gun nest and became the youngest VC winner of the War. Apparently he stormed the enemy position throwing a grenade and yelling "Come out and fight" before diving into the bunker and killing a Japanese soldier with his knife.



A self educated man and north-coast banana grower, he later rose to fame as a TV quiz champion on Pick-A-Box, later losing in 1964 to Barry Jones who was later to become a Federal minister. Frank Partridge tragically died later in 1964. He had been married for only 13 months and had a 3 month old son when he was killed as the result of a car accident.



Fred Simpson
Fred Simpson
Address: Point Lonsdale & Williams Road, Williams Road Entrance, Queenscliff Cemetery
City/Town: Point Lonsdale
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Fred Simpson who was a member of the Victorian Permanent Artillery



Frederick Isaac Kilpatrick
Frederick Isaac Kilpatrick
Address: 263 Marsden Road, Macquarie Community College Computer Room
City/Town: Carlingford
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates one of the first persons from New South Wales to pay the supreme sacrifice for his country. 


An assistant teacher from Carlingford Public School, Frederick Isaac Kilpatrick was a corporal in the New South Wales Lancers. Mr Kilpatrick fell on the battlefield at Rendsburg, South Africa on 16 January 1900 aged 26 years.


Frederick Johnson
Frederick Johnson
Address: Montague Street, St Vincents Gardens North
City/Town: Albert Park
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Shelter commemorates Frederick Miller Johnson who died at Gallipoli during World War One


Frederick Miller & Francis Lodge
Frederick Miller & Francis Lodge
Address: Cathedral Avenue, Soldiers` Chapel, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Frederick Sumner Miller and Francis Miller Lodge who were killed in action in France in World War One. The kneelers for the altar were given in their memory.



Fulton Brothers
Fulton Brothers
Address: 12 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba Memorial, Elsie Laver Park
City/Town: Mudgeeraba
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected in memory of the six Fulton Brothers of Mudgeeraba who enlisted in World War One. Three of the brothers paid the supreme sacrifice.



General Birdwood
General Birdwood
Address: Chapman Road & Forrest Street
City/Town: Geraldton
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Birdwood House was named after General Birdwood , Commander of the ANZACs at Gallipoli. Birdwood House was completed in 1935 by Mr A.E. Crothers, to a design by Mr Tom Roberts. The official unveiling of the War Memorial and opening of Birdwood House were carried out on the 1 September 1935, by His Excellency Lieutenant-Governor, Sir James Mitchell and Mr A. Yeates, State President of the RSL, respectively.



Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, CIE, DSO (13 September 1865 – 17 May 1951) was a First World War British general who is best known as the commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915.



The Geraldton R.S.L. are unveiling the War Memorial and officially opening Birdwood House, at the corner of Eleanor and Forrest streets, on Sunday, September 1, at 3 p.m. The occasion will be celebrated appropriately, and Alf. Anderson (president) and Frank Dunne (secretary) are leaving nothing undone on the organising side. A big crowd is expected, and representatives of several other sub-branches will be present to congratulate the diggers of Geraldton on many years of good work, of which the memorial and the building will be tangible evidence.

Western Mail (Perth), 22nd August 1935.



 



 



General Sir John Monash
General Sir John Monash
Address: 261 North Road, Brighton Cemetery
City/Town: Caulfield South
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates the 80th Anniversary of Monash’s death . The plaque commissioned by the Spirit of Australia Foundation, was developed by Joe Salfas, Past President of VAJEX and SoA Director, and Michael Bennett, on behalf of the Monash family.



Sir John Monash GCMG, KCB, VD (27 June 1865 – 8 October 1931) was a civil engineer who became the Australian military commander in the First World War. He commanded the 13th Infantry Brigade before the War and then became commander of the 4th Brigade in Egypt shortly after the outbreak of the War with whom he took part in the Gallipoli campaign. In July 1917 he took charge of the new Australian 3rd Division in north-west France and in May 1918 he was made commander of the Australian Corps, at the time the largest individual corps on the Western Front.



Geoffrey Knight
Geoffrey Knight
Address: 96 Horace Street, Sea Lake Memorial Hall
City/Town: Sea Lake
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A stained glass window commemorates Geoffrey Knight who was killed in action in 1917 during World War One



George Beseler
George Beseler
Address: 96 Horace Street, Sea Lake Memorial Hall
City/Town: Sea Lake
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A stained glass window commemorates George Beseler who was killed in action in 1916 during World War One



George Cartwright V.C.
George Cartwright V.C.
Address: Gwydir Highway, Kurrajong Memorial
City/Town: Inverell
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates George Cartwright who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



George Cartwright enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) at Inverell in 1915 and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery at Road Wood near Mont St Quentin in 1918. On 31 August 1918, the Australian Corps assaulted the enemy`s formidable position at Mont St Quentin, overlooking Péronne. Lacking adequate artillery support at the outset, the leading troops were stopped by machine-gun fire from a post at the corner of Road Wood. Without hesitation, Private Cartwright stood up and walked towards the gun, firing his rifle from the shoulder: he shot the gunner and two who tried to replace him.



Cartwright then threw a bomb at the post and, covered by the explosion, rushed forward, capturing the gun and nine German soldiers. Cheering loudly, the Australians renewed their advance. Cartwright was awarded the Victoria Cross. On 30 September, during the attack on the Hindenburg line, he was wounded in the head and left arm, and evacuated to England. Having received his V.C. from King George V, he returned to Australia and was discharged from the A.I.F. on 16 May 1919.



George Grice
George Grice
Address: Royal Parade, Trinity College Chapel
City/Town: Parkville
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Lieutenant George Grice of the 2nd Scottish Rifles who was killed in the OSuth African War in December 1901


George Ramsdale Witton
George Ramsdale Witton
Address: Main Street, Memorial Hall
City/Town: Coalstoun Lakes
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected in memory of George Ramsdale Witton who was court-martialled along with Lieutenants Peter Handcock and 'Breaker' Morant for the shooting of Boer prisoners during the Boer War. George Witton lived in Coalstoun Lakes from 1910 to 1939. The plaque is also in memory of all locals who fought in the Boer War and was dedicated on the 27th February  1902, the centenary of the court-martial.



George Ramsdale Witton (1874 – 1942) was a Lieutenant in the Bushveldt Carbineers in the Boer War in South Africa who was charged with murder and sentenced to death after the killing of a number of Boer Prisoners. He was subsequently reprieved by Kitchener, although Lieutenants Peter Handcock and Harry "Breaker" Morant who had been court martialed with him, were executed by a firing squad on 27 February 1902.



Witton strongly protested the charges and secured a legal opinion from Isaac Isaacs KC, an Australian member of parliament, who recommended that he should petition HM the King for a pardon . Lord Kitchener commuted Witton's sentence to life imprisonment. He was released from prison after a concerted effort by the Australian and South African governments and citizens of both countries. A petition signed by 80,000 Australians urged the Crown to pardons and release Witton and representations were also made by British MPs, including Winston Churchill. He returned to Australia on 12 November 1904 embittered after three years in prison and wrote a book giving his version of the events.



George Rowland Button
George Rowland Button
Address: 2135 Geelong-Ballan Road, Anakie Primary School
City/Town: Anakie
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet in Anakie School erected in memory of George Rowland Button who was killed at Wilmansrust , South Africa , on the 12th June 1901 during the Boer War. 


George W Gilberthorpe
George W Gilberthorpe
Address: Eaton & Darling Streets, St Andrew`s Congregational Church
City/Town: Balmain
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Electric Light in church installed by Miss Paddle in memory of George Gilberthorpe.


Gerald Commerford & Jack Northcott
Gerald Commerford & Jack Northcott
Address: Wharf & Grafton Streets, Maclean District Historical Society
City/Town: Maclean
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Clock dedicated by the residents of Lower Lawrence to these two men who were killed in World War Two.


Gerald Wilkinson Memorial Fountain
Gerald Wilkinson Memorial Fountain
Address: Clarendon Street, Town Hall
City/Town: Maryborough
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Sculptured drinking fountain commemorates Corporal Gerald Massey Ivor Wilkinson, killed in action in the South African (Boer) War



Gilbert Harry
Gilbert Harry
Address: Shields Street, Gympie Cemetery
City/Town: Gympie
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Headstone and plaque were erected at the grave of Gilbert Harry. Gilbert Harry served on the Western Front and was awarded the Military Medal and Military Cross and Bar for bravery. He died at the age of  38 in 1931 and was buried in a pauper's grave.


Glen Robinson
Glen Robinson
Address: Patapind Road, Noarlunga Institute
City/Town: Old Noarlunga
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A framed photograph commemorates Glen Robinson who was the first person from the town to enlist for service in World War One



Granville Cooper
Granville Cooper
Address: Pudman & Court Streets
City/Town: Boorowa
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Boer War Memorial is a red granite obelisk and it was erected by residents as a tribute to Granville Thomas Cooper who was killed in action in at Molopo, Ottoshoop, South Africa on October 12th 1900. The monument was unveiled by the Mayoress, Mrs Isaac Stevenson,  on 12th October. 1901 . The monument was erected at a cost of ₤90. 


Gregor McGregor
Gregor McGregor
Address: 68 Davey Street, Anglesea Barracks Memorial Wall
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque from tombstone commemorates the assistant surgeon of the 50th Regiment who died in 1835.



Group Captain Alan Douglas Groom
Group Captain Alan Douglas Groom
Address: 24 Gregory Terrace, War Memorial Library, Brisbane Grammar School
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected by a friend  in memory of Group Captain Alan Douglas Groom D.S.O; R.A.F.


Groom was the first Queenslander to win the Sword of Honour at Point Cook. He was a POW in WWII and won his DSO late in 1945 when at the end of the war he defied the Indonesians and arranged truces which saved the lives of thousands of British soldiers. Group Captain Groom who was the brother of Brisbane's Lord Mayor (Alderman T. Groom) ,was killed in a Vampire Jet crash in the Welsh mountains on the 23rd August 1956. 


Gunner A. E. Benson
Gunner A. E. Benson
Address: Cathedral Avenue, South Transept, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Plaque commemorates Gunner A. E. Benson who was killed in action in Dardanelles, Turkey in 1915 during World War One.



Alfred Benson, killed in action at the Dardanelles, 8th Battery, A.F. Artillery, formerly worked in the Audit Department of the Railway Department.



A most extraordinary set of circumstances surrounded the late Gunner Benson. Several weeks ago a letter was received by his family from Major Bessell-Browne, a personal friend, acquainting them that on May 7 the Gunner had been killed, by shrapnel while at lunch. Later, this news was confirmed in a letter received from a friend of the Gunner, and still later the mother of another soldier waited upon Mrs. Benson to offer condolences, and produced the letter of her son, in which he stated that Gunner Benson had been killed and been decently buried. Gunner Benson's death not figuring in the official casualty lists, the family sought  information from the Military Department, and a cable was sent to the front by the Department, which 'elicited the reply: 'Gunner A. E. Benson,No. 3046, wounded, in hospital, Cairo.'



The previous reports concerning the death of the Gunner were brought under the attention of the department, and another telegram was sent to the front, asking again for information. To this the reply came as before: 'Gunner A. E. Benson, No.3046, wounded; in hospital.' The Gunner has a brother at the front, and a cable was sent to him seeking information. His reply was, (June 24): 'Alfred's death painless.' Only to-day the official news is published that Gunner Benson was killed in action. The official news is thus two months and two weeks belated. There will be general sympathy with the bereaved family in the accentuation of their pain of loss by the manner in which its happening has been shrouded.

The Daily News (Perth), 22nd August 1915



Gunner Arthur CT Keller MBE
Gunner Arthur CT Keller MBE
Address: Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park
City/Town: Rocky Creek
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque in memory of Gunner Arthur CT Keller MBE and also in appreciation of medical care received while a patient of 2/2 A.G.H. at Rocky Creek during World War Two.



Gunner John Roscrow
Gunner John Roscrow
Address: Wilson & Daly Streets, Long Gully Methodist CHurch
City/Town: Long Gully
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Gunner John Leslie Roscrow who was killed in France in 1917 during World War One



Gunner Owen Spencer Loftus
Gunner Owen Spencer Loftus
Address: Owen Street & Mitcham Road
City/Town: Mitcham
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Owen Street is named in memory of Gunner Owen Spencer Loftus who was killed in Indonesia during World War Two


H. D. Mossenton
H. D. Mossenton
Address: 37 McLeod Road, Patterson River Fire Station
City/Town: Carrum
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates H. D. Mossenton, a foreman of the Carrum Fire Bridge who was killed in France in July 1916 during World War One

H.B. Taylor & R. Craze
H.B. Taylor & R. Craze
Address: Keightley & Allan Streets, Henty Memorial Park
City/Town: Henty
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates H.B. Taylor and R. Craze, two soldiers from World War Two who died whilst prisoners of war of the Japanese at Sandakan in Borneo.


Harold Guy
Harold Guy
Address: 1 Chapman Avenue, Dover RSL Club
City/Town: Dover
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Lance Corporal Harold Guy  who was killed in action at Pozieres, France in August 1916 during World War One.



Harry "Breaker" Morant
Harry "Breaker" Morant
Address: Lachlan & Hunter Streets, Memorial Park
City/Town: Bogan Gate
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates soldier and poet Harry "Breaker" Morant who served and was executed in the South African (Boer) War .


Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant  was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet, soldier and convicted war criminal whose skill with horses earned him the nickname "The Breaker". The bulk of his published work appeared in The Bulletin magazine.




During service in the Second Boer War, Morant participated in the summary execution of several Boer (Afrikaaner) prisoners and the murder of a German missionary, Daniel Heese, who had been a witness to the shootings. His actions led to his controversial court-martial for murder and his death warrant was personally signed by the British commander in South Africa, Lord Kitchener, although Lord Kitchener subsequently denied the issuance of it. Morant was executed for murder by a contingent of Cameron Highlanders (a regiment of the British Army) in Pretoria gaol (South Africa) on 27 February 1902.


Harry Dalziel
Harry Dalziel
Address: Kennedy Highway & Cook Street, E.P Hole Gardens
City/Town: Atherton
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial to Victoria Cross Winner Harry Dalziel who was awarded the cross for courage under fire at the Battle of Hamel on the 4th July 1918 during World War One.


In this action his skull was smashed by a sniper`s bullet and his doctors did not expect him to last an hour. After treatment in Britain he was shipped home in January 1919, having received 32 wounds in the war. After the war, he returned to Atherton receiving a hero`s welcome, married and took up a soldier settlement block. He left his wife to run the farm while he mined for gold at Bathurst. He became a published songwriter and artist and died on 24 July 1965 and was cremated with military honours.


Harry Dalziel V.C. Memorial Bar
Harry Dalziel V.C. Memorial Bar
Address: Kennedy Highway & Cook Street, RSL
City/Town: Atherton
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Harry Dalziel who won the Victoria Cross.



Harry Murray Memorial Room
Harry Murray Memorial Room
Address: 18 High Street, Evandale Community Centre
City/Town: Evandale
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Murray Memorial Room at the Evandale Community Centre was established to commemorate the life and deeds of Henry William Murray, VC, CMG, DSO & Bar, DCM, Croix de Guerre, the most highly decorated infantry soldier in World War One. Henry Murray was born in Evandale.



The room contains copies of Murray's official records, photographs, personal letters and even a comic written about his heroic deeds. Later the contents were extended to record all known people from Evandale who served in any theatre of war.



Henry William "Harry" Murray VC, CMG, DSO & Bar, DCM (1 December 1880 – 7 January 1966) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. Decorated several times throughout his service in the First World War, Murray rose from the rank of private to lieutenant colonel in three-and-a-half years. He is often described as the most highly decorated infantry soldier of the British Empire during the First World War.



In February 1917, Murray commanded a company during the battalion's attack on the German position of Stormy Trench. During the engagement, the company was able to capture the position and repulse three fierce counter-attacks, with Murray often leading bayonet and bombing charges himself. For his actions during the battle, Murray was awarded the Victoria Cross.



 



Hayman & Evans Memorial Windows
Hayman & Evans Memorial Windows
Address: Pembroke Street, St Alban`s Church
City/Town: Epping
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial windows dedicated to two former Sunday School teachers who were killed during World War 11.


Hector MacDonald
Hector MacDonald
Address: The Esplanade
City/Town: Fremantle
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Statue and fountain to Boer War hero who committed suicide after a series of allegations about his moral conduct.


Hector Macdonald, a crofter`s son, began his military career as a private in the British army, and later became a Major General. Hector Macdonald fought in the Afghan war and both Boer wars. Distinguished himself when he saved the British army from total destruction at the Battle of Omdurman. Major General Sir Hector Macdonald KCB, DSO, ADC, LLD, or Black Isle born "fighting Mac" as he was known, shot himself in a Paris hotel in 1903, days before he was due to face court martial in Ceylon for homosexuality. Whether Sir Hector had indulged in homosexual practices -- or whether the charges were part of a plot by the military establishment which had become jealous of a humble crofter`s son rising to such prominence -- has been the subject of debate for almost a century. Memorial was erected on the instigaton of the Caledonian Society.


Hector Vasyli
Hector Vasyli
Address: Stanley Street, Arch of old Queen Victoria Bridge
City/Town: South Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Hector Vasyli memorial commemorates an eleven year old newspaper boy who was killed in 1918 when welcoming home soldiers. He did lots of patriotic work for returned soldiers during the war, and supposedly gave gifts of cigarettes to returned soldiers and participated in many of the welcome home parades in the city. He lost his life in one of these parades when a vehicle swerved suddenly and hit him. He died from a fractured skull.


Henric Nicholas
Henric Nicholas
Address: Bridge Hotel Road, St John the Baptist Church
City/Town: Ouse
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Henric Nicholas who was killed in action at El Romani in August 1916 during World War One.

On Friday, at St John Baptist Church Ouse, a memorial service was held for the late Lance-Corporal Henric Nicholas. who gave his life for his country in Egypt early last month.

Henric Nicholas
Henric Nicholas
Address: Bridge Hotel Road, St John the Baptist Church
City/Town: Ouse
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A font commemorates Henric Nicholas who was killed in action at El Romani in August 1916 during World War One.



On Friday, at St John Baptist Church Ouse,  a memorial service was held for the late Lance Corporal Henric Clarence  Nicholas, who gave his life for his country in Egypt early last month. The service was conducted by the Bishop of Tasmania, assisted by the Rev A E Hutchinson rector of the parish. The church, which was suitably draped was overcrowded by a congregation consisting of the family and friends of the gallant soldier of whom it may be truly said that he was beloved by all who knew him. The congregation was represented by every class and creed, many having travelled long distances to show, in the only way open to them, their genuine sorrow, their affection and esteem for the dead soldier.  The service ended with the "Dead March in Saul" played by Mrs Morgan during which the pall, laden with flowers was held by four soldiers, comrades of the deceased.

The Mercury (Hobart), 5th September 1916.



 



 



 



Henry Betts
Henry Betts
Address: Midland Highway, St Mark`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Pontville
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet commemorates Henry Allwright Betts, Lance Corporal, a member of the First Tasmanian Contingent to South Africa in October 1899, who was killed near Donkerpoch, Transvaal on June 20th 1900.



An interesting ceremony took place after the morning service on Sunday, the 11th inst., in the unveiling of a tablet erected by public subscription in St. Mark's Church, Pontville, to the memory of Henry Allwright Betts.



Lance-Corporal Betts became a member of the Brighton Rifle Corps, under Captain Gatty, and joined the staff of the Macquarie-street State School early in 1897 ; but, actuated by attachment to the comrades among whom he had grown up he continued as an efficient in the Brighton detachment, until his enlistment in the First Tasmanian Contíngent for South Africa. His career in South Africa was marked by a steady devotion to duty. On the field of battle, his distinguished bravery and noteworthy intelligence secured for him four "clasps" out of the five awarded in the following , campaigns : -Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Diamond Hill, and Johannesburg.  On June 20, 1900, he was told to patrol with a Corporal's guard, in the direction of the Victorian camp. The country was fairly open, with patches of timber, and the grass very high. The party saw what appeared to be cattle in some timber. Betts halted his men, and rode on to reconnoitre, his comrades watching. When he was about three hundred yards from them, they heard a shot, and he at once called out, "Clear for your lives." A volley followed, and he fell - shot by a Boer party within 50yds who had crept up through the long grass to meet the patrol.



On receipt of the sad intelligence, a committee was formed to mark in some way the esteem and respect in which he was held by the general public, and to place on record a lasting token of recognition of services rendered to the Empire.

The Mercury (Hobart), 13th May 1902.



 



Henry Finn
Henry Finn
Address: Old South Head Road, Cemetery
City/Town: Vaucluse
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Sculptured  white marble Celtic cross, funded by public subscription, erected at gravesite.


Henry Finn was a British soldier who in 1899 accepted the post of commandant of the Queensland Defence Force with the local rank of colonel. He arrived to take command on 11 April 1900. During his tenure in the post the Australian colonies were federated, and Finn was selected to preside over a Commonwealth Defence Pay Committee which met in Sydney in 1901 to consider rates of pay and allowances for the forces. Finn was soon offered the post of commandant in New South Wales with local rank of brigadier general, and began duty on 1 January 1902. In terms of seniority he was second-in-command of the Commonwealth Military Forces following the arrival in 1902 of another British officer, Major General Sir Edward Hutton.


Henry Harold MacCarthy
Henry Harold MacCarthy
Address: Market Place & Highland Lakes Road, St Michaels & All Angels Anglican Church
City/Town: Bothwell
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Henry Harold MacCarthy who was a 19 year old Squatter from Bothwell.  He enlisted on 16 December 1914 and was killed in action at Pozieres in France on 23 July 1916 during World War One.



Notification has been received by Mr H. MacCarthy, of The Hermitage, Bothwell, that his only son, Lieutenant Henry Harold MacCarthy has been killed at Pozieres. Lieutenant MacCarthy first joined the 6th Light Horse as a trooper, and was wounded at Gallipoli. He was 20  years of age. He was subsequently transferred to the artillery, and received his commission. Mrs. and Miss MacCarthy are both engaged in war work in England.

The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas), 14th August 1916.



Henry Schultze
Henry Schultze
Address: Napier Street, Town Hall
City/Town: St Arnaud
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Henry Schultze who was either in England or went there for the purpose of joining the Grenadier Guards and served in the Boer War



Henry Willis
Henry Willis
Address: Prospect Road, St Cuthberts Anglican Church
City/Town: Prospect
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Henry Willis, a soldier from World War One, and was erected by his comrades of No.2 Australian Hospital


Herbert John Goodman
Herbert John Goodman
Address: High Street
City/Town: Mansfield
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Sergeant Herbert John Goodman of the Victorian Bushmen`s Corps killed in South Africa during the Boer War


Hughie Edwards V.C. Memorial Park
Hughie Edwards V.C. Memorial Park
Address: Federal Highway
City/Town: Majura
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Memorial Park commemorates Hughie Edwards who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



Hughie Edwards joined the Australian Air Force when he was 21 and following pilot training he transferred to the Royal Air Force (RAF) in Britain under a pre-war arrangement. Another to do this was Air Vice Marshal Don Bennett, regarded as the founder of the Pathfinder Force. "It was ironic that the two most successful Australian air commanders in Europe earned their reputations as members of the RAF," noted an air force historian.



In Britain Edwards was posted to a bomber squadron in 1936. Two years later he was badly injured in a plane crash and did not resume flying until the war began. In May 1941 he was appointed to command No. 105 Squadron RAF and undertook attacks on Germany, occupied countries and on enemy shipping. On 4 July 1941 Edwards led 12 twin-engined bombers in a low-level attack on the heavily defended port of Bremen.



The aircraft had to fly under high-tension wires, through a balloon barrage, and into intense fire. All his bombers were hit, and four were shot down. For his gallantry and determination, Edwards received the Victoria Cross.



Hugo Throssell V.C.
Hugo Throssell V.C.
Address: Old York Road & Great Eastern Highway
City/Town: Greenmount
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A stone pavilion and bus shelter commemorates Captain Hugo Throssell  who was awarded the VC (Victoria Cross) for his actions in World War One.



On 29 August 1915 the 10th Light Horse was brought into action to take a long trench, of which 100 yards was held by Turkish troops on the summit of Hill 60. As a guard, Throssell killed five Turks while his men constructed a barricade across their part of the trench. When a fierce bomb fight began, Throssell and his soldiers held their bombs on short fuse until the last possible moment before hurling them at the enemy on the other side of the barricade. Throughout the remainder of the night both sides threw more than 3000 bombs, the Western Australians picking up the bombs thrown at them by the Turks and hurling them back. Towards dawn the Turks made three rushes at the Australian trench, but were stopped by showers of bombs and heavy rifle-fire. Throssell, who at one stage was in sole command, was wounded twice. His face covered in blood from bomb splinters in his forehead, he repeatedly yelled encouragement to his men. For his part in the battle Hugo Throssell was awarded the Victoria Cross. It was the first to be won by a Western Australian in the war.



About 150 people attended the unveiling of a memorial tablet to the late Capt. Hugo Throssell, V.C., at Greenmount yesterday. The tablet was unveiled by the G.O.C. Western Command (Major-Gen. Bierwirth). The ceremony took place at the junction of Old York-road and Great Eastern-highway. The headmaster of Greenmount School brought 60 of his pupils to the unveiling.

The West Australian (Perth), 25th February 1954.



 



Hutchins Memorial
Hutchins Memorial
Address: Monash Drive, Riverside Park
City/Town: Swan Hill
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates the seven Hutchins brothers who served in World War Two.



Private Hutchins was one of seven brothers who enlisted and served overseas during the Second World War. Only three brothers, Private William Hutchins, VX41288 Ivan Robert Hutchins, 2/4th Field Ambulance, and VX37192 Bombardier Malcolm George `Mike` Hutchins, 2nd Anti Aircraft Regiment, survived the war and returned to Australia.



They had served in the Middle East and New Guinea. Brothers VX61202 Private David Arthur Hutchins, VX61203 Private Fred Hutchins, VX61201 Private Eric Everard Hutchins, and a cousin, VX50460 Private Thomas Hutchins all of 2/21st Battalion, died as prisoners-of-war of the Japanese at Ambon, Netherlands East Indies.



Another brother VX41293 Private Alan Leslie Hutchins, 2/22nd Battalion, died as a prisoner-of-war at Rabaul.



Irene Singleton
Irene Singleton
Address: Johnson Street, Memorial Hall
City/Town: Maffra
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Sister Irene Singleton who died of illness in 1945 while a prisoner of the Japanese during World War Two on Banka Island.  



Irvine Memorial Plaque
Irvine Memorial Plaque
City/Town: Hexham
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates a serviceman of the South African (Boer) War


J Mills & J W Hursthouse
J Mills & J W Hursthouse
Address: Third Street, RSL Building
City/Town: Cowell
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates J Mills and J W Hursthouse who made the supreme sacrifice in World War Two.



J. E. Baldwin
J. E. Baldwin
Address: McMahon & Raglan Streets, Liberty Hall
City/Town: St Arnaud
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates J. E. Baldwin, a serviceman from World War Two



J. Johnno Johnson
J. Johnno Johnson
Address: Burnett Highway
City/Town: Eidsvold
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Clock commemorates Johnno Johnson who was a member of the 25th Battalion, 1st Australian Imperial Force during World War One. 



J. McLeod, J. Wilson & E. Barker
J. McLeod, J. Wilson & E. Barker
Address: McMahon & Raglan Streets, Liberty Hall
City/Town: St Arnaud
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Private J. McLeod,  Private J. Wilson and Private E. Barker who died as prisoners of war during World War Two

Jack Soundy
Jack Soundy
Address: 284-290 Elizabeth Street, St Johns Baptist Church
City/Town: North Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A hall commemorates Jack (John Trevor ) Soundy son of the Lord Mayor of Hobart who lost his life in World War Two.



At an Anzac memorial service in the Hobart Baptist Church this evening, the Governor (Admiral Sir Hugh Binney) unveiled a memorial tablet to the late W/O. John Trevor Soundy, older son of the Lord Mayor of Hobart and Mrs. Soundy. W/O. Soundy joined the R.A.A.F. in 1940, and served as a pilot. He was reported missing on January 7,1943 during operations over New Guinea. In its reconstruction plan, the church proposes to build a "Jack Soundy Memorial Room," in which will be hung the scrolls of honor of those who fought in the first and second world wars.

Advocate (Burnie), 29th April 1946


 



Jacka Park Memorial Garden
Jacka Park Memorial Garden
Address: Wyndora Avenue & Oliver Street
City/Town: Harbord
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Park is named after local serviceman Leslie Jacka and his wife Blanche. A flagpole, "wall of remembrance" and memorial plaques in a formal garden formed by brick terraces at the western side of Jacka Park. An earlier memorial obelisk is incorporated in a new garden area.



The memorial garden was first opened in 1979. The memorial garden and wall of remembrance was upgraded by the Harbord Diggers Club and Warringah Council as part of the Australia Remembers campaign and opened on the 20th August 1995.



Jacky Leaman
Jacky Leaman
Address: William Street
City/Town: Longford
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
Tree commemorates Jacky Leaman who was member of the 2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalion.

James Benjamin McAvoy & Lieutenant Thomas Thompson Auderton Smith
James Benjamin McAvoy & Lieutenant Thomas Thompson Auderton Smith
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church. North Wall No 77
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates James Mc Avoy, Paymaster of the Royal Navy who died on the 6th May 1872  and Lieutenant Auderton Smith who died on Bonham Island, Marshall Archipelago on the 29 September 1872.


James C. Roberts Memorial
James C. Roberts Memorial
Address: The Avenue & Macarthur Road, Royal Park
City/Town: Parkville
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Obelisk erected by the past and present students of the Carlton College in memory of Lieutenant James Clark Roberts of the First Victorian contingent who was wounded at Pink Hill on 12 February 1900 and died of his wounds at Rensburg the next day. Roberts used to play in Royal Park when he was a boy.


Lieutenant James Charles Roberts was a son of Mr. J.H. Roberts, of Rushworth. He was educated at Carlton College, and afterwards went to Ormond, where he finished an engineering course in 1896. He joined the University corps of officers in 1894, getting his commission in the Mounted Rifles in 1898. After finishing his engineering course he went on to the land for three years but  re-entered the University as a medical student.


The Argus, 17 February 1900, p.13

 


Note :


Information supplied by Brigid Cooper

School Archivist

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School


 


James Dickie Millar
James Dickie Millar
Address: 125 Macquarie Street, St Davids Cathedral
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates colonial military surgeon, James Dickie Millar.



James Duff Monument
James Duff Monument
Address: Bellata-Collarenebri Road & Millie-Moree Roads, 60km NW of Narrabri
City/Town: Millie
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Millie Boer War Memorial is a fenced granite structure surmounted by a stone urn where once stood the village of Millie (Narrabri).


James Daniel Duff, son of James and Catherine Duff, was born on 3 October 1875 at Tringha, New South Wales. His father was a well-known resident having spent forty years in the rural district of Millie, some 60 kilometres north-west of Narrabri. James and his brother, Eric, enlisted with the New South Wales Bushmen’s Contingent and prior to their departure from home, were given a banquet by the residents of Millie. On that occasion each of them was presented with a gold medal and a purse of sovereigns.. The Duff brothers sailed with the contingent on 28 February 1900, arrived in Capetown on 2 April and then proceeded via Marandelles to Bulawayo, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). ‘A’ Squadron served under General Plummer in the engagements at Mafeking and Rustenburg. Then the squadron, assisted by about 50 men of other details, defended Eland’s River for 13 days refusing to surrender on any terms, against the Boer commander De la Rey with 1,000 men and guns. They were eventually relieved by Lord Kitchener’s force on 15th August, and Lord Methuen’s column which arrived from the north on 18th August, 1900. However, James Duff, considered to be one of the most accomplished horsemen in the contingent, was killed on 4 August 1900 by a shell wound to the chest during the battle at Elands River.


James Gordon V.C.
James Gordon V.C.
Address: Brockman & Weld Streets , War Memorial
City/Town: Gingin
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque erected by the people of Gingin in 1942 commemorates James Gordon who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.)  during World War Two. The plaque was originally located at the Gingin Post Office but is now located on the war memorial. James Gordon grew up in Gingin.



James Gordon Private, A.I.F., won the V.C. at Greenhill, north of Djezzine on July 10, 1941.  Under intense machine-gun fire he crept forward on his own initiative, approached an enemy machine-gun post,  and charged it from the front killing four machine-gunners with his bayonet.  This action completely demoralised the enemy in this sector and Private Gordon`s Company advanced and took the position. During the remainder of action that night and the following day, Private Gordon, who had throughout the operations shown a rare degree of courage, fought with equal gallantry.



James Gordon V.C.
James Gordon V.C.
Address: Smyth Road, Cemetery
City/Town: Karrakatta
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque on grave commemorates James Gordon who was awarded the VC during World War Two.



James Gordon private, A.I.F., was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Greenhill, north of Djezzine, July 10, 1941. Under intense machine-gun fire he crept forward on his own initiative and approached an enemy machine-gun post. He charged it from the front and killed four machine-gunners with his bayonet. This action completely demoralised the enemy in this sector and Private Gordon`s Company advanced and took the position. During the remainder of the action that night and following day Private Gordon, who had throughout the operations shown a rare degree of courage, fought with equal gallantry.



James Gordon V.C. Memorial Rest Area
James Gordon V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Hume Highway
City/Town: Sutton Forest
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest Area commemorates James Gordon, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



James Gordon, a private in the Australian Army won his Victoria Cross at Greenhill, north of Djezzine, July 10, 1941, when, under intense machine-gun fire he crept forward on his own initiative and approached the enemy machine-gun post and charged it from the front killing four machine-gunners with bayonet. This action completely demoralised the enemy in this sector and Private Gordon`s company advanced and took the position. During the remainder of the action that night and the following day Private Gordon, had throughout the operations shown a rare degree of courage and fought with equal gallantry.



James H. Gordon V.C. Memorial
James H. Gordon V.C. Memorial
Address: The Strand, Kissing Point
City/Town: Townsville
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

James H. Gordon V.C (Victoria Cross) Memorial


James McConnell
James McConnell
Address: South Gippsland Highway, Coal Creek Historical Village, ANZAC Room behind the court house
City/Town: Korumburra
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates James McConnell who served in the 7th Battallion during World War One.



James Richard Whitford
James Richard Whitford
Address: Park Road & First Avenue, Five Dock Park
City/Town: Five Dock
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial fountain commemorates R.A.A.F. pilot  James Whitford who was killed on war service at Point Cook. Whitford was a champion pilot of the Royal Aero Club of New South Wales in 1938-1939.


James Rogers V.C.
James Rogers V.C.
Address: Henty Highway
City/Town: Heywood
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument commemorates James Rogers V.C. (Victoria Cross) who served in the South African (Boer) War.


In June 1901 Rogers was part of No.6 Troop, commanded by Lieutenant Frank Dickinson. The column came under Boer sniper fire and Dickinson with six men, including Rogers, waited in ambush at a kraal while the column returned to camp. They surprised the Boers and then Dickinson withdrew his men to rejoin the column. About two miles from it sixty Boers tried to cut them off. When Dickinson`s horse was shot Rogers, despite heavy enemy fire, rode back, pulled him up behind him on his horse and carried him out of danger. Rogers returned twice more to rescue two men who had let go of their horses when they had dismounted to fire. He then caught and led back to the firing line two horses which had escaped from other men.


He returned to Australia late in 1901 and Dickinson recommended that his gallantry be recognized.  Rogers was awarded the Victoria Cross on 18 April 1902, having previously been mentioned in dispatches.


James Stanley Stark
James Stanley Stark
Address: Malvern Avenue & Murray Street, Malvern Uniting Church
City/Town: Croydon
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Marble tablet erected by Trooper F.W. Pymple 7th Light Horse AIF in memory of his friend James Stark 18th Battalion AIF. 


James Wickham Patton
James Wickham Patton
Address: Newell Highway, Memorial Hall
City/Town: Alectown
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates James Wickham Patton, Alectown's first soldier who enlisted during the Boer War.



James Woods V.C.
James Woods V.C.
Address: Bay View Terrace, Memorial Park
City/Town: Mosman Park
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Victoria Cross recipient and former Mosman park resident James Woods who died in 1963.



James Woods was cited for firing and throwing bombs from an exposed position, after he and two comrades from the SA-raised 48th Battalion captured and held a German nest of six machine guns in northern France on September 18, 1918. For this action he was awarded the Victorian Cross.



However, he was gassed during the conflict and in 1938 doctors in Perth recommended he retire from his hard work at the family’s Swan Valley vineyard, after which the seven-child family moved to 25 York Street, Mosman Park.



Jeffries and Currey Memorial Library
Jeffries and Currey Memorial Library
Address: Ocean & Boundary Streets, Dudley Public School Library
City/Town: Dudley
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Library is dedicated to Victoria Cross winners who attended the school.


Clarence Smith Jeffries VC (26 October 1894 – 12 October 1917) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. He was posthumously decorated with the Victoria Cross following his actions in the First Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War, in which he led several parties of men in an attack that eventuated in the capture of six machine guns and sixty-five prisoners, before being killed himself by machine gun fire.


Pte Currey was awarded the Victoria Cross for "most conspicuous bravery and daring" on 1 September 1918 at Peronne, France. Pte Currey rushed a 77mm enemy field gun under heavy machine gun fire and succeeded in capturing the gun single handedly after killing the entire crew. He later rushed another enemy post, causing many casualties and enabling the advance to continue He then volunteered to carry orders again under heavy gun fire for the withdrawal of an isolated company. He succeeded and returned with valuable information. He returned to Australia in March 1919 and was discharged on 2 April. He was elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly in 1941 as the Labour Member for Kogarah, the first VC recipient in the NSW Parliament, and retained his seat until his sudden death on 30 April 1948.

 


 


Jeffries-Currey Mural
Jeffries-Currey Mural
Address: Ocean & Boundary Streets, Dudley Public School
City/Town: Dudley
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Mural commemorates VC winners.


Clarence Smith Jeffries VC (26 October 1894 – 12 October 1917) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. He was posthumously decorated with the Victoria Cross following his actions in the First Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War, in which he led several parties of men in an attack that eventuated in the capture of six machine guns and sixty-five prisoners, before being killed himself by machine gun fire.


William Matthew Currey VC was an Australian politician in the Parliament of NSW,  a labourer and railway worker, a citizen soldier and, whilst a member of the First AIF, an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. On 1 September 1918 in the attack on Péronne, France, Private Currey rushed forward under heavy machine-gun fire and captured single-handed a 77mm field gun which had been holding up the advance, killing all the crew. Later, when the advance was checked by an enemy strong-point he crept round the flank and engaged the post with a Lewis gun, then rushed it, causing many casualties. Subsequently he volunteered to carry orders for withdrawal to an isolated company, doing so under heavy fire and bringing back valuable information.


John (Jack) Ryan
John (Jack) Ryan
Address: Brick Wharf Road, Soldiers Memorial Park
City/Town: Woy Woy
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates John (Jack) Ryan who served in World War One 



John Burgess
John Burgess
Address: High Street, Christ Church Anglican
City/Town: Echuca
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque to John Burgess who was killed when H.M.A.S.Perth was sunk in the Sunda Strait during World War Two



John Carroll V.C.
John Carroll V.C.
Address: Railway Parade, Cemetery Roman Catholic KA 658
City/Town: Karrakatta
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque on grave commemorates John Carroll who won a Victoria Cross during World War One.



In June 1917 in the Battle of Messines Ridge, he rushed an enemy trench and bayoneted four men, then rescued a comrade who was in difficulties. Later in the advance he attacked a machine-gun crew, killing three men and capturing the gun, and, in spite of heavy shelling and machine-gun fire, dug out two of his mates who had been buried by a shell explosion. During the battle his battalion was in the line for ninety-six hours and Carroll `displayed most wonderful courage and fearlessness` throughout. He was awarded the Victoria Cross.



John Crisp
John Crisp
Address: Flinders & Swanston Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Cathedral
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a serviceman who served in the South African (Boer) War


John Edmondson V.C. Memorial Rest Area
John Edmondson V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Federal Highway, Rose Lagoon
City/Town: Collector
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates John Edmondson who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



On the night of 13th-14th April, 1941, a party of German infantry broke through the wire defences of Tobruk, and established themselves with numerous machine guns, mortars and field pieces. Led by an officer, Corporal Edmondson and five privates carried out a bayonet charge upon them under heavy fire. Although wounded in the neck and stomach Corporal Edmondson not only killed one of the enemy, but went to the assistance of his officer, who was attacked by a German from behind while bayoneting another who had seized him about the legs. Despite his wounds, from which he later died, Corporal Edmondson succeeded in killing these two Germans also, thus undoubtedly saving his officer`s life. Throughout the operation he showed outstanding resolution and leadership, and conspicuous bravery. Edmondson died the next day from his wounds.



John Ernest Robberds
John Ernest Robberds
Address: 187 Princes Highway, St Peters Anglican Church
City/Town: St Peters
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

White marble tablet erected by the officers and members of the Newtown Company of NSW Volunteer Rifles as a testimony of regard and esteem for the first Lieutenant of their company and trustee and churchwarden of the parish. 


John Fraser
John Fraser
Address: 16 Remembrance Drive
City/Town: Surfers Paradise
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Park where he played as a child is dedicated to John Fraser (1945-1968), national serviceman and army officer.


John Fraser was called up for National Service on 29 September 1965 and was selected for officer training. In April 1966 he was commissioned second lieutenant in the Royal Australian Infantry Corps and posted to the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. Next year he successfully applied for an extension of his national service to enable him to be considered for a one-year deployment to the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). In October 1967 he was transferred to the 3rd Battalion, R.A.R. As commander of 'C' Company's No.9 Platoon, he sailed with the battalion to Vung Tau in December.


On 24 March 1968,  while No.9 platoon was engaged in clearing a safe lane along a gully towards a suspected tunnel entrance,  Fraser accidentally triggered a captured M16 anti-personnel mine which had been placed by the Viet Cong to protect the tunnel's mouth.  When he heard the mine arming, Fraser deliberately used his body in an effort to smother the effects of the blast and minimize injuries to those members of his platoon who were close by. The explosion fatally wounded him and seriously injured three of his men.


John French V.C.
John French V.C.
Address: New England Highway & William Street, John French Memorial Library
City/Town: Crows Nest
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

John French (1914-1942) won a posthumous Victoria Cross (V.C) following action at Milne Bay in World War Two and is honoured with a bust outside the John French Memorial Library.



He had served in Tobruk and Syria before the action in New Guinea which led to his death. He is buried in the Bomana War Cemetery, New Guinea.



John French V.C. Memorial Rest Area
John French V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Hume Highway, Yarra Interchange
City/Town: Yarra
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates John French who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



At 4pm on September 4 1942, ‘B’ Company of the 2/9th battalion of which Corporal French was a member, encountered heavy Japanese fire at Milne Bay. After ordering his section to take cover, John bravely wiped out two Japanese gun posts. As he advanced on the third however, he was hit with a barrage of bullets and fatally wounded but not before killing all of the three Japanese gun crews and successfully concluding the attack. John French was awarded the British Commonwealth’s highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross.



John Gilbert Brain
John Gilbert Brain
Address: 30 Torrens Street, St Luke`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Richmond
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates John Gilbert Brain, who was killed at Messines in France during World War One.

John Ingram
John Ingram
Address: Landsborough - Elmhurst Road , St. John the Divine Anglican Church
City/Town: Landsborough
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Fence at the front of the church commemorates John Ingram who died of wounds at Pouen in France in 1916 during World War One


John James Costelloe
John James Costelloe
Address: 8 Elgin Street, Primary School
City/Town: Dunolly
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque ommemorates John James Costelloe who was wounded and died in the Boer War.



John Costelloe who served in the 5th Contingent V.M.R. was wounded at Middle Kraal and died of his injuries at Middleburg Hospital on the 5th July 1901.



John James Lamb & John Norman Mann
John James Lamb & John Norman Mann
Address: 410 Merrawarp Road, Holy Trinity Anglican Church
City/Town: Barrabool
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A stain glass window was unveiled by Archbishop Clarke on the 14th September 1919 in memory of the two men from the congregation who died on active service in World War One.



John Mackey V.C. Memorial Rest Area
John Mackey V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Hume Highway & Illawarra Highway Junction
City/Town: Moss Vale
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates John Mackey who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



John Bernard "Jack" Mackey VC (16 May 1922 – 12 May 1945) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British Commonwealth soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. On 12 May 1945 at Tarakan Island, off North Borneo, Corporal Mackey led his men along a very narrow spur trail where it was almost impossible to move to a flank. His section came under fire from three well-sited Japanese Army positions, but Corporal Mackey went ahead, charging his first position, wrestling with and killing one of the enemy, and he then rushed a heavy machine-gun post, killing its crew. He again attacked a third enemy position further along the spur, and he was killed, but not before he had slain two more of the Japanese.



John Mander Jones
John Mander Jones
Address: Burnett Highway , St David`s Church of England
City/Town: Boonara
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Gates erected at Boonara Church Of England in memory of John Mander Jones.



John Mander Jones who was a successful grazier in the Burnett district and son of Mrs K Mander Jones of Boonara, died at the age of 36 of wounds received in action on the 8th February 1942 during the fall of Singapore in World War Two.



John Minogue & John Betson
John Minogue & John Betson
Address: Blair Street
City/Town: Harrow
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates John Minogue and John Betson who were servicement in the Royal Australian Air Force and were both killed in World War Two


John Moore MacNeece
John Moore MacNeece
Address: East Parade
City/Town: Deloraine
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument commemorates the Surgeon to 71st Regiment at Sebastopol, Inkerman and Balaklava.



John Moxey
John Moxey
Address: Hume Highway, Derrick Rest Area
City/Town: Towrang
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Grave of John Moxey who was an soldier at the Towrang Stockade.


From 1833 to 1843 the Towrang Stockade was the Chief Penal Camp in the southern district of the newly founded colony of New South Wales.  It was a penal stockade for convicts who worked on the construction of the Great South Road. The stockade accomodated approximately 250 prisoners. The stockade became the principal penal establishment in the southern district and was noted for its harsh discipline.


John Paton
John Paton
Address: Smith & Henson Streets, St Andrews Church of England
City/Town: Summer Hill
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Soldier and prison officer who won a Victoria Cross.


Paton saw active service in the Indian mutiny and won the Victoria Cross at Lucknow on 16 November 1857, `for distinguished personal gallantry … in proceeding round the Shah Nujjiff under an extremely heavy fire, discovering a breach in the opposite side, to which he afterwards conducted the Regiment, by which means that important position was taken`. He was voted his award by the non-commissioned officers of his regiment.


The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of British East India Company`s army on the 10th of May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region.The rebellion posed a considerable threat to the Company`s power in that region,and it was contained only with the fall of Gwalior on 20 June 1858. The rebellion is also known as India`s First War of Independence.


John S. Roache & J. A. Bromley
John S. Roache & J. A. Bromley
Address: Davey Street, Anglesea Barracks Memorial Wall
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A tablet commemorates John S. Roache and J. A. Bromley who were musicians of the colonial 99th Regiment.



John Smith
John Smith
Address: Flinders & Swanston Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Cathedral
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Plaque commemorates John Smith, a serviceman from World War One 


John Soundy
John Soundy
Address: 284 Elizabeth Street, Hobart Baptist Church
City/Town: North Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates John Trevor Soundy who lost his life in World War Two.



At an Anzac memorial service in the Hobart Baptist Church this evening, the Governor (Admiral Sir Hugh Binney) unveiled a memorial tablet to the late W/O. John Trevor Soundy, older son of the Lord Mayor of Hobart and Mrs. Soundy. W/O. Soundy joined the R.A.A.F. in 1940, and served as a pilot. He was reported missing on January 7,1943 during operations over New Guinea. In its reconstruction plan, the church proposes to build a "Jack Soundy Memorial Room," in which will be hung the scrolls of honor of those who fought in the first and second world wars.

Advocate (Burnie), 29th April 1946



John Thompson
John Thompson
City/Town: Mooralla
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Gates commemorate John S Thompson, a serviceman from World War Two


John `Chesty` Bond Plaque
John `Chesty` Bond Plaque
Address: Smith Street, War Memorial Garden, Lancer Barracks
City/Town: Parramatta
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

John `Chesty` Bond Plaque.


Warrant Officer Class 2 John A. Bond, an armoured corps Advisor attached to the 7 South Vietnamese Cavalry, was killed in action at 5.30 am during a enemy mortar and ground attack in Quang Tri Province, 150kms north of Da Nang, South Vietnam, on Anzac Day 1969.


Joseph F Palazzi
Joseph F Palazzi
Address: Forsyth & Thorne Streets, Collins Park
City/Town: Wagga Wagga
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument commemorates Joseph F Palazzi who was killed during the Boer War.


Joseph Palazzi and his brother were members of the Wagga Wagga Infantry Company and were both among  the first men in New South Wales to volunteer for service in the Boer War.


Joyce Snelling
Joyce Snelling
Address: Argyle Place & Lower Fort Street, The Garrison Church
City/Town: Millers Point
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Major in the Australian Army and Assistant Controller AAMWS New South Wales Lines of Communication Area.



In 1939 Joyce Snelling was the founder and Commandant of the Scottish Detachment No. 9218 which was affiliated with the New South Wales Scottish Regiment with whom her husband was an officer. Later in April 1942, Mrs Snelling was appointed the Assistant Controller and Honorary Secretary of the Joint State Council of New South Wales and held this post until she enlisted in the Army in September 1942. She was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and organised the first Army Volantary Aid (VA) training school at Ingleburn.After enlisting in the Army Joyce Snelling served at Victoria Barracks where she attained the rank of Major on 28 February 1943, when she became Assistant Controller AAMWS New South Wales Lines of Communication Area. After the cessation of World War Two, Major Snelling was involved with the departure of another group of AAMWS who were sent to Japan to care for soldiers serving with the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces in 1946.



Keith Browne
Keith Browne
Address: Percy & Julia Streets, St Stephens Anglican Church
City/Town: Portland
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A stained glass window commemorates Keith Lorrence Brown was was killed in action in Borneo during World War Two



Keith Payne
Keith Payne
Address: Lutana Street, Keith Payne Park
City/Town: Stafford
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Keith Payne Park is a tribute to Keith Payne, who lived in Stafford at the time of his Victoria Cross decoration in 1970. He was one of four servicemen awarded a Victoria Cross during the Vietnam conflict.


In May 1969 Payne was commanding the 212th Company of the 1st Mobile Strike Force Battalion when it was attacked by a strong North Vietnamese force. His company was isolated and, surrounded on three sides, Payne's Vietnamese troops began to fall back. Payne, by now wounded in the hands and arms and under heavy fire, covered the withdrawal before organising his troops into a defensive perimeter. He then spent three hours scouring the scene of the day's fight for isolated and wounded soldiers, all the while evading the enemy who kept up regular fire. He found some forty wounded men, brought some in himself and organised the rescue of the others, leading the party back to base through enemy dominated terrain.


Payne's actions that night earned him the Victoria Cross, which was gazetted on 19 September 1969. 


Keith Payne V.C. Botanical Gardens
Keith Payne V.C. Botanical Gardens
Address: Palm Terrace & Jane Street
City/Town: Ingham
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Gardens commemorate Keith Payne who was born in Ingham, and who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during the Vietnam War.



In May 1969 Payne was commanding the 212th Company of the 1st Mobile Strike Force Battalion when it was attacked by a strong North Vietnamese force. His company was isolated and, surrounded on three sides, Payne's Vietnamese troops began to fall back. Payne, by now wounded in the hands and arms and under heavy fire, covered the withdrawal before organising his troops into a defensive perimeter. He then spent three hours scouring the scene of the day's fight for isolated and wounded soldiers, all the while evading the enemy who kept up regular fire. He found some forty wounded men, brought some in himself and organised the rescue of the others, leading the party back to base through enemy dominated terrain.



Kemal Ataturk Memorial
Kemal Ataturk Memorial
Address: Boardwalk, Near old lighthouse ruins
City/Town: Albany
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial honours Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, commander in chief of Turkish forces in Gallipoli.



Kemal Ataturk was commander of the 19th Division, the main reserve of the Turkish Fifth Army, at Gallipoli in 1915 which opposed the ANZAC landing in April. His superb grasp of strategy and ability to inspire his troops by his reckless bravery in action boosted Turkish morale and proved decisive in thwarting allied plans. The anti-Ottoman government bestowed the title of Ghazi (victorious) on Kemal as he had the vision to bring Turkey on par with twentieth–century western countries. Turkey became a republic in 1923 and Kemal became the first president. During his 15-year rule, many sweeping changes were introduced to the political, legal and socioeconomic fields. He was an immortal hero to his people and an extraordinary leader and peacemaker. Kemal said in 1933, "I look to the world with an open heart full of pure feelings and friendship". In 1934, he accepted the title "Atatürk" (father of the Turks).



Kevin Wheatley V.C.
Kevin Wheatley V.C.
Address: Queen Street , Mawson Park
City/Town: Campbelltown
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Kevin Wheatley who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) posthumously for his actions in the Vietnam War. The sandstone memorial is fitted with an etched photograph and plaque - the exact replica of the memorial which was erected at Vietnam, which was returned to Australia after the nation's troops were withdrawn in 1971.



 Kevin Wheatley  was 28 years old, and a Warrant Officer II in the Australian Army Training Team, Australian Forces during the Vietnam War when he was awarded the VC. On 13 November 1965 in Tra Bong, Vietnam, Warrant Officer Class Two Wheatley insisted on staying with a wounded comrade against overwhelming odds and in spite of ample opportunity to make good his escape, he was killed while defending his comrade.



WO Wheatley was also awarded the United States of America's Silver Star and the Republic of Vietnam appointed him a Knight of its National Order and awarded him the Military Merit Medal and Cross of Gallantry with Palm.



 



Kevin Wheatley V.C. Rest Area
Kevin Wheatley V.C. Rest Area
Address: Federal Highway
City/Town: Lake George
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates Warrant Officer Kevin Arthur Wheatley V.C (Victoria Cross) who was killed in action in Vietnam.



Wheatley and another Australian, Warrant Officer R. J. Swanton, were on a search and destroy mission in the Tra Bong valley, Quang Ngai province, with a platoon of the Civil Irregular Defence Group on 13 November 1965 when it was attacked by the Viet Cong. The platoon broke in the face of heavy fire and began to scatter. Swanton was shot in the chest. Although told that Swanton was dying, Wheatley refused to leave him. Under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, he half-dragged and half-carried Swanton out of open rice paddies into the comparative safety of nearby jungle. He refused a second request to withdraw, pulled the pins from his two grenades and waited with his motionless colleague while the enemy approached.



Two grenade explosions were heard, followed by several bursts of fire. Wheatley and Swanton were found at first light next morning, dead from gunshot wounds. For refusing to abandon a wounded comrade in the face of overwhelming odds Wheatley was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. He had also been awarded the United States of America`s Silver Star. The Republic of Vietnam had appointed him a knight of its National Order and awarded him its Military Merit Medal and Cross of Gallantry with Palm. In 1993 Wheatley`s V.C. and other medals were presented to the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.



Kinnane-Sugg Memorial Library
Kinnane-Sugg Memorial Library
Address: Walls Street, Whyalla Town Primary School
City/Town: Whyalla
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Library is dedicated to former teachers who were killed in World War Two


L. G. Fahey
L. G. Fahey
Address: High Street, Mechanics Institute
City/Town: Macarthur
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates L.G. Fahey who served in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Korean War



L/C George W. Deem & Trooper Clifford S. Herring
L/C George W. Deem & Trooper Clifford S. Herring
Address: Proston-Wondai Raod, Memorial Park
City/Town: Hivesville
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Barbeque area dedicated to the World War Two services of L/C George W. Deem & Trooper Clifford S. Herring.



Laddie Lawton
Laddie Lawton
City/Town: Miles
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

White obelisk honouring William ("Laddie") Lawton, a soldier of  the 5th Light Horse Regiment in World War One.


Lance Corporal Bernard Gordon & Captain James Newland
Lance Corporal Bernard Gordon & Captain James Newland
Address: Battery Point, Angelsea Barracks Memorial Garden
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A memorial garden with plaques commemorates Victoria Cross recipients, Lance Corporal Bernard Gordon and Captain James Newland.



Gordon was born in Launceston in 1891 and worked as a cooper’s machinist before joining the AIF in 1915. A few weeks before his VC action, he single-handedly attacked a machine gun crew and killed a sniper and was awarded a Military Medal for this action.



As part of the 41st Battalion which was wedged between the River Somme and the German forces when they launched a dawn attack on the 27th August 1918 ,he single-handedly attacked a machine gun killing the man on the gun and capturing the post. He then cleared up a trench capturing 29 prisoners and two machine guns. He then proceeded to clear up further trenches capturing prisoners including officers and machine guns.



Newland was awarded the VC for bravery on three separate occasions in April 1917 west of Boursies and Lagnicourt in France. He organized and personally led a bombing attack under heavy fire. After his company suffered heavy casualties he rallied his men and was one of the first to reach their objective. The following night while holding the captured position, his company came under heavy fire and by his own leadership and courage , he successfully dispersed the enemy and regained the position.



On another occasion when his company was attacked on all sides, it was his own disregard for safety that encouraged the men to hold out. Although claimed as a Tasmanian hero, Newland was born in Geelong in August 1881.



Lance Corporal Lloyd
Lance Corporal Lloyd
Address: Marrabel - Saddleworth Road, 5 kilometres east of Marrabel
City/Town: Marrabel
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Lance Corporal Lloyd who was killed at Gaba Tepe in 1915 in World War One. The original memorial was on a bridge which was demolished


Lance Corporal Mason Edwards
Lance Corporal Mason Edwards
Address: Cultana Military Base
City/Town: Whyalla
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial at the Cultana Military base training facility commemorates Lance Corporal Mason Edwards who was accidentally shot dead during a 'live' firing exercise while training for his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 15 tonne rock for the memorial was flown in by a Chinook helicopter. The plaque includes a quote from a letter Lance-Corporal Edwards wrote during his last deployment to Afghanistan


Lance Corporal Edwards was killed when shot in the head, and another soldier was seriously injured, while taking part in a night-time firing exercise at Cultana training area on the 29th October 2009. Five soldiers were charged under the Defence Force Discipline Act after the incident. 


Lance Corporal Michael White
Lance Corporal Michael White
Address: Pilot & Beach Streets
City/Town: Harrington
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial commemorates Lance Corporal Michael White who died in Vietnam.


Lance Corporal Murray
Lance Corporal Murray
Address: Old South Road, Former Breadalbane Anglican Church
City/Town: Breadalbane
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque erected  on the gates of the former Breadalbane Anglican Church commemorates Lance Corporal Murray who died in World War One. The plaque was erected by parents and friends.  



Lance Corporal Norman Saunders
Lance Corporal Norman Saunders
Address: McDowall Street, Roma Post Office
City/Town: Roma
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree of Knowledge which honours Lance Corporal Norman Saunders, killed in France in 1916 during World War One. This was the first of the 93 bottle trees planted. Seating has been placed around it, and a stone memorial listing all the soldiers’ names is adjacent.


Lance Corporal Roger Fisher
Lance Corporal Roger Fisher
Address: Burra Street, Mintaro Community Hall
City/Town: Mintaro
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Lance Corporal Roger Fisher Honour Board


Lance Sergeant Joseph Stratford
Lance Sergeant Joseph Stratford
Address: 80 Keen Street, Lismore Uniting Church
City/Town: Lismore
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque honours Joseph Henry Stratford, Australia's first soldier ashore at Gallipoli.



Joseph Henry Stratford, who was born at Coffee Camp in 1883 and brought up in Lismore, attended Goonellabah Public School and worship with his family at the Lismore Methodist Church and later at the Uniting Church.



On the morning of April 25, 1915, eye-witness accounts described Lance Sergeant Stratford plunging into waist-deep water from his landing boat, abandoning his pack to charge up the beach with rifle and bayonet. Less than an hour later he was dead, although he was described as missing in action for 18 months, as his body was never recovered.



Lance-Corporal G. J. Cullen
Lance-Corporal G. J. Cullen
Address: Wellington & Nolan Streets, Memorial Hall
City/Town: Kerang
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument commemorates Lance-Corporal G. J. Cullen who died in the South African (Boer) War.



 



Laurence Vincent
Laurence Vincent
Address: 300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital
City/Town: Heidelberg
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Garden commemorates Laurence Stanley Vincent of the 30th Battalion who was killed in action at Fromelles, France in 1916 during World War One


Leonard Everitt
Leonard Everitt
Address: 252 Upper Heidelberg Road, St James Anglican Church
City/Town: Ivanhoe
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Stained glass window commemorates Len Everitt who was the first member of St James' congregation to be killed in action in World War One.  He died on the first ANZAC day, 25-April 1915.


Les Farren
Les Farren
Address: Edwards Street, Reservoir Cenotaph
City/Town: Reservoir
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Les Farren was the first Victorian National Serviceman to die in the Vietnam War.


Private Farren was conscripted in 1965 and posted to 10 Platoon, Delta Company, 5th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Infantry Corps. He was also a keen amateur photographer and the only son of Thomas and Lillian Farren. On June 10, 1966, while on patrol in South Vietnam, he was severely wounded by Viet Cong mortar fire. He was 19 days short of his 21st birthday.


Lesley Olney
Lesley Olney
Address: O`Shea Terrace, Katherine Cenotaph, O`Shea Park
City/Town: Katherine
State: NT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Olney Bell commemorates Flying officer Lesley Olney  a RAAF officer who served in the Katherine area during World War Two. He was killed in an aircraft crash at South Goulburn Island in 1943.


The bell was erected by former officers of R.A.A.F Survey and Design UNit whose headquarters were located at the Old  Katherine High School .The bell was relocated to the cenotaph in 1989. 


Leslie Oliver
Leslie Oliver
Address: Nelson & Tyrrell Streets, Rotunda
City/Town: Wallsend
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Lance Corporal Leslie Oliver killed in 1916 during World War One.



Leslie Starcevich V.C.
Leslie Starcevich V.C.
Address: Mallee Memorial Park, Mallee War Memorial
City/Town: Grass Patch
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Private Leslie Thomas Starcevitch who grew up and lived in Grass Patch, and who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two..



Starcevitch was a section Bren gunner and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the fighting in June 1945 during World War Two. When his section came under fire from two Japanese machine-gun posts, Starcevitch went forward and attacked each post in turn, killing the occupants or forcing them to retreat. The Australian attack continued until they came under fire from another two machine-gun posts. “Firing his Bren from the hip”, Starcevitch again went forward and single-handedly captured both posts.



Lieutenant A. Richards & Flight Sergeant L. Waddington
Lieutenant A. Richards & Flight Sergeant L. Waddington
Address: Pioneer Drive & Caveside Road , Mole Creek Memorial Hall
City/Town: Mole Creek
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Lieutenant A. Richards and Flight Sergeant L. Waddington who were killed in action during World War Two.



A plaque inscribed with the names of Lt. A. Richards and Flt. Sgt. L. Waddington, who were killed in World War II, has been unveiled at Mole Creek. The unveiling ceremony was watched by a large crowd. The plaque was unveiled by two children, Dympna Lee, who has a brother serving with the Australian forces in Korea, and Carlyle Blair, son of a returned soldier of World War II.

Examiner (Launceston), 3rd December 1952.




 



Lieutenant A.E. Gaby V.C.
Lieutenant A.E. Gaby V.C.
Address: Austral Terrace, Katanning Town Hall
City/Town: Katanning
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A bronze tablet in the form of a Victoria Cross commemortes Lieutenant Alfred Edward Gaby who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War One.



Alfred Edward Gaby (1892-1918), soldier and labourer, was born on 25 January 1892 at Springfield, near Ringarooma, Tasmania.  Before the outbreak of World War One , Gaby followed one of his brothers to Western Australia where he worked as a labourer at Katanning.



Gaby was acting as commander of 'D' Company when, as part of the 2nd Division, his battalion was engaged in the great allied offensive of 8 August 1918. The 28th Battalion attacked German positions east of Villers-Bretonneux and in the course of this action Gaby showed conspicuous bravery and dash in leading and reorganizing his company when it was held up by barbed wire entanglements. He found a gap in the wire, and single-handed, approached an enemy strong point in the face of machine-gun and rifle fire. 'Running along the parapet, still alone, and at point-blank range, he emptied his revolver into the garrison', driving the crews from their guns and capturing fifty men and four machine-guns. He then reorganized his men and captured his objective. On 11 August 1918 in another attack near Lihons, during which he again showed bravery and coolness in engaging an enemy machine-gun position, he was killed by sniper fire.



He was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously.



On Sunday an impressive service was held in the Katanning Town Hall, the occasion being the unveiling of a memorial tablet to Lieutenant A. E. Gaby, V.C., of the 28th Battalion A.I.F. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Lieut.-Colonel H. B. Collett, C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D., late CO. of the 28th Battalion, and there were present a large number of returned soldiers, the majority of whom were in uniform, as well as of the general public. The form the memorial has been given as a bronze Victoria Cross, an exact replica of the original, two feet long. mounted on a white marble slab bearing an appropriate inscription and stating that the Katanning branch of the R.S.L. had erected it to the memory of a fallen comrade.

The West Australian (Perth), 20th November 1920.



 



Lieutenant Albert Borella V.C.
Lieutenant Albert Borella V.C.
Address: Borella Circuit, Borella Park
City/Town: Jingili
State: NT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Lieutenant A C Borella who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) and Military Medal (M.M.) during World War One. In 1913, Albert Borella had a pastoral lease, drawn by ballot, on the Daly River, Northern Territory. With the help of Aboriginal boys he built a house and ring-barked and partly fenced his holding before mounting costs forced him to abandon it early in 1915.



On the night of July 17-18, 1918 at Villers Bretonneux France, Borella earned the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery in attack. His platoon, inspired by his determination and leadership, captured the enemy and though reduced by casualties and out-numbered ten to one, repulsed two counter attacks, captured thirty prisoners and caused heavy casualties.



Lieutenant Albert Chalmers-Borella V.C.
Lieutenant Albert Chalmers-Borella V.C.
Address: Borella Road, Borella Road Bridge
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Victoria Cross winner, Lieutenant Albert Chalmers-Borella.



In July 1918 at Villers Bretonneux France, Lieutenant Chalmers-Borella earned the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery in attack. His platoon, inspired by his determination and leadership, captured the enemy and though reduced by casualties and out-numbered ten to one, repulsed two counter attacks, captured thirty prisoners and caused heavy casualties.



Lieutenant Albert Chowne, V.C., M.M., Memorial Hall
Lieutenant Albert Chowne, V.C., M.M., Memorial Hall
Address: McClelland & Warrane Roads, Willoughby East
City/Town: Willoughby
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial hall commemorates Lieutenant Albert Chowne who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.


On 25 March 1945 in the hills south-west of Dagua in New Guinea, Chowne rushed a Japanese-held knoll, later to bear his name. Ascending a steep, narrow track, he hurled grenades and silenced two machine-guns. Although mortally wounded, he reached the enemy`s fox-holes and killed two more soldiers before he died. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.


Lieutenant Alexander Forrest
Lieutenant Alexander Forrest
Address: Cathedral Avenue, South Transept, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Lieutenant Alexander Anthony Forrest who was killed in action at Carolina, East Transvaal in 1901 in the Boer War. The plaque was erected by his high school friends. Alexander was 16 when he was killed.



The plaque was unveiled on the South Transept of the Cathedral on the 1st March 1908 by Sir John Forrest who was Minister of Defence at the time of the Boer War.



The voluntary church parade of the metropolitan troops and cadets, which, was held on Sunday, was largely attended. The official figures supplied of those present being 40 officers and 489 men. The muster included representatives from No. I Squadron 18th A.L.H., No. 1 Battery A.F.A., No. 2 Company of Garrison Artillery, the 11th Australian Infantry Regiment, W.A. Infantry Regiment, Australian Army Medical Corps, Australian Army Service Corps, and Corps-of Signallers. The parade was especially called in connection with the unveiling of memorials to the late Colonel Ricardo, C.B., late Commandant of Western Australia, and the late Lieutenant A. A. Forrest, in St. George's Cathedral.



Bishop Riley conducted the service said the late Lieutenant Forrest, of whom it was more difficult to speak, because, as they knew, he was only a boy when he went to fight for his country and met his death on the battlefield. Those who were with him in Africa, his comrades, thought he would have made a splendid officer if he had only lived, but he gave up his life for the sake of his country when only a lad and he could not have done more. Continuing, Bishop Riley said he would ask the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Edward Stone, to unveil the memorial brass to the late Colonel Ricardo, and Sir John Forrest, who was Minister for Defence at the time of the war, to unveil the memorial to the late Lieutenant Forrest.

Western Mail (Perth), 7th March 1908.



Lieutenant Alfred Edward Gaby
Lieutenant Alfred Edward Gaby
Address: 41 Mary Street, Scottsdale Primary school
City/Town: Scottsdale
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Victoria Cross recipient.



Alfred Edward Gaby was born at Springfield Tasmania in 1892 and served in the militia while working on his father’s farm. He had six brothers and came from a family who believed in serving your country in battle. After being rejected twice before finally being accepted into the AIF , he was quickly promoted to Lieutenant in 1917 due to his previous military service.



He was taking part in an assault in Villers-Bretonneux in August 1918 which came under attack while they were trying to protect a gap in the wire. Running single-handedly along the parapet , he fired his revolver into the garrison and forced the surrender of 50 men with four machine guns. He then reorganized his men to lead a final assault on his objective which was captured and consolidated. He was killed three days later by sniper fire while walking along the Australian line and urging his troops to attack the heavily armed German forces.



Lieutenant Arthur Wilcock
Lieutenant Arthur Wilcock
Address: 40 Gaol Road, Bendigo Senior Secondary College, Wilcock House
City/Town: Bendigo
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Wilcock House at the Bendigo Senior Secondary College commemorates Lieutenant Arthur Wilcock, a Ltin and Scine teacher who was killed in action in Belgium during World War One.



Lieutenant Charles Harper
Lieutenant Charles Harper
Address: Cathedral Avenue, South Transept, St George
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Harper Memorial Plaque commemorates Lieutenant Charles Harper who was killed in action at Vimy Ridge on the 3rd May 1917.



Lieutenant Clifford Sadlier
Lieutenant Clifford Sadlier
Address: Woolnough Street
City/Town: Daglish
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Cliff Sadlier Reserve commemorates the outstanding bravery of Lieutenant Clifford Sadlier during World War One at Villers-Bretonneux in France.  As you enter the park you will see a plaque set into a large boulder inscribed with the full citation for the Victoria Cross awarded to Lieutenant Sadlier who lived at 127 Stubbs Terrace, Daglish. Lieutenant Sadlier was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1918.



On 24/25 April 1918 at Villers-Bretonneux, France, Lieutenant Sadlier's platoon had to advance through a wood where a strong enemy machine-gun post was causing casualties and preventing the advance. Although he was himself wounded, Lieutenant Sadlier at once collected his bombing section and led them against the machine-guns, killing the crews and capturing two of the guns. By this time his party were all casualties and alone he attacked a third enemy machine-gun with his revolver, killing the crew and taking the gun. In doing so, he was again wounded. The very gallant conduct of this officer was the means of clearing the flank, and allowing the battalion to move forward, thereby saving a most critical situation. His coolness and utter disregard of danger inspired all.



Lieutenant Colonel Donald Cameron DSO
Lieutenant Colonel Donald Cameron DSO
Address: St Philip
City/Town: Rouchel
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected by members of his regiment to the memory of Lieutenant Colonel Donald Cameron , Commanding Officer of the 12th Light Horse Regiment who died in 1950. 


Donald Cameron , soldier & grazier , was born in Rouchel.  In 1899 Cameron enlisted for service in the South African War as a trooper in the 1st Australian Horse and sailed for Cape Town in January 1900. During the First World War he was prominent in the famous charge which captured Beersheba in October 1917.


The 4th and 12th Light Horse Regimets surprised and over-ran Turkish defences and Cameron's men galloped on to seize the town, capturing guns and taking prisoners on the way. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for directing the attack in 'an extraordinarily able and determined manner'.


Lieutenant Colonel Henry William Murray V.C.
Lieutenant Colonel Henry William Murray V.C.
Address: Flinders Highway, Jack Brown Lions Park
City/Town: Richmond
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Lieutenant-Colonel Henry William Murray who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War One.  The information plaque is positioned in the park near the Flinders Highway. 



Henry William "Harry" Murray VC, CMG, DSO & Bar, DCM (1 December 1880 – 7 January 1966) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. Decorated several times throughout his service in the First World War, Murray rose from the rank of private to lieutenant colonel in three-and-a-half years. He is often described as the most highly decorated infantry soldier of the British Empire during the First World War.



In February 1917, Murray commanded a company during the battalion's attack on the German position of Stormy Trench. During the engagement, the company was able to capture the position and repulse three fierce counter-attacks, with Murray often leading bayonet and bombing charges himself. For his actions during the battle, Murray was awarded the Victoria Cross.



In April 1928 Murray bought Glenlyon station, Richmond, a 74,000 acre (29,947 ha) grazing property, where he lived for the rest of his life. Murray enlisted for service during the Second World War and commanded the 26th Battalion in north Queensland until August 1942. He retired from the army in early 1944. Murray died of a heart attack following a car accident on 7 January 1966.



Lieutenant Colonel Hubert I.J.Harris V.D.
Lieutenant Colonel Hubert I.J.Harris V.D.
Address: 24 Gregory Terrace, Great Hall, Brisbane Grammar School
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Plaque erected by his comrades of the 5th Light Horse Regiment in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Harris who was killed during World War 1. 


Lieutenant Colonel Jim (Haggis) Wilson MBE
Lieutenant Colonel Jim (Haggis) Wilson MBE
Address: Chowder Bay Road, Chowder Bay
City/Town: Clifton Gardens
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates the first commander of 32 Small Ships Squadron, RAE.


Lieutenant Colonel L. C. Maygar
Lieutenant Colonel L. C. Maygar
Address: Kirkland Avenue West, RSL Memorial Park
City/Town: Euroa
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates Victoria Cross recipient in the South African (Boer) War.



On 23 November 1901 at Geelhoutboom, Natal, South Africa, Lieutenant Maygar galloped out and ordered men of a detached post, which was being outflanked, to retire. The horse of one of the men was shot under him when the enemy were within 200 yards and Lieutenant Maygar dismounted and lifted the man on to his own horse which bolted into boggy ground, making them both dismount. As the horse could not carry two, the lieutenant again put the man on its back and told him to gallop for cover at once, while he himself went on foot. All this took place under very heavy fire.



Leslie Maygar died of wounds suffered in Karm, Palestine, on 1 November 1917. He is buried in the Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.



Lieutenant D Carey RN & Lieutenant B Enzer RNVR
Lieutenant D Carey RN & Lieutenant B Enzer RNVR
Address: Zunker & Moss Streets, Memorial Park
City/Town: Burnett Heads
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

This memorial honours two young British submariners who were drowned off Mon Repos during separate exercises just four weeks before WWII ended.


Lieutenant Duncan Menzies
Lieutenant Duncan Menzies
Address: Menzies Crescent
City/Town: Prospect
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates the Rhodes scholar shot by the Japanese in Burma during World War Two


Lieutenant Duncan Menzies
Lieutenant Duncan Menzies
Address: Menzies Crescent
City/Town: Prospect
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Duncan Menzies who was a South Australian Rhodes Scholar shot by the Japanese in 1943 in World War Two


Lieutenant Edward Beatty
Lieutenant Edward Beatty
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church. Stairs to gallery-east wall
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

In memory of Lieutenant Edward Beatty, of the 99th Regiment who was mortally wounded in the assault of the Maori fortress at Ohaiowai in New Zealand.


The New Zealand Wars, sometimes called the Land Wars and also once called the Māori Wars, were a series of armed conflicts that took place in New Zealand between 1845 and 1872. The wars were fought over a number of issues, the most prominent concerning Māori land being sold to the settler population.


 


Lieutenant Edward Tupper & William Kennedy
Lieutenant Edward Tupper & William Kennedy
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church. North Wall No 136
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Lieutenant Edward Murray Tupper (Royal Navy) aged 22 years, and William Kennedy seaman aged 43 years, both of HM Ship "Iris" who were killed by locals of Tana whilst on service on shore in 1858.


Lieutenant Edward Wareham
Lieutenant Edward Wareham
Address: Ann & Creek Streets, St Andrews Uniting Church
City/Town: brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Lieutenant Edward Wareham who was killed in action at Quinns Post at Gallipoli during World War One



Lieutenant Frederick William Bell
Lieutenant Frederick William Bell
Address: Lovekin Drive
City/Town: Kings Park
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree and plaque commemorate Lieutenant Frederick William Bell, a member of the 6th West Australian Mounted Infantry who won the Victoria Cross for his gallantry at Brakpan, Transvaal, South Africa during the Boer War.



 



Lieutenant G. J. Grieve
Lieutenant G. J. Grieve
Address: Old South Head Road, Gap Park
City/Town: Watsons Bay
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The memorial to Lieutenant G. J. Grieve, a marble and sandstone structure standing at the southern end of Gap Park, close to the cliff face, has historic and social significance as a remembrance to Lieutenant Grieve, a Special Service Officer who was killed in February 1900 at the Battle of Paardeberg during the Boer War.


Lieutenant General Sir J. J. Talbot Hobbs
Lieutenant General Sir J. J. Talbot Hobbs
Address: Riverside Drive
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Memorial was the first memorial erected in Perth to commemorate of one of Australia’s most distinguished World War One soldiers and one of Western Australian`s finest Architects. The memorial is made of Donnybrook stone with a bronze bust of Hobbs on top, and placed against a background of Canary Island Palms.



On 8 August 1914, Talbot Hobbs was selected by General Bridges to command the 1st Australian divisional artillery. After training in Egypt he was at the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, and was soon ashore searching for positions for his guns. He was then promoted brigadier-general and made a C.B. In March 1916 he went with the first Australian division to France, and was in command of the Australian artillery when Pozières was captured. In December 1916 he was given command of the 5th division and was made a major-general. This division was in the thick of the fighting in the spring of 1917, and in September did magnificent work at Polygon Wood. Hobbs was created a K.C.B. on 1 January 1918. At the end of April his division fought a great fight at the second battle for Villers-Bretonneux, which probably contributed to the abandonment of the German operations towards Amiens. After the war Hobbs returned to Perth and resumed his work as an architect. With his partners he was responsible for many important buildings in Perth including the state war memorial, St George`s College, Crawley, the Temperance and General and Royal Insurance buildings. He was also architect for the Church of England diocese of Perth.



The twin ceremonies of the Armistice Day observance and the unveiling of the statue of the late Lieutenant General Sir Talbot Hobbs were carried out on the Perth esplanade this morning. The ceremonies were preceded by a march of about 1500 ex-servicemen through the city streets to the Perth where they were joined by detachments of the Royal Australian Air Force, A.I.F. reinforcements, militia units, secondary school senior cadet corps, boy scouts and members of the Sons of Soldiers League. The usual two minutes silence was observed in remembrance of those who fell in the last war, and later the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir James Mitchell, unveiled the memorial to the late Sir Talbot Hobbs.

Kalgoorlie Miner (WA), 12th November 1940.



Lieutenant George Brooks Foster
Lieutenant George Brooks Foster
Address: Pennant Hills Road, The King`s School Chapel
City/Town: North Parramatta
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet and stained glass window to Lieutenant George Brooks Foster who was killed in the Boer War in 1901.


George Brooks Foster was the manager of the Commercial banking Company of Sydney before he volunteered for service. He was educated at The King's School.


Lieutenant George Ingram
Lieutenant George Ingram
Address: Marine Parade, Fred Smith Reserve
City/Town: Hastings
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Victoria Cross medal recipient and local resident George Ingram.


Prior to the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918, one of the last great battles took place at Montbrehan, France in October 1918. Lieutenant Ingram, whose company commander had been wounded, took charge of the advance into Montbrehan.


He rushed ahead of his men out over open machine-gun fire and swept ground to capture enemy posts and after further heavy fighting, the Germans lost this vital village. It was for his bravery that day that Lieutenant Ingram was awarded the highest honor for bravery – the Victoria Cross.


Lieutenant George Philpotts
Lieutenant George Philpotts
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church, North Wall 106
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Lieutenant Phillpotts.


In 1840, the British Crown entered into the Treaty of Waitangi with a number of Maori chiefs. That treaty set out certain conditions for the British occupation of New Zealand and still dominates race relationships in that country. From 1843 to 1848, the First Maori War was conducted between the British and certain Maori groups that rejected the implementation of the Treaty of Waitangi. On 1 July 1845, Lieutenant George Philpotts RN ‘fell at the assault on the pa at Ohaeawae’. The pa was a Maori fortification.


Lieutenant Gideon James Grieve
Lieutenant Gideon James Grieve
Address: Jamison & York Streets, outside Scots Church
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Obelisk outside the Scots Church commemorates Lieutenant Gideon James Grieve.


Lieutenant G. J. Grieve was a Scot who emigrated to Sydney and rose through the ranks of the New South Wales Scottish Rifles to become its adjutant. He volunteered for the Boer War (1899 – 1902) and was killed-in-action at the battle of Paardeberg, while on secondment to the 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch, as a company commander on 18 February 1900.


Grieve led his company in the Battle of Koodesberg displaying conspicuous gallantry and skill as a leader. Subsequently, during the operations for the relief of Kimberley and the

attack on Cronje’s Laager at Paadeberg Drift on 18 February 1900, he was killed-in-action while attempting to save one of his wounded soldiers. His actions were described by a brother officer as displaying “the most magnificent bravery”.


As a mark of the high regard in which Lieutenant Grieve was held in Sydney that two memorials were erected to his memory in 1900. The first was the handsome Grieve

memorial drinking fountain on the cliff at Watson’s Bay, which originally bore a figure of Lieutenant Grieve in highland dress uniform. Sadly, the statue was destroyed by vandals

many years ago. The second was the splendid obelisk, recently restored, at the corner of York and Jamison Streets in Sydney, opposite Scots Church.


Lieutenant Guy Wylly
Lieutenant Guy Wylly
Address: 71 Nelson Road, Hutchins School
City/Town: Sandy Bay
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Victoria Cross recipient, Lieutenant Guy Wylly.



During the Boer War, a party of eight Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen who were led by Major Earley and Lieutenent Wylly escorting a foraging party looking for cattle for Major Brooke. The group was ambushed by Boers in a narrow gorge at Warm Bad Transvaal in September 1900. Six men including two officers were wounded and Major Brooke’s horse bolted. Bisdee dismounted and helped Brooke onto his own horse and led under them out of immediate danger before mounting behind Brooke and escaping under heavy fire. Wylly was wounded when the men were ambushed by the Boers.



While Bisdee was helping Major Brook, Wylly saw Corporal Brown had been wounded and his horse shot. Although wounded himself, he gave Brown his horse and risking being cut off, opened fire on the Boer’s to cover his men’s retreat. Wylly’s Victoria Cross was gazetted 10 days after Bisdee’s.



Lieutenant H.F.Grey
Lieutenant H.F.Grey
Address: Rutledge Street & Church Lane, Christ Church Anglican
City/Town: Queanbeyan
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates Lieutenant H. F Grey killed in 1940.


Henry Francis Grey was born in Canberra on 24 August 1917 and enlisted in Sydney on 26 October 1939. He was a Lieutenant in the 2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion when he died of illness on 5 December 1940. He is buried in St John`s Churchyard, Canberra.


Lieutenant Harry Doncaster
Lieutenant Harry Doncaster
Address: Canowindra Road
City/Town: Cowra
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial to Lieutenant Harry Doncaster who died in the Cowra Breakout.


On 5 August 1944 Japanese Prisoners of War (POWs) housed in the detention camp in Cowra, New South Wales staged an outbreak. Armed with improvised weapons including baseball bats and sharpened mess knives, they stormed the perimeter fences and overcame the machine gun posts. Never likely to be successful, the outbreak resulted in the death of 231 Japanese prisoners with a further 108 wounded. All survivors were recaptured in the surrounding countryside in the days that followed.


Four Australians were killed. Privates Benjamin Gower Hardy, Ralph Jones and Charles Henry Shepherd were killed in the breakout. Lieutenant Harry Doncaster was killed when ambushed during the recapture of the prisoners. Hardy and Jones were posthumously awarded the George Cross.

 


Lieutenant Jack Richie
Lieutenant Jack Richie
Address: Canowindra Road, Cranbury Uniting Church
City/Town: Cranbury
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected by members of the Cranbury Cricket Club to Lieutenant Jack Ritchie who was killed on active service on the 9th February 1942.  


Lieutenant James Charles Roberts
Lieutenant James Charles Roberts
Address: Stephenson Street, Murchison Gardens
City/Town: Murchison
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Granite obelisk with a helmet and crossed swords on a tablet commemorates Lieutenant James Charles Roberts, Victorian Mounted Rifles, who died of wounds at Rensburg, South Africa in 1900. 



The memorial was unveiled by Colonel Price on the 28th February 1901 in the presence of 60 members of B Company of the Victorian Mounted Rifles and about 150 school children. Colonel Price delivered an eulogiam on the soldier and Messrs Mason and Kennedy MLA's and Mr E. J. Gregory, Chairman of the memorial fund also spoke. At the conclusion of the ceremony the children sang "God Save the King". The Argus (Melbourne) 2nd March 1901.



He is also remembered in Royal Park , Melbourne were he lived as a boy.



Lieutenant James Charles Roberts Memorial Tablet
Lieutenant James Charles Roberts Memorial Tablet
Address: Impey Street, Anglican Church
City/Town: Murchison
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet unveiled in Christ Church Murchison to Lieutenant Roberts who died from a wound received in the Battle of Pink Hill in Rensburg South Africa in 1900.


The unveiling of the tablet was preceded by a church parade which included the Murchison Brass band and was well attended by the Murchison troop. There was a large congregation at the unveiling service with many people being unable to gain admission to the church. 


Lieutenant Kathleen Neuss
Lieutenant Kathleen Neuss
Address: 66-76 Evans Street, Inverell Returned Servicemens Memorial Club
City/Town: Inverell
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates Lieutenant Kathleen Neuss who was shot by the Japanese on Banka Island in 1942.


On Banka Island in 1942, twenty-two Australian nurses who were on the Vyner Brook which was sunk by the Japanese were then ordered by the Japanese to form a line and walk into the sea. The women knew what was going to happen to them, but none panicked or pleaded for mercy. When the water had reached the nurses` waists, the Japanese opened fire on them. Sister Bullwinkel was hit in the back by a bullet and knocked off her feet. Upon discovering that she was only wounded, she pretended to be dead. She later gave herself up to the Japanese. Realising that the lives of other survivors of the Vyner Brooke would be at risk if the Japanese discovered what she had seen, Sister Bullwinkel concealed her wound from the Japanese and treated it herself. She survived harsh imprisonment to give evidence of the massacre at a war crimes trial in Tokyo in 1947.


Lieutenant L. D. McCarthy Plaque
Lieutenant L. D. McCarthy Plaque
Address: Railway Street, near War Memorial
City/Town: York
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Lieutenant. L. D. McCarthy who was awarded Victoria Cross at Madame Wood, France in 1918 during World War One.



Near Madam Wood, east of Vermandovillers, France, on 23 August McCarthy performed what the official war historian rated as 'perhaps the most effective feat of individual fighting in the history of the A.I.F., next to Jacka's at Pozières'. The 16th Battalion, with McCarthy commanding 'D' Company, had attained its objectives but the battalion on the left was unable to make headway. Accompanied by Sergeant F. J. Robbins, D.C.M., M.M., McCarthy attacked the German machine-gun posts which were preventing its advance. They raced into the enemy trench system, shooting and bombing as they went, destroying three machine-gun positions. When his mate fell wounded, McCarthy pressed on, picking up German bombs as he continued to fight down the trench 'inflicting heavy casualties'. Coming upon another enemy pocket, he shot two officers and bombed the post until a blood-stained handkerchief signalled the surrender of the forty occupants. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross.



 



Lieutenant Lachlan John Caskey
Lieutenant Lachlan John Caskey
Address: Frederick Street, Toowong Cemetery
City/Town: Toowong
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The monument was erected at Toowong Cemetery in May 1902 in memory of Lieutenant Lachlan John Caskey, who was killed in action at Makari Drift, Caledon River, South Africa on 27 September 1901. He was 31 years old. Caskey was a member of the 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen and, like all Australian troops participating in the South African [Boer] War of 1899-1902, was a volunteer .



The Caskey Memorial is unusual, a Government sponsored memorial to an individual, is important as the first known South African War memorial in Queensland and a model for later monuments in this state.



Lieutenant Laurence Dominic McCarthy V.C.
Lieutenant Laurence Dominic McCarthy V.C.
Address: 160 Avon Terrace, York RSL Club
City/Town: York
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Pavilion and memorial plaque commemorates Lieutenant Laurence Dominic McCarthy who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War One.  A portrait of Lieutenant McCarthy was also unveiled in the newly renovated RSL hall, renamed in the Victoria Cross (VC) recipient's honour.



Lawrence Dominic McCarthy was born in York, Western Australia, in August 1892.  Lieutenant McCarthy was in the original landing at Gallipoli and redeployed to the western front in France.  McCarthy was promoted to company sergeant major in March 1917 and the following month was commissioned as a second lieutenant. The day after receiving his commission, McCarthy was wounded at Bullecourt and evacuated to England where he spent three months in hospital and convalescing. In November he was promoted to lieutenant and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre.



On 23 August 1918, McCarthy performed what some regarded as the most effective piece of individual fighting in the history of the AIF next to Albert Jacka's Military Cross winning feat at Pozières. Near Madam Wood, east of Vermandovillers, France, the battalion was heavily opposed by well-posted machine-guns. Lieutenant McCarthy, realizing the situation, dashed across the open ground with two men to the nearest post, where, having out-distanced his companions, he put the gun out of action, then continued fighting his way down the trench. Later, having been joined by one of his men, together they bombed their way along the trench until contact was established with an adjoining unit. During this action Lieutenant McCarthy had killed 22 of the enemy, taken 50 prisoners and captured 5 machine-guns.






For this McCarthy was awarded the Victoria Cross that, within his battalion and in some quarters of the London press, came to be known as the "super-VC".


 


He returned to Australia after the war and died in Victoria in 1975.





Lieutenant Michael Fussell
Lieutenant Michael Fussell
Address: Barney Street, War Memorial Fountain, Central Park
City/Town: Armidale
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque on War Memorial Fountain commemorates Lieutenant Fussell who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008 


 


Lieutenant Fussell was a member of the Sydney based 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and was serving with the Special Operations Task Group when he was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device detonation while conducting a dismounted patrol in Oruzgan Province, on Thursday 27 November 2008. 


Lieutenant Fussell attended School in Armidale and was a student at the Armidale School from 1994 to 2001.  Lieutenant Fussell was the first active serviceman from Armidale who has been killed on duty since the Vietnam War.


Lieutenant P. W. C. Drage
Lieutenant P. W. C. Drage
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church . North Wall No 76
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet commemorates Lieutenant Drage of the New South Wales Mounted Infantry killed at Diamond Hill, South Africa during the Boer War.


Lieutenant Peter A. Hines
Lieutenant Peter A. Hines
Address: Watkins Road, Wangi Wangi RSL Memorial
City/Town: Wangi Wangi
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque on the Wangi Wangi RSL War Memorial commemorates Lieutenant Peter Hines the only known casualty from the area to be killed in the Vietnam War. 


Lieutenant Richard T.F. Seldon Memorial Plaque
Lieutenant Richard T.F. Seldon Memorial Plaque
Address: Church & West Streets, St Thomas` Anglican Church
City/Town: North Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque Commemorates Lieutenant Richard T.F. Seldon who was killed at gallipoli in 1915.


Lieutenant Robert J Buel
Lieutenant Robert J Buel
Address: The Esplanade, USS Peary Memorial, Bicentennial Park
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Lieutenant Robert J Buel who was shot down on the 15th February 1942.



At 4.00 a.m. on 15 February 1942 a Japanese Kawanishi H6K flying boat of the 21st Air Flotilla set out from Ambon to shadow the ill-fated Houston convoy. The convoy had left Darwin without air cover and was forced to return the following day, having failed to reinforce the Allied garrison on Timor. The Japanese flying boat located the convoy at 10.30 a.m. and maintained visual contact for a further three hours. When it was about 190 kilometres west of Darwin the H6K made an unsuccessful bombing attack on the vessels before turning for home. Soon afterwards, however, the flying boat was spotted by an American Kittyhawk fighter, piloted by Lieutenant Robert Buel, who then made a diving attack on the Japanese aircraft. After a brief exchange of gunfire both aircraft caught fire and crashed into the sea, thus ending the first aerial combat of the northern Australian air war.



 



Lieutenant Rupert Vance Moon V.C
Lieutenant Rupert Vance Moon V.C
Address: Williams Road, Cemetery
City/Town: Mount Duneed
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial garden Commemorates Lieutenant Rupert Moon who was a recipeint of the Victoria Cross during World War One.



Rupert Theo Vance "Mick" Moon VC (14 August 1892 – 28 February 1986) was an Australian recipient  of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.



He was 24 years old, and a lieutenant in the 58th Battalion (Victoria), Australian Imperial Force during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.



On 12 May 1917 near Bullecourt, France, Lieutenant Moon's immediate objective was a position in advance of a hostile trench, and then against the trench itself, after the capture of which it was intended that his men should co-operate in a further assault. Although wounded in the initial advance, he reached the first objective, but was again wounded in the assault on the trench. He nevertheless continued to inspire and encourage his men and captured the trench, but was again wounded when consolidating the position. It was not until he was severely wounded for a fourth time that he agreed to retire from the fight.



He later achieved the rank of captain.



Lieutenant T. C. Derrick V.C. D.C.M. Memorial Grandstand
Lieutenant T. C. Derrick V.C. D.C.M. Memorial Grandstand
Address: Wade Street, Berri Memorial Oval
City/Town: Berri
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial grandstand commemorates Victoria Cross recipient Lieutenant T.C. Derrick.



On 17 November 1940 Derrick had embarked for the Middle East with the 2nd/48th Battalion, which was to be the most decorated unit in the A.I.F. In that distinguished company Derrick was outstanding and awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.



The 2nd/48th returned to Australia in February 1943 and trained in North Queensland and Papua before helping to capture Lae, New Guinea, in September. By 24 November the battalion was attacking the heights of Sattelberg, overlooking Finschhafen. Late that afternoon, while leading the advance platoon, Derrick confronted an almost vertical slope of thick jungle hiding Japanese machine-guns.



Derrick was told to withdraw, but he decided to go on. Covered by his mates, he scrambled hands and feet up the cliff, hurling grenades into enemy posts and clearing them out with his rifle. Even in peacetime the climb is barely possible, yet Derrick cleared ten machine-gun posts, stopping just short of the crest as dusk fell. It was one of the most astonishing feats of the war. He was awarded the Victoria Cross on 22 March 1944. He was killed in action in Borneo in May 1945.



A meeting was held in the Berri RSL Clubrooms on June  7 to discuss plans for a war memorial at Berri.  Mr. Westley (president of the Berri Sub-branch) occupied the chair and explained the objects of the meeting. After considerable discussion Mr. J. McKay moved, "That this meeting approve a plan for the construction of a 'Lieut. T. C. Derrick, V.C., D.C.M., Memorial Grandstand', to be erected on the Berri Memorial oval, and for a District Honour Roll to be affixed to the back wall of such Grandstand, the stand to be erected directly opposite the present Memorial Gates, and the Honour Roll to be so planned and constructed as to appear from Gilbert Street to be framed in the present Memorial Gateway."The motion was carried unanimously.

Murray Pioneer (Renmark, SA), 15 June 1950.



Lieutenant Thomas Armstrong Memorial
Lieutenant Thomas Armstrong Memorial
Address: Victoria Street, St Stephens Anglican Church
City/Town: Mirani
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

This memorial is unusual in that it is dedicated to the memory of an individual soldier. It marks the death on 12 October 1917 of Lieutenant Thomas A Armstrong who was killed at the age of 26 near Passchendaele, Flanders during the First World War.


Armstrong’s family lived on a farm between Marian and Mirani. The memorial was erected behind the altar at St James Uniting Church at Marian, a timber church located on ANZAC Avenue near the Marian sugar mill. The mason who created the memorial is unknown. It was mounted behind the pulpit on the northern side of the church. The memorial was transferred from St James to St Stephens. The Armstrong Memorial is rare in Queensland as a privately erected war memorial to an individual soldier.


In 1999 the original wooden St Stephens Church was sold and the new Pioneer Valley Uniting Church was constructed. The Honour Board has been inlayed in the wall of the new church.


Lieutenant Thomas Currie Derrick V.C.
Lieutenant Thomas Currie Derrick V.C.
Address: Livingstone Street & Ocean Drive, Cenotaph
City/Town: South West Rocks
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque on South West Rocks Cenotaph commemorates Lieutenant Derrick who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two. 



Lieutenant Thomas Currie "Diver" Derrick VC, DCM  was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. In November 1943, during the Second World War, Derrick was awarded the Victoria Cross for his assault on a heavily defended Japanese position at Sattelberg, New Guinea. During the engagement, he scaled a cliff face while under heavy fire and silenced seven machine gun posts, before leading his platoon in a charge that destroyed a further three. 



During the fighting on Tarakan in Indonesia in May 1945 , he was engaged in action on the heavily defended hill Freda when he was hit by five bullets from a Japanese machine gun. Derrick died from his wounds on 24 May 1945.



Lieutenant William Rupert Harriott
Lieutenant William Rupert Harriott
Address: 14 Alfred Street, AMP Society
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Memorial tablet erected by the members of staff at A.M.P to the memory of Lieutenant William Harriott who died of wounds in 1900 during the Boer War. 


Lieutenant William Rupert Harriott Memorial Gates
Lieutenant William Rupert Harriott Memorial Gates
Address: Church Street, St Thomas` Anglican Church
City/Town: North Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Gates commemorate William Rupert Harriott who fell during the Boer War.



Lieutenant William Rupert Harriott died from wounds received at Diamond Hill, South Africa whilst in active service with the NSW Mounted Infantry. Mr Harriott was an employee of the A.M.P in Sydney where a memorial tablet was erected in his honour on the 24th September 1900. 



Sunday afternoon the formal ceremony of opening the Lieutenant Harriott memorial gates at St. Thomas's Church, North Sydney, was performed by Major Holmes, D.S.O. The heavy rain that fell no doubt prevented many from attending, but there was a fair number present. A short service was held in the church, at which the Rev. S. H. Childe, rector of St. Thomas's, officiated. Amongst those in the church were the members of the 'E' Company of the 1st Regiment of Infantry, under Captain V. Horniman; the Army Service Corps, under Captain Selwyn Smith;the band of the 1st Regiment; Mr. Dugald Thomson, M.P., and numerous friends of the deceased officer. The sermon was delivered by the Rev. T. K. Abbott, who spoke upon the sub ject of self sacrifice in war and in Christian work. Lieutenant Harriott had, be said, been a true soldier, and the memory of his career would live forever.  Immediately after the service, Mr. Dugald Thomson introduced Major Holmes, D.S.O., and asked him to unlock the gates, that had been erected in memory of the deceased soldier.

Evening News (Sydney), 29th April 1901.



Lieutenant-Colonel A. Miell
Lieutenant-Colonel A. Miell
Address: Second Street, RSL Sub-branch
City/Town: Orroroo
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Orroroo RSL buildingwhich was opened in 1965 commemorates of Lieutenant-Colonel A. Miell , Commander of the 9th Light Horse Regiment who was killed in action at Gallipoli in 1915 during World War One.



Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander White
Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander White
Address: Cole Street
City/Town: Brighton
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates the Light Horseman killed at Gallipoli during World War One. Plaque is laid near a bench in Cole Street which was his last residence. In November 2009 a plaque was also placed in Brighton cemetery to commemorate  Lieutenant White who has no known grave.



Commissioned in March 1904, White gained steady promotion and by 1914 was brigade major in the 5th Light Horse Brigade.  Transferring to the Australian Imperial Force on 21 September 1914, White was given command of the 8th Light Horse Regiment.



At 4.30 a.m. on 7 August 1915 the 3rd Light Horse Brigade mounted a bayonet assault on the Turkish trenches at The Nek. Seven minutes earlier, due to an error, the preliminary bombardment had ceased, allowing the enemy to prepare for the attack. White led the first of his regiment's two waves, but was shot down a short distance from his trench. Of the 300 officers and soldiers under his command, 153 died with him and 80 were wounded within minutes. The charge has endured as one of the best-known episodes of the Gallipoli Peninsula campaign: it was the subject of a painting by George Lambert and the setting for the finale in the 1981 Australian film, Gallipoli.



Lieutenant-Colonel C. G. W. Anderson V.C.
Lieutenant-Colonel C. G. W. Anderson V.C.
Address: Lovell Street, Anderson Park
City/Town: Young
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Anderson Park commemorates C. G. W. Anderson who won a Victoria Cross (V.C.) for his bravery in Malaya in World War Two.



Anderson was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on 1 August 1941 and took command of his battalion. Five months later Japan entered the war, invading Malaya and committing herself to war with Britain on the same day as her forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbour. British Empire forces began a long series of withdrawals down the length of the Malayan peninsula. Within a month Japanese forces were in southern Malaya and Anderson`s unit was among those conducting defensive operations in the Muar area.



He conducted a fighting withdrawal to Parit Sulong during which he and his men were cut off and suffered heavy casualties. Anderson led them through four days of heavy fighting in a bid to reach Allied lines. For his leadership, his protection of his own wounded men, and for repeatedly risking his own life Anderson was awarded the Victoria Cross. The fighting over, Anderson endured more than three years in Japanese captivity before returning to Australia.



Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Gray
Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Gray
Address: 124 Brisbane Street, St Paul`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Ipswich
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Gray.

Lieutenant-Colonel F. A. G. Tucker
Lieutenant-Colonel F. A. G. Tucker
Address: Kiewa Street, St Matthews Church
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Plaque placed by the 2/23rd Battalion commemorates their commanding officer from October 1943 to September 1945. 



Lt/Col Tucker commanded the 2/23 Aust Infantry Battalion during the Finschhafen operation. His determined and resourceful leadership during the Satelberg campaign and the subsequent pursuit of the enemy to Sio, was in large measure responsible for the efficient role his battalion played.



Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Edward Murray
Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Edward Murray
Address: Russell & Macquarie Streets
City/Town: Evandale
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Statue commemorates Victoria Cross recipient and Australia`s most decorated soldier.



Harry Edward Murray was born at Evandale in 1880 and enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in 1914. He landed at Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915 as a machine gunner and was promoted within a month to Lance Corporal and awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal . He was wounded twice at Gallipoli and earned the nick name Mad Harry and by 1916 had been promoted to captain. He was wounded twice at Mouquet farm on the Western front and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.



In February 1916 at Stormy Trench north east of Guedecourt France Capatain murray in command of A company seized a trench. Heavy fighting broke out and the company repelled three attacks due to his leadership. The company sustained heavy casualties throughout the night and captain Murray was inspirational encouraging his men , leading bombing and bayonet charges and carrying his men to safety when wounded .When he was relieved more than 48 hours later only 48 of his 140 men were left.



In 1918 he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and was awarded a bar to his DSO in the attack on Bullecourt. He was also mentioned in dispatches four times awarded the French Croix de Guerre and made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. Murray never marched in an ANZAC day service nor wore all his medals preferring a quiet life as a farmer.



Lieutenant-Colonel J. W. Simpson M.C
Lieutenant-Colonel J. W. Simpson M.C
Address: Olive & Wilson Streets, St David`s Church
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet unveiled in 1918 by Mr. G.B.Wilson, Principal of the Grammar School commemorates Lieutenant-Colonel Simpson who was killed in France on the 21st January 1917 during World War One.



Simpson was a former assistant teacher at the Grammar School and a popular local sportsman. 



Lieutenant-Colonel R .E. Wall
Lieutenant-Colonel R .E. Wall
Address: 520 Kiewa Street, St Matthews Church
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Lieutenant Colonel R.E.Wall M.I.D.



Lieutenant-Colonel Reverend Walter Penfield Brown
Lieutenant-Colonel Reverend Walter Penfield Brown
Address: Trundle & Wardell Streets, Enoggerra Memorial Hall
City/Town: Enoggera
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Plaque dedicated to Lieutenant Colonel Reverend Brown who was known to all as "Padre Brown" a friend of the soldiers.


Padre Brown devoted had devoted 15 years of his life as a military chaplain and had regularly visited many military camps and hospitals. His greatest work was done at the Enoggera Army Camp with the 9th Battalion and the Rosemount Military Hospital. Padre Brown also served with the Army Medical Corps during the Boxer Rebellion. He died in 1931


Lieutenant-Colonel William Kenneth Seaforth Mackenzie D.S.O.
Lieutenant-Colonel William Kenneth Seaforth Mackenzie D.S.O.
Address: Arden & Varna Streets, St Luke`s Church
City/Town: Clovelly
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Stain glass window commemorates William Kenneth Seaforth Mackenzie (1872-1952), lawyer and soldier


Lieutenant -Colonel William Kenneth Seaforth Mackenzie, D.S.O.,  was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1895.  Lieut.-Colonel Mackenzie was noted for his edition of Divorce Practice, a text book which is still the standard work in the matrimonial causes jurisdiction in N.S.W. Until a few months before his death he was editor of the N.S.W. Law Reports and Weekly Notes.


Lieutenant-Colonel Mackenzie commanded the 19th Battalion of the 1st A.I.F. and saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli, and France. Mackenzie's interest in soldiering extended over thirty years, commencing in 1898 when he was commissioned in the New South Wales Military Forces in the 5th Infantry Regiment (Scottish Rifles). He rose steadily through the ranks occupying staff and regimental appointments in the 5th Regiment and then in the 1st Battalion, New South Wales Scottish Rifles. He commanded the latter from 1909 and from 1912 the 25th (City of Sydney) Infantry.


 


Lieutenant-General Sir Leslie Morshead
Lieutenant-General Sir Leslie Morshead
Address: Macquarie Street, Botanic Gardens
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Fountain commemorates the distinguished soldier and citizen.


Sir Leslie James Morshead KCB, KBE, CMG, DSO, ED (18 September 1889 – 26 September 1959) was an Australian soldier with a distinguished career in both world wars. He is considered to rival John Monash for the appellation of "Australia's greatest general".


He commanded the Australian troops at the Siege of Tobruk and Second Battle of El Alamein where Australian troops inflicted crushing defeats on the German Afrika Korps. During World War Two, Morshead was known to his soldiers, in part affectionately, as "Ming the Merciless", after the villain in Flash Gordon comics.


Lieutenent-Colonel George Braund & Sergeant Edward Rennix Larkin
Lieutenent-Colonel George Braund & Sergeant Edward Rennix Larkin
Address: Macquarie Street, NSW Legislative Assembly Chamber
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates former members of Parliament who were killed in the Dardanelles, Turkey in 1915 during World War One.


Braund was the first Australian legislator to enlist for World War One and the second to die in battle. Slightly deaf, Braund failed to hear a challenge from a sentry, who shot him. He was buried in Beach cemetery, Gallipoli. In May 1893 Braund had been commissioned Second-Lieutenant in the Armidale company, 4th Australian Infantry Regiment. He was promoted Lieutenant in 1898, Captain in 1899 and Major in 1912, and was company commander in 1899-1912. In 1910 the Liberal Party invited him to contest the Federal seat of New England; he declined because of family commitments but in 1913 became Liberal member for Armidale in the Legislative Assembly.


Edward Rennix "Teddy" Larkin (21 September 1880–25 April 1915) was an Australian parliamentarian and a national representative rugby union player who saw service in World War One and was killed in action on the first day of the Gallipoli Campaign. He was the member for Willoughby in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from December 1913 until his death.


Lloyd Henry Holliday
Lloyd Henry Holliday
Address: 6 Greendale Street, St Giles Anglican Church
City/Town: Greenwich
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Lloyd Henry Holliday R.A.A.F. killed in 1942.


Major C.R.Richardson MC
Major C.R.Richardson MC
Address: Barney Street, The Armidale School
City/Town: Armidale
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial gates erected to the memory of Major C.R. Richardson a former pupil of the school who died in 1946. The gates on Barney Street, a gift from J.Richardson & Co. Limited , were opened and blessed by Bishop Moyes on 18  August, 1957. 




Clifford Russell Richardson attended TAS from February 1901 to Easter 1907. He was a prefect, vice-captain of the 1st XI, a member of the 1st XV and a sergeant in the cadets. He enlisted soon after war was declared in 1914 and sailed to Egypt later that year. Landing in Gallipoli, he was severely wounded in his right arm. The first  Australian officer to be awarded the Military Cross, he died in 1946, aged 56.

 


Major D. J. F. Skov
Major D. J. F. Skov
Address: Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Major D. J. F. Skov Memorial Seat


Major Edgar Towner V.C.
Major Edgar Towner V.C.
Address: Landsborough Highway, Blackall Memorial Park
City/Town: Blackall
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Statue " Towners Call " dedicated to Victoria Cross winner Major Edgar Towner. The statue honouring Towner was the result of an essay by schoolboy Ronan Robinson who asked the question  why a local hero who had won the Victoria Cross and Military Cross for bravery was not honoured in his home town and did not feature on the town's war memorial. When Ronan's school essay was published in the local newspaper, the people of Blackall rallied around the cause and raised $80,000 with help from Towner's nephews Geoffrey and John for the statue to be realised. 


Edgar Thomas Towner VC, MC (19 April 1890 – 18 August 1972) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. A lieutenant in the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War, Towner was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1918 for his actions during an attack on Mont St. Quentin on the Western Front. Towner remains the most decorated Queensland-born soldier.


After the war he was appointed a director of the Russleigh Pastoral Company, and briefly re-enlisted during the Second World War, when he was promoted to major. A keen geographer, he was awarded the Dr Thomson Foundation Gold Medal in 1956 for his geographical work. 


Major Francis Bird Carter
Major Francis Bird Carter
Address: Cathedral Avenue, South Transept, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Major Francis Bird Carter who was killed in action at Gaba Tepe, Turkey in 1915 in World War One.



Major Francis Bird Carter was born in 1875, and was therefore 40 years of age at the time of his death, He was, previous to the outbreak of war, a major in the 86th Infantry Battalion having been appointed to that position just after the outbreak of war. He joined the Expeditionary Forces a month later, and on October 1 was appointed to the 16th Battalion (reinforcements), with the rank of honorary major. Major Carter as a civilian was a well-known figure in Perth business circles, having been at one time a member of the firm of Ford, Rhodes, and Carter, public accountants. Later on he started in business on his own account, and his office was situated in Forrest Chambers, St. George's Terrace.

The Daily News (Perth), 5th May 1915.



Last evening, in imitation of the observance which has sprung up in the old land since the outbreak of the war, a simple but impressive service was held at St. George's Cathedral in commemoration of those who have fallen in battle.  The Lieutenant-Governor (Sir Edward Stone) unveiled a memorial tablet erected in the soldiers' corner of the Cathedral with the consent of the Chapter, by the friends of the late Major F. B. Carter of the 16th Battalion. The tablet is of lacquered brass upon a background of black marble. It bears the inscription, "To the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of Francis Bird Carter, Major, 16th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces, killed in action at Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli Peninsula,  April 27th, 1915. This tablet is erected to his memory by his friends in the city."  The tablet was designed and executed by Mr. R. S. Cumpston.

The West Australian (Perth), 1st November 1915.



Major Frederick Tubb
Major Frederick Tubb
Address: Kirkland Avenue West , RSL Memorial Park
City/Town: Euroa
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates Major Frederick Tubb a Victoria Cross recipient from World War One.



Lieutenant Tubb held a newly captured trench which was being counter-attacked by the enemy, who blew in a sand-bag barricade, leaving only a foot of it standing. Tubb led his men back, repulsed the enemy and rebuilt the barricade. Twice more the enemy blew in the barricade, but on each occasion this officer, although wounded in the head and arm, held his ground and assisted by corporals Alexander Stewart Burton and William Dunstan, rebuilt it, and maintained the position under heavy bombardment. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross.



He later achieved the rank of major and died of wounds suffered in battle at Polygon Wood, Third Battle of Ypres, France, on 20 September 1917. He is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.



Major Frederick Tubb Plaque
Major Frederick Tubb Plaque
Address: Hume Highway, Tubbs Hill, south-west of Euroa
City/Town: Euroa
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque at Tubbs Hill dedicated to Major Frederick Tubb, winner of the Victoria Cross during World War One.



On the 9th August 1915 at Lone Pine, Lieutenant Tubb held a newly captured trench which was being counter-attacked by the enemy, who blew in a sand-bag barricade, leaving only a foot of it standing. Tubb led his men back, repulsed the enemy and rebuilt the barricade. Twice more the enemy blew in the barricade, but on each occasion this officer, although wounded in the head and arm, held his ground and assisted by corporals Alexander Stewart Burton and William Dunstan, rebuilt it, and maintained the position under heavy bombardment. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross.



Major General William Holmes
Major General William Holmes
Address: 339-341 Pitt Street, Ground floor, former MWS & DB Building
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Cast bronze plaque with bas relief bust of Major-General Holmes who was killed in France in 1917 during World War One.



Holmes grew up at Victoria Barracks, Paddington, where his father was a soldier and later chief military clerk. As a boy he joined the 1st NSW Infantry Regiment as a bugler, and in 1886 was commissioned in the regiment, which he eventually rose to command. He served in the Boer War and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.



In 1914 Holmes was given command of an expeditionary force sent to capture Rabaul and occupy the German territories. This done, he caused a mild controversy by ordering the flogging of four German colonists who had assaulted a missionary. He was next appointed to command the 5th Brigade AIF and took it to Gallipoli, and then to France. In January 1917 he was promoted major general and General Officer Commanding the 4th Australian Division.



During 1917 Holmes commanded his division through the disaster of the battle of Bullecourt, and in the success of the battle of Messines two months later. Shortly afterwards, on 2 July, he was escorting the New South Wales Premier, William Holman, near the battlefield when a German shell burst alongside and fatally wounded him.



 



Major General William Holmes
Major General William Holmes
Address: General Holmes Drive , near the junction of The Grand Parade
City/Town: Brighton-Le-Sands
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial to Major General William Holmes who was fatally wounded in World War One. General Holmes Drive that runs between Botany Bay and Sydney Airport is named in honour of him.



Holmes grew up at Victoria Barracks, Paddington, where his father was a soldier and later chief military clerk. As a boy he joined the 1st NSW Infantry Regiment as a bugler, and in 1886 was commissioned in the regiment, which he eventually rose to command. He served in the Boer War and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.



In 1914 Holmes was given command of an expeditionary force sent to capture Rabaul and occupy the German territories. This done, he caused a mild controversy by ordering the flogging of four German colonists who had assaulted a missionary. He was next appointed to command the 5th Brigade AIF and took it to Gallipoli, and then to France. In January 1917 he was promoted major general and General Officer Commanding the 4th Australian Division.



During 1917 Holmes commanded his division through the disaster of the battle of Bullecourt, and in the success of the battle of Messines two months later. Shortly afterwards, on 2 July, he was escorting the New South Wales Premier, William Holman, near the battlefield when a German shell burst alongside and fatally wounded him.



Major George Albert Eddy
Major George Albert Eddy
Address: 9 Livingstone Street, Old Court House
City/Town: Beaufort
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A brass tablet to perpetuate the memory of Major George Eddy, a former resident of Beaufort, was erected by the residents and unveiled by Lieutenant-Colonel Williams of the 3rd Battalion Ballarat on the 29th April 1901. Major Eddy was killed in action at Rensburg, South Africa in 1900 during the Boer War. The tablet was originally placed in the Shire Hall underneath a lifelike portrait presented by the Fiery Creek Lodge of Freemasons. The Argus, Melbourne, 1st May 1901.



Major Harold "Pompey" Elliott
Major Harold "Pompey" Elliott
Address: Sturt Street, Boulevard Gardens near Rotunda
City/Town: Ballarat
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Statue commemorates the life and career of Australian war hero Major Harold 'Pompey' Elliott.



Major General Harold Edward "Pompey" Elliott CB, CMG, DSO, DCM, VD (19 June 1878 – 23 March 1931) was a senior officer in the Australian Army during the First World War. Elliot also served as a Senator in the Australian parliament.



He was a senior First World War leader who commanded the 7th Battalion at Gallipoli and the15th Brigade at the Western Front. Pompey Elliott attended Ballarat College (now Ballarat and Clarendon College) from 1885 and shortly after began military service.



Major Hector McIntyre
Major Hector McIntyre
Address: Lord Street
City/Town: Port Campbell
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial horse trough commemorates a World War One soldier and his horses. The widow of the original settler Hector McIntyre, Margaret presented the horse trough and drinking fountain to residents of Port Campbell.


Both are made of Harcourt grey granite , the trough decorated with rustic faces and fixed on granite pillars. Plaque is bronze.


Major Hector McIntyre
Major Hector McIntyre
Address: Cairns Street
City/Town: Port Campbell
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Fountain commemorates  World War One soldier, Major Hector McIntyre.


Major Percy Black
Major Percy Black
Address: Cathedral Avenue, South Transept, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Major Percy Black who was killed in action at Bullecourt, France in World War One.



Percy Black saw action during the Gallipoli Campaign, taking part in the landing on 25 April 1915. Black, with his good friend, Harry Murray, formed one of the 16th Battalion's two machine gun teams. In May he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and commissioned in the field as a Second Lieutenant. In August, before leaving Gallipoli, Black was Mentioned in Despatches (for actions prior to 20 May), and promoted to Captain. Black was promoted to Major in 1916, and was sent with his battalion to the to the Western Front. On 12 July he was again Mentioned in Despatches, for actions shortly before the withdrawal from Gallipoli. In France, Black fought at Pozières and Mouquet Farm. At Mouquet Farm, Black was wounded—shot in the neck—and the severity of wound required specialist treatment in London. While in London, Black was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the French croix de guerre for his actions at Pozières and Mouquet Farm. Black was killed at the First Battle of Bullecourt on 11 April 1917 while commanding the right flank of his battalion.



At St. George's Cathedral last night a tribute was paid to the memory of Major Percy Black, of the 16th Battalion, who was killed in action in France in April of this year, his Excellency the Governor (Sir William Ellison-Macartney) unveiling a tablet erected by the members of his battalion in the dead soldier's honour.  During an interval in the service, at the request of the Chaplain-General (Archbishop Riley), the Governor unveiled the tablet. In doing so, his Excellency said that the memorial was erected in honour of a gallant soldier and a distinguished man. When he call of the Empire came, Major Black and his comrades saw clearly before them the path of duty. He trod that path with certain, sure, and shining steps. He pursued his duty with real gallantry, and, in the course of so doing, he jeopardised his life until death. Amid a band of brave men his great personal qualifications and characteristics attracted respect, admiration, and affection. His comrades' memorial would stand as a beacon for future generations, indicating the tribute of respect and honour which those who had fought with him tendered to the memory of their dead officer.

The West Australian (Perth), 18th June 1917.



 



 



Major Peter John Badcoe V.C.
Major Peter John Badcoe V.C.
Address: Badcoe Road, Badcoe VC Park
City/Town: Cromer
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates the gallantry and leadership of Major Peter Badcoe who was awarded a Victoria Cross while serving with the Australian Training Team in Vietnam.



On 23 February 1967 Badcoe was acting as adviser to a regional force company in support of a sector operation in Phu Tho district when he monitored a radio transmission which reported the death of an American subsector adviser and the wounding of an American medical adviser. With complete disregard for his own safety Badcoe moved alone across 600 metres of fire-swept ground, attended to the wounded medical adviser and ensured his safety.



He then organized a force of platoon strength and led them in a successful assault against the enemy machine-gun post near the body of the American adviser. He killed the machine-gunners in front of him, picked up the body of the dead American and ran back , over open ground still covered by hostile fire, to the regional command post. On the 7th April 1967, while attempting to throw a grenade while under heavy mortar fire Badcoe was killed by a burst of machine gun fire.



Major-General John Keatly Forsyth
Major-General John Keatly Forsyth
Address: Oxley Road & Hepburn Street, Auburn Uniting Church
City/Town: Hawthorn
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A brass plaque commemorates Major-General John Keatly Forsyth, was a former member and Trustee of the Church, and a member of the 4th Australian Light Horse during World War One. 


He was educated at Fortitude Valley State School and the Normal School, Brisbane, he joined the clerical staff of a sawmill and later a solicitor's office. Enlisting in the Queensland Mounted Infantry as a trooper in November 1885, he served in all non-commissioned ranks and received his commission on 18 July 1892. He reached the rank of captain in the militia before appointment on 1 August 1897 as a lieutenant on the headquarters staff of the permanent Queensland Defence force.


In March 1914 he was promoted lieutenant-colonel and just before the outbreak of World War One was appointed quartermaster general and third member of the Military Board. He joined the Australian Imperial Force on 15 August in the same rank and raised and organized the 1st Light Horse Brigade and the 4th Light Horse Regiment of the 1st Division, A.I.F.


On 27 March 1916 Forsyth, his headquarters and brigade troops, comprising the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions and a machine-gun company, embarked for France. After training in the Bailleul area the brigade had four months action in the Fleurbaix sector where it was detached from the 1st Division and served in the line at Messines with the 7th (British) Division; it then rejoined the 1st Australian Division for the attack on Pozières and subsequent actions in July and August.


After suffering a breakdown in health on the Somme late in August, Forsyth was evacuated to London.  Ill health forced his return to Australia in December 1916. He had been mentioned in dispatches and was appointed C.M.G. in 1917.


He retired with the honorary rank of major general on 9 February 1925. On retirement he became secretary and later field superintendent to the National Federation of Victoria and then, after transferring to the National Union, was selected in 1928 as the second candidate in the Victorian National Party's Senate team. He contracted influenza while electioneering at Sea Lake and died of labor pneumonia nine days later on 12 November 1928 at his Auburn home.


At the time of his death 'Dad', as Forsyth was affectionately called by soldiers in the 4th Light Horse, was president of the Light Horse Association and a devout member of the Auburn Methodist Church. He was buried in Boroondara cemetery, Kew, with full military honours.


 


 


Major-General Sir William Throsby Bridges
Major-General Sir William Throsby Bridges
Address: General Bridges Drive
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Grave commemorates Major-General Sir William Throsby Bridges who was killed at Gallipoli in World War One. Two Aleppo pines, progeny of the famous 'Lone Pine' from Gallipoli, were planted near the gravesite in 1993. They acknowledges the service of 71 Royal Military College graduates who served at Gallipoli.



It is a memorial to the first Commandant of Australia`s first Military College. The Royal Military College of Australia was established in 1911 under the direction of Brigadier-General Bridges with the objective of providing an officer training facility for the Australian Army.



General Bridges was Commandant of the College until he was called to serve in World War One in May 1914, when he assumed a senior appointment as Inspector General. He was appointed commander of the Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Major-General, in August 1914. In the Gallipoli landing in April 1915 his division was the first ashore on ANZAC Cove. On the morning of 15 May he was shot by a sniper in Monash Valley, his wound became gangrenous and he died en route to Egypt on 18 May. He had been knighted on the previous day.



Gen. Birdwood visited Duntroon yesterday and unveiled a monument to Gen. Bridges, who was killed soon after the landing on Gallipoli. He was accompanied by Lady Bridges and Bishop Long. On arrival at Queanbeyan Railway Station he was received by returned men. Then, passing on to Duntroon, he was met by a guard of honour of cadets at the home of Major-Gen. J. W. Parnell, C.M.G.  Among these were a score of New Zealand cadets. The parade could not have been better performed. In the afternoon Gen. Birdwood carried out the unveiling ceremony. Around three sides of the grave stood Duntroon cadets, and on the other side a body of returned soldiers. Following the prayer of dedication by Bishop Long, Gen. Birdwood, in a striking eulogium, unveiled the stone memorial. Addressing the cadets before proceeding to the site of the grave, he said he did not remember having seen a better parade than what he just witnessed.

The Register (Adelaide), 16th April 1920.



Major-General Sir William Throsby Bridges
Major-General Sir William Throsby Bridges
Address: 45 Constitution Avenue, St John the Baptist Anglican Church
City/Town: Reid
State: ACt
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet commemorates Major-General Sir William Throsby Bridges who was killed at Gallipoli in World War One.



General Bridges was Commandant of the Royal Military College until he was called to serve in World War One in May 1914, when he assumed a senior appointment as Inspector General. He was appointed commander of the Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Major-General, in August 1914.  In the Gallipoli landing in April 1915 his division was the first ashore on ANZAC Cove. On the morning of 15 May he was shot by a sniper in Monash Valley, his wound became gangrenous and he died en route to Egypt on 18 May. He had been knighted on the previous day.



A tablet to the memory of Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges, founder and first commandant of the Royal Military College at Duntroon, who was killed on Gallipoli, was dedicated by the Bishop-Coadjutor of Sydney (Right Rev. d'Arcy Irvine), and was unveiled by the Acting Governor General (Lord Somers) in St. John's Church yesterday. Lord Somers stated that it was fitting that the tablet should be erected in a church so intimately associated with the college, and also fitting that it should be the last ceremony with which the personnel of the college would be connected, owing to its imminent transfer to Sydney. Cadets provided a guard of honour.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 10th December 1930.



Malcolm Kennedy
Malcolm Kennedy
Address: Flinders & Swanston Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Cathedral
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Malcolm Kennedy, a serviceman from World War One


Maldwyn Williams
Maldwyn Williams
Address: Royal Parade, Trinity College Chapel
City/Town: Parkville
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Maldwyn Williams who was the commanding officer of the 1st Field Ambulance who died of his wounds he received at Bapaume in France during World War One


Marcus St. John Stone
Marcus St. John Stone
Address: Cathedral Avenue, Soldiers` Chapel, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Reredos Canopy & plaque commemorates Gunner Marcus St. John Stone of the 6th Field Artillery Brigade in World War One.


Marinko (Tich) Tomas
Marinko (Tich) Tomas
Address: Vasse Highway, Marinko Tomas BiCentennial Park
City/Town: Nannup
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial commemorates the first West Australian national serviceman to be killed in Vietnam. The memorial was presented by the Vietnamese community and waserected as a Nannup bicentenial project.



Marinko (`Tich`) Tomas was a 21 year old farmer from Manning in Western Australia. Tomas was called up on 30 June 1965, and was a Lance Corporal with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment (5 RAR). He had been in Vietnam less than a month when he was killed in July 1966 as a result of shrapnel wounds to the back from friendly artillery forces.



Martin O`Meara V.C.
Martin O`Meara V.C.
Address: Railway Parade, Cemetery Roman Catholic HA93
City/Town: Karrakatta
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Martin O`Meara who was a recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions during World War One.



Between 9 and 12 August 1916, the 16th Battalion mounted an attack on German positions at Mouquet Farm near Pozières. Devastating German artillery fire caused heavy casualties. During this period O`Meara, then acting as a stretcher-bearer, behaved in a manner which led one officer to describe him as `the most fearless and gallant soldier I have ever seen`. He was credited with having saved the lives of over twenty-five wounded men by carrying them in from no man`s land `under conditions that are undescribable`.



Even after the battalion was relieved its commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel E. Drake-Brockman, saw O`Meara returning to the front line through the bombardment to rescue two wounded comrades despite having himself `reached a position of comparative safety`. At other times he had, on his own initiative, brought up much-needed supplies of grenades, ammunition and food. For these actions O`Meara was awarded the Victoria Cross.



Matron Olive Paschke Memorial Sundial
Matron Olive Paschke Memorial Sundial
Address: Ellerman Street, Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
City/Town: Dimboola
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Sundial commemorating Dimboola resident, Matron Olive Pashke, who was one of the twelve nurses who died when Japanese sank the Vyner Brooke off Sumatra during World War Two.



Matron Paschke survived the bombing of the Vyner Brooke and was on a raft that was swept out to sea thus saving her and the seven other nurses from being massacred on Banka Island. In a desperate attempt to lighten the raft for paddling, two nurses and Malay sailors slid into the sea and swam beside it.



This plan worked well and for some time progress was made toward the shore. Then came one of those curious twists of fate which defy explanation. The raft began to drift away from the swimmers, as it was caught by a current that had missed them. To their horror they saw their comrades borne steadily away from them, out to the open sea. Despite their best endeavours Matron Paschke was carried away.



Maurice Freeman
Maurice Freeman
Address: Keppel Street, Machattie Park
City/Town: Bathurst
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Maurice J. Freeman Memorial Gates commemorate the R.A.A.F. Captain and pilot of Lancaster Bomber 460 Squadron R.A.F killed in action 23rd November 1943. The gates were relocated from Delaware in Russell Street.


McLachlan Memorial Seat
McLachlan Memorial Seat
Address: Wimmera Highway & Elmes Street
City/Town: Natimuk
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Seat commemorates a World War Two serviceman


Melross Thomas Gates
Melross Thomas Gates
Address: High & Main Streets
City/Town: Curramulka
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Gates erected to commemorate Melross Thomas, the only soldier from Curramulka to die in World War Two. The gates went missing and replica gates taken from photographs of the originals were installed and dedicated on the 25th April 2010.



Michael Noonan Memorial Garden
Michael Noonan Memorial Garden
Address: Castlereagh Highway
City/Town: Gilgandra
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Michael Noonan Memorial Garden commemorates a soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War



Michael Patrick Herbert
Michael Patrick Herbert
Address: Scarborough Terrace, Sacred Heart College
City/Town: Somerton Park
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Gates dedicated in 2002 to the memory of Michael Patrick Herbert who was missing in action in Vietnam. Michael Herbert was a student of Sacred Heart College between 1957 and 1963. The gates also commemorate all  Sacred Heart Past Students who gave their lives for Australia in war and peace .



Flying Officer Michael Herbert arrived in Vietnam in February 1970. On his 199th mission, on the night of 3rd November 1970, flying a Canberra Bomber, Michael and his navigator, Pilot Officer Robert Carver, reached their target and successfully completed the bombing run. Returning well above the range of anti-aircraft artillery, in fine weather, while climbing from 22,000 to 25, 000 feet, the aircraft vanished from radar screens. Despite intensive searching for the next three days, no trace was found.



The aircraft wreckage was discovered in dense jungle near the Laotian border in April 2009. On 18th April 2009, the remains of Flying Officer Michael Herbert and Pilot Officer Robert Carver were found in the same site, and were repatriated to Australia on 31st August 2009. He was interred in a private burial on Monday, September 7th 2009 after a Pontifical Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral Church of St Francis Xavier, Adelaide.



The return of Flying Officer Herbert and Pilot Officer Carver of Number 2 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, completes the search for all missing Australian Defence Force personnel who died while on operations during the Vietnam Conflict.



Michael Toglonini Peace Garden
Michael Toglonini Peace Garden
Address: Burwood Road, Burwood Park
City/Town: Burwood
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Garden with dedicatory plaque in memory of Trooper Michael Tognolini, B Squadron, 3 Cavalry Regiment (RAAC), who lost his life in Vietnam.


Michael Tognolini was a resident of Burwood Municipality .


Monash Memorial Hall
Monash Memorial Hall
Address: Randell Terrace & Madison Avenue
City/Town: Monash
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Hall was erected to the memory of General Sir John Monash


 


Monty Bloom
Monty Bloom
Address: Frederick Street, Toowong Cemetery
City/Town: Toowong
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque on gravestone erected by the Engineers AIF Association.


Monty Bloom served in the AIF in World War One as an engineer. He was also a skilled entertainer and organised concert parties in both First and Second World Wars to entertain the troops. He was decorated for his good services. He continued entertaining the wounded long after the Second World War.


Nicoll Memorial Plaque
Nicoll Memorial Plaque
Address: Norman & Kates Streets, RSL Club
City/Town: Clifton
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Nicoll Memorial Plaque



Norman Call
Norman Call
Address: William & Murray Street, St Thomas Anglican Church
City/Town: Port Macquarie
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorats Norman Osborne Herbert Call, sergeant in the 20th Battalion who was killed in action in a charge from the trenches at Flers in France in November 1916 during World War One



Norman Lane
Norman Lane
Address: Cox Road, Norlane High School
City/Town: Norlane
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Norman Lane who died on the Thai-Burma Railway during World War Two


Ordinary Seaman Sydney Joseph Porter
Ordinary Seaman Sydney Joseph Porter
Address: 11 Dudley Lane, Poowong East Public Hall
City/Town: Poowong East
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a former Poowong East Primary School student, Ordinary Seaman Sydney Joseph Porter who was killed during World War Two  


P/O George Gilmour Mallaby
P/O George Gilmour Mallaby
Address: 68 Church Street, St Marys Church of England
City/Town: Maitland
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Brass plaque on a piece of masonry commemorates Pilot Officer Gilmour Mallaby who was killed in action over Benghazi during World War 11. 


Paddy Bugden V.C.
Paddy Bugden V.C.
Address: Budgen Avenue
City/Town: Alstonville
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Paddy Bugden who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War One. 



He was approximately 20 years old and a private in the 31st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force during the First World War when he displayed the bravery for which he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.



During the period 26 September to 28 September 1917 at Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium, an advance was held up by strongly defended pillboxes. Private Bugden, despite devastating machine-gun fire, twice led small parties against these strong points and, successfully silencing the guns, captured the enemy at the point of the bayonet. On another occasion, he rescued a corporal from capture when, single-handed, he rushed up, shot one of the enemy, and bayoneted the other two. On five occasions he rescued wounded men under intense shell and machine-gun fire, showing an utter contempt and disregard for danger. He was killed during one of these missions.



Padre MacFarlane Memorial Plaque
Padre MacFarlane Memorial Plaque
Address: 67 Main Street, Ex-Service & Community Club
City/Town: Bridport
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A polished wooden board in the dining room of the club contains a list of names of those who served.



Padre White
Padre White
Address: York Street , St John`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Albany
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Desk, Robes and Altar as a memorial to Padre White, Dawn Service Founder.



The first ANZAC Dawn Service was held at Albany in Western Australia which was the assembly point in October 1914 for a troop convoy which carried 30,000 Australian and New Zealand troops to World War One. The first dawn service was the idea of Padre Arthur White. He was army chaplain to the AIF 44th Infantry Battalion in the trenches of France. After the war, soon after being appointed Rector of Albany in 1929, Father White announced his intention to say a Requiem for the War Dead at six o’clock on the morning of ANZAC Day, 1930. After the Requiem, he and the choir and congregation moved in procession to the nearby Albany War Memorial for a simple wreath-laying ceremony.



Paul Richardson
Paul Richardson
Address: Templeton Street, St Paul`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Clunes
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Flying Officer Paul W Richardson who was killed on August 24th 1944 in Burma during World War Two.



Flying Officer Richardson and his crew were engaged in dropping supplies when their plane encountered a dense bank of cloud and crashed into a hillside. All the crew were killed.



Percival & Roy Smith
Percival & Roy Smith
Address: Omeo Highway
City/Town: Tallandoon
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Oak trees commemorate Percival Smith and Roy Smith who served in World War One



Percival Gratwick V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Percival Gratwick V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Federal Highway
City/Town: Collector
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates Percival Gratwick who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



In 1942 at El Alamein, in Egypt, Gratwick`s mates saw him rise suddenly into the German fire and charge forward, a grenade in one hand, rifle and bayonet in the other. A German sub-machine-gunner stood up and opened fire on him, but Gratwick reached the nearest post and hurled in two grenades, killing its occupants, including a mortar crew. Then he charged the sub-machine-gunner`s post. He was mortally hit as he reached it, but silenced the occupants before he died. Inspired, his mates advanced, the Germans fell back, and the ground was captured. Gratwick was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.



Percy MacLaren
Percy MacLaren
Address: High Street, Oatlands Town Hall
City/Town: Oatlands
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet erected by residents of the district commemorates Percy MacLaren who was killed in the Boer War.



Peter Badcoe V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Peter Badcoe V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Federal Highway
City/Town: Lake George
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates Peter Badcoe who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during the Vietnam War.



In August 1966 Badcoe realized his ambition to serve in Vietnam when he was posted to the Australian Army Training Team there as a subsector adviser to the Nam Hoa district of Thua Thien province. As an adviser he was concerned with military operations and training carried out by the Ruff Puffs in his district.



On 23 February 1967 he was acting as adviser to a regional force company in support of a sector operation in Phu Tho district when he monitored a radio transmission which reported the death of an American subsector adviser and the wounding of an American medical adviser. With complete disregard for his own safety Badcoe moved alone across 600 metres of fire-swept ground, attended to the wounded medical adviser and ensured his safety.



He then organized a force of platoon strength and led them in a successful assault against the enemy machine-gun post near the body of the American adviser. He killed the machine-gunners in front of him, picked up the body of the dead American and ran back , over open ground still covered by hostile fire, to the regional command post. On the 7th April 1967, Badcoe was killed by enemy fire.



Peter Penneyston
Peter Penneyston
Address: The Esplanade, Strahan War Memorial
City/Town: Strahan
State: TAs
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque on the Strathan War Meomorial commemorates Peter Penneyston, who was the only soldier from the West Coast of Tasmania to be killed in the Vietnam War.



Petty Officer William Milne
Petty Officer William Milne
Address: Old Hume Highway & Railway Crescent
City/Town: Mittagong
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial commemorates William Milne of HMAS Perth and all naval men who died in World War Two.


In February 1942, HMAS Perth survived the Allied defeat at the Battle of the Java Sea, before being torpedoed and sunk at the Battle of Sunda Strait. 353 of the 681 aboard were killed, while all but 4 of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war. 106 died in captivity, while 218 were repatriated after the war's end.


Pilot Officer Graham Robertson
Pilot Officer Graham Robertson
Address: Iron Range Airport
City/Town: Lockhart River
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates pilot Officer Graham Robertson.



Nine USAAF B-26 Marauders from the 22nd Bomb Group based at Iron Range flew their first operational mission on Sunday 13 September 1942. On return from the mission, B-26 Marauder, #40-1433, "Kansas Comet", of the 19th Squadron, 22nd Bombardment Group, crashed short on the air strip at Iron Range due to a blown tire, and ran into a ditch killing the Australian co-pilot Pilot Officer Graham Brindley John Robertson (RAAF, 412717).



Pilot Officer Harry Walsh
Pilot Officer Harry Walsh
Address: Norton & Marion Streets, All Souls Anglican Church
City/Town: Leichhardt
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Pilot Officer Harry Walsh


Pilot Officer Ivor Hatcher
Pilot Officer Ivor Hatcher
Address: 91 Murray Street, Foyer, Public Library
City/Town: Gawler
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A sculpture of an eagle commemorates Pilot Officer Ivor C. Hatcher who was killed in the South West Pacific in 1943 during World War Two.



In May of last year when a certain air squadron was in billet in Gawler, one of the pranks of the boys, just before their departure was to remove the silver eagle from the summit of Thomson's Eagle Foundry, and carry it off to regions unknown. Some little time later, the proprietor, Mr J. J. Thomson, was acquainted of its whereabouts by a letter from the squadron, intimating that the eagle was a cherished mascot of the squadron and occupied an honored position in the Mess. Occasionally, the boys writing to friends made in Gawler during their stay, referred to "their eagle" and it was easy to read into their remarks that the prank which had brought about possession of the mascot had grown into a sentimental part of their lives. Some told of how the eagle had figured at the head of graves of fallen comrades later to be taken back again as a cherished possession of the squadron.



The eagle has since arrived back in Australia with the squadron after surviving bombing attacks, etc., during the campaign in Dutch New Guinea. On arrival in Australia it was unanimously decided by the members of the squadron to forward the eagle back to Gawler. and, subject to the original owner's consent to be kept as a token of respect and remembrance to one of the pilots, Pilot Officer Ivor Hatcher, who, as a Gawler boy will be well known to numerous citizens of that town. P/O. Hatcher was the baby pilot of the squadron and was held in very high esteem by all members of the unit.

The Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA), 14 July 1944.





 



Pilot Officer McFadyen
Pilot Officer McFadyen
Address: 15 Balhannah Road, Hahndorf Town Band
City/Town: Hahndorf
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Pilot officer McFadyen, the Hahndorf`s band side drummer, who joined the band in 1939 and played with them for two years before being enlisted. He was a Spitfire pilot and his plane was shot down as he returned home from his final mission in December 1944.



Although he tried to land safely he crashed and his remains were reported to have been found in Belgium.



Pilot Officer Richards
Pilot Officer Richards
Address: 6 Greendale Street, Ecclesiastical Chair, St Giles Anglican Church
City/Town: Greenwich
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque on ecclesiastical chair in memory of Pilot Officer Douglas Richards.


Pilot Officer V. A Howard
Pilot Officer V. A Howard
Address: Eungella Road, Finch Hatton State School
City/Town: Finch Hatton
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument Commemorates Pilot Officer V A Howard RAAF who died in 1943 during World War Two


Powell Brothers
Powell Brothers
Address: Garrick Street, Median Strip near Powell Crescent
City/Town: Coolangatta
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates the Powell Brothers who enlisted in World War Two



The five Powell Brothers were members of the Kirra Surfclub in the 1930's and were educated at the Southport School. Two of the brothers were killed in World War Two.



Private A. Dudfield
Private A. Dudfield
Address: Mell Street, Forth Cenotaph
City/Town: Forth
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque erected by the Forth Parents and Friends Association commemorates Private A Dudfield who died during Word War Two as a prisoner of war.



Private A. E. Smith
Private A. E. Smith
Address: Memorial Avenue & Macquarie Street
City/Town: Liverpool
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Lamp and fountain erected by the residents of Liverpool.


Private A.E. Smith was a keen showjumper, winning prizes at both the Liverpool and Camden shows. His profession was listed as horsebreaker when he enlisted for army service in 1899. He joined the “A” Squadron New South Wales Mounted Rifles, a “picked body of especially smart men; good shots and daring riders, excellently mounted”. A.E. Smith left for South Africa in November 1899, after farewelling his friends in Liverpool. He contracted enteric fever (typhoid) and died in Bloemfontein, 30th May 1900. When news of his death arrived in Liverpool there was great keenness in the local community to commemorate his death, though he was not born in Liverpool and was not living there when he enlisted. He had many friends in Liverpool and his father was a popular local police sergeant. The lamp has led a gypsy-like existence since it was built. It was dismantled in early 1926 and moved adjacent to the new Soldiers’ Memorial School of Arts and Ambulance buildings in Macquarie Street. By January 1927 a new lamp fitting was being chosen. It was moved from there to a site adjacent to Liverpool’s Soldiers’ Memorial Swimming Pool in 1965. In 1999 it was moved again, close to its original site in Scott Street. It was unveiled in May 2000, 100 years to the day since Smith had died in South Africa.


Private A. G. Henman
Private A. G. Henman
Address: Queen & Loftus Streets, Memorial Park Gates
City/Town: Barmedman
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Private A. G. Henman.


Private Alan Mitchell
Private Alan Mitchell
Address: Webster & Old Violet Streets, Violet Street School
City/Town: Bendigo
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Private Alan Mitchell, a former student of the school who was killed in France in May 1916 during World War One



Private Albert Whitmore
Private Albert Whitmore
Address: Botanic Road & East Terrace, Light Horse Memorial
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates the death of Private Albert Whitmore, who was the last surviving Light Horseman and last surviving South Australian World War One veteran (in 2007) . The plaque is affixed to the left side of the Light Horse Memorial.



Private Albert Whitmore (1899-2002) was Australia's last World War One Light Horseman and the last surving South Australian World War One veteran. Albert's funeral service took place on the 31st of October 2002, the 85th anniversary of the battle of Beersheba. The Barossa Light Horse Historical Association was requested to provide a section with one horse having boots reversed. The funeral was at Barmera in the Riverland, several hours drive from Adelaide. The section led the funeral procession out of town, then formed up again at the cemetery entrance to salute Albert as the gun carriage carrying his casket passed by.



With the death of Albert Whitmore, Australia lost its last living link to the legendary Light Horse that captured Beersheba in World War One. This was history's last great cavalry charge, where Australia's General Harry Chauvel's horsemen captured on October 31, 1917, a strategic water-rich desert town held by Turkish and German forces. Although considered an impossible mission by Britain's commander-in-chief Field Marshal Edmund Allenby, country-born Australian riders succeeded by reaching Beersheba before enemy artillery could be lowered sufficiently to stop them.



 



Private Andrew Clark
Private Andrew Clark
Address: Andrew Avenue & Fernvale Road
City/Town: Tarragindi
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument and a tree commemorates Private Andrew Clark who was killed in France during World War One. He was believed to be the only person from the district then known as Sandy Creek to be killed in the war.



Private Arnold Richard Sykes
Private Arnold Richard Sykes
Address: Lyons Cove
City/Town: Bunbury
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Park commemorates Private Arnold Richard Sykes,  9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1969.


Private Arthur Dower
Private Arthur Dower
Address: Wilson & Daly Streets, Long Gully Methodist CHurch
City/Town: Long Gully
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Private Arthur Dower who was killed in France in 1918 during World War One



Private B.J. Plane Memorial Seat
Private B.J. Plane Memorial Seat
Address: Fowler Terrace, Pennington Reserve
City/Town: Price
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Private B.J. Plane Memorial Seat


Private Bassett & Gunner John Gordon
Private Bassett & Gunner John Gordon
Address: Stephen Terrace & Third Avenue, All Souls Anglican Church
City/Town: St Peters
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Stain glass memorial window erected by Sunday School scholars and friends in the Church and Choir in memory of Private Bassett who died on the 10th March 1917 and Gunner John Gordon who was killed in action at Messines on the 24th June 1917. 


Private C McKinnon
Private C McKinnon
Address: Henty Highway, Branxholme Cemetery
City/Town: Branxholme
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet over grave dedicated to Private C McKinnon who died of pneumonia contracted during the Boer War. 


Trooper Chas. Mckinnon was a member of the Imperial Bushmen`s Corps and had returned to Australia from fighting in South Africa when he died suddenly from pneumonia  in Melbourne Hospital in July 1901. 


Private Charles Evan Hancock
Private Charles Evan Hancock
Address: McDonell Street, Condobolin RSL Club
City/Town: Condobolin
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Marble wall tablet with portrait of Private Charles Evan Hancock surrounded by a laurel wreath with crossed rifles.


Private Darcy R Turner
Private Darcy R Turner
Address: Katanning-Nyabing Road, Badgebup District Hall
City/Town: Badgebup
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Private Darcy R. Turner, 2nd/11th Battalion who died of wounds in 1944 during World War Two.



Private Dennis Bracewell
Private Dennis Bracewell
Address: Bridge Street, Boronia Park, RSL Memorial
City/Town: Epping
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque unveiled to the memory of Private Dennis Bracewell of Epping who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1967 aged 21.


The plaque was dedicated by Rev Peter Boase Epping RSL chaplain and the Anglican Bishop of Bathurst the Rt Rev Richard Hurford OAM who was a classmate of Dennis at Trinity College.


Private E. O. Moseley
Private E. O. Moseley
Address: May Drive, Kings Park & Botanic Garden
City/Town: Kings Park
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A tree and plaque commemorates Private E. O. Moseley who was killed in World War One.  He was an officer of the National Bank and prior to enlisting was manager of the Kellerberrin Branch for some years.



News has been received of the death of Private E. O. Moseley whilst in action in France. Private Moseley was an officer of the National Bank, and prior to enlisting was stationed at Kellerberrin branch, where he had been manager for some years. He volunteered in October last, and was attached to the 27th reinforcements of the 16th Battalion. He was a son of Mr. F. A. Moseley, Registrar of the Supreme Court, and leaves a wife and one child.

The Daily News (Perth), 17th August 1918.



Private Francis Hunt
Private Francis Hunt
Address: Cumming Avenue
City/Town: Birchip
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Private Francis Hunt who was wounded in the Vietnam War on the 21st of July 1969, and he is immortalised in the song "I was only 19" sung by the Australian music group, Redgum.

Private Frank Colin Ross
Private Frank Colin Ross
Address: Blackburn Road
City/Town: Mount Waverley
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates Private Frank Colin Ross who was killed in action on 25 February 1917.


The original plaque was uncovered in 1974 during road works for the Monash Freeway. In 2006 Vic Roads made repairs to the original concrete setting made by Country Roads Board and set the two plaques on a wider concrete base


Private Frank Gorman
Private Frank Gorman
Address: Sandilong Road, Irymple Uniting Church
City/Town: Irymple
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet unveiled By the reverend R Williams on the 21st May 1916 in memory of Frank Gorman who was killed at Gallipoli. 


Private Geoff OShea Memorial Font
Private Geoff OShea Memorial Font
Address: 15 Murwillumbah Street , Saint Johns Catholic Church
City/Town: Mullumbimby
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Private Geoff O’Shea Memorial Font


Private George Clifton Chittenden
Private George Clifton Chittenden
Address: Hobbys Yards Road & Church Lane, Hobbys Yards Uniting Church
City/Town: Hobbys Yards
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Private George Clifton Chittenden, killed in action in France in 1917 during World War One.


Private George W. Stratton
Private George W. Stratton
Address: McLennan Street
City/Town: Mooroopna
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument erected by public subscription commemorates Private George W. Stratton who was killed at Wilmansrust South Africa in 1901. The memorial was unveiled by Colonel Templeton on the 21st June 1902. The Argus (Melbourne) 23 June 1902.



Note -The article in the Argus gives the name as Private George W Shalton.



Private H. J. Hiscock
Private H. J. Hiscock
Address: Kelly Street, Memorial Hall
City/Town: Pyramid Hill
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Granite obelisk donated by fellow Victorian Mounted Rifles members to the memory of Hiscock who died at Bloemfontein in May 1900 during the South African (Boer) War.


Private H.H.Beames
Private H.H.Beames
Address: Main North Road & Borthwick Street, Soldiers Memorial Hall
City/Town: Stone Hut
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque to Private Beames who was killed in action in New Guinea on the 7th November 1943. 


Private Harold Campbell
Private Harold Campbell
Address: Great Western Highway & Wilson Way, Blaxland War Memorial Park
City/Town: Blaxland
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The memorial was erected by the the residents of Blaxland and the family of Private Harold Campbell who fell in World War One. Plaques were originally attached on each of the four sides of the memorial but only two new bronze plaques remain on the monument.  The memorial was refurbished in 1989 and in 2013 further funding was received to restore the memorial.



The memorial was erected by the good people of Blaxland was unveiled and dedicated by Major-General Sir Charles Rosenthal on the 28th March 1925.  Major -General Rosenthal spoke these words as he cut the ribbon:- "To The Glory of God and in grateful remembrance of Private Harold Campbell who served and fell, we dedicate this memorial in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost". Private Campbell was only 19 when he enlisted and after 18 months of fighting gave his life for King and Country. The memorial is a square pillar of stone mounted on a stone base and on it is one of the captured German guns seized at Pozieres.

The Blue Mountain Echo, 3rd April 1925.

 



Private Harold Vincent Rutledge
Private Harold Vincent Rutledge
Address: 371 Murray Street , Hay Services Club
City/Town: Hay
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque on brick gatepost commemorates Private Harold Vincent Rutledge who died in World War Two.


Private J. A. Atkinson
Private J. A. Atkinson
Address: Apex Drive, Mount Clarence
City/Town: Albany
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Seat commemorates Private J. A. Atkinson who was killed in action in Korea in 1951.



Private J. M. Furness
Private J. M. Furness
Address: Calder Highway & View Street
City/Town: Kangaroo Flat
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A tree commemorates Private J. M. Furness who was the first soldier from Kangaroo Flat killed in World War One



Private J. Ryan V.C.
Private J. Ryan V.C.
Address: Richmond & Russell Streets, Richmond Park, on Boer War Memorial
City/Town: Tumut
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Private Jack Ryan who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during Wolrd War One.



On 30 September 1918 at the Hindenburg Defences, France, when the enemy succeeded in establishing a bombing party in the rear of the battalion's recently-won position, Private Ryan, on his own initiative, organized and led a party of men with bombs and bayonets against the enemy. He reached the position with only three men and they succeeded in driving the enemy back. Private Ryan cleared the last of them alone, finally falling wounded himself.



 



Private Jackson Park
Private Jackson Park
Address: Golden Highway
City/Town: Gungal
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Park Commemorates Private John William Alexander Jackson V.C., Australia`s youngest Victoria Cross winner.


John William Alexander Jackson was born, grew up and enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces from Gunbar, then a hamlet of four houses, where his father was a farmer. After serving in Gallipoli, in 1916 Jackson was in action on the Western Front near Armentieres. On the night of June 25-26, he brought a German prisoner back to the Australian trenches after a raid. He twice returned through heavy shellfire to look for wounded cobbers. On Jackson`s third trip across no-man`s-land, his arm was blown off by a shell. He returned to the Australian trenches, where an officer used string and a stick to make a tourniquet for the wound. Jackson then went back looking for mates who had been hit by the same shell. One died, the other survived to be awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Jackson`s Victoria Cross was the first awarded to an Australian on the Western Front. He was 18 years old.


Private Jake Kovco
Private Jake Kovco
Address: Avon Street, ANZAC Park
City/Town: Briagolong
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorative plaque was unveiled in honour of local fallen soldier Jake Kovco. Private Kovco, from Briagolong, was the first Australian soldier killed in the Iraq War. Briagolong RSL has extended its war memorial, dedicating it to Pte Kovco. 


Jake Kovco died while deployed in Iraq, fatally wounded by a single shot to the head from his own Browning 9mm sidearm.  A military inquiry found that Kovco accidentally shot himself while mishandling his pistol, a conclusion which was disputed by his family. On 2 April 2008, a further Coronial inquest returned a similar verdict, finding that Kovco's death was "irresponsibly self-inflicted."


 


Private James Percy Hodgson
Private James Percy Hodgson
Address: Foster Street, Sale Historical Museum
City/Town: Sale
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Certificate commemorates James Percy Hodgson who served in World War One


Private John (Barney) Hines Memorial
Private John (Barney) Hines Memorial
Address: Great Western Highway, Waterholes Remembrance Garden
City/Town: Mount Druitt
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Private John (Barney) Hines Memorial


Private John Leak V.C
Private John Leak V.C
Address: Sir Raymond Huish Drive
City/Town: Rockhampton
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial commemorates Victoria Cross recipient John Leak. 


John leak was born in Portsmouth, England in 1892. He emigrated to Australia when he was young and enlisted into the 9th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, on 28 January 1915 in Rockhampton, Queensland. He was 23 years old when, on 16 April 1915, he embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra to Gallipoli.


He was a twenty four year old Private when, on 23 July 1916 at the Battle of Pozières, France, he committed an act of great bravery and heroism for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.


Leak was one of a party ordered to capture a German strong-point which was holding up the battalion's advance. His party became pinned down in an old German trench by heavy machine-gun fire. Their grenades were outranged by the Germans' superior 'egg' bombs. Leak dashed from cover and, under heavy fire, ran towards the enemy post, hurling three grenades to great effect. On reaching the enemy trench he leapt in and bayoneted the three remaining Germans. Later in this engagement his party was driven back. Leak was the last to withdraw at each stage, hurling bombs to cover his companions' retreat. 


In 1918 he was wounded, and discharged the next year. He died in 1972. 


Private John R Love
Private John R Love
Address: 4 Hammad Street, St Peter`s and St Mark`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Palmyra
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Private John R Love AIF who died in World War Two.



Private John Smith
Private John Smith
Address: Ballarat Street, R.S.L. Club
City/Town: Talbot
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates John Smith of the 8th Battalion A.I.F. who was killed at Gallipoli in 1915 during World War One



Private John Webb
Private John Webb
Address: Molonglo Street, St Gregory`s Catholic Church
City/Town: Queanbeyan
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Large Mission Cross with a crucified Jesus erected in memory of Private John Webb who was killed in action in Flanders in 1917. 


The Cross was a gift to the Church from M.J.Byrne Esquire who was a close friend of Private Webb. The cross was dedicated by Father Hayden on 18th August 1918. 


Private Ken Sketchley
Private Ken Sketchley
Address: Steere Street N & Johnstone Streets, Soldiers Park
City/Town: Collie
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial rose garden commemorates Private Ken Sketchley, the first Australia killed in the Korean War.



Private Ken Sketchley of Collie, died on 3 October 1950 when his Bren Gun Carrier tripped a land mine  He was a member of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment which had arrived in Korea only four days previously.



 



 



Private Lawrence (Len ) Ridgewell
Private Lawrence (Len ) Ridgewell
Address: Namoi River Road, Manilla Cemetery
City/Town: Manilla
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Pine Tree commemorates Private Ridgewell


Private Leslie Starcevich V.C.
Private Leslie Starcevich V.C.
Address: Treloar Crescent, Canberra Remembrance Park
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A park commemorates Private Leslie " Tom " Starcevich, who was awareded the Victoria Cross. (V.C.) during World War Two.



Private Leslie Thomas Starcevich, 2nd/43rd Battalion, was awarded his Victoria Cross near Beaufort, British North Borneo (now Malaysia) on 28th June 1945. Starcevich took part in the battles of Lae and Finschhafen, and went with the Battalion to Beaufort in June 1945.



Starcevich was a Bren gunner, and while his unit was held up under heavy fire from two enemy machineguns, he assaulted each position in turn, killing five enemy, and forcing the rest to withdraw. The advance continued until fire from another machinegun again held them up. Starcevich, without regard for his own personal safety, rushed forward capturing the gun and killing seven enemy.



Private Lyle Price
Private Lyle Price
Address: 141 Ann Street, Presbyterian Church
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Private Lyle Price who was killed at Villiers-Brettoneux in 1918 in France during World War One



Private M.T. Morschel & Private J Warby
Private M.T. Morschel & Private J Warby
Address: Boxsells Lane, Meroo Union Church
City/Town: Meroo Meadow
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial fence erected by the residents of Meroo Meadow to Privates Morschel and Warby who lost their lives in World War 2. 


Private Max Wales
Private Max Wales
Address: Gwydir & Newell Highways
City/Town: Moree
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Private Max Wales, 6th Royal Australian Regiment (R.A.R.) and seventeen comrades killed in Vietnam at the Battle of Long Tan in 1966 .


The Battle of Long Tan was fought between the Australian Army and Viet Cong forces in a rubber plantation near the village of Long Tần, about twenty seven kilometres north east of Vung Tau, South Vietnam on 18 August 1966.The action occurred when D Company of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF), encountered the Viet Cong (VC) 275 Regiment and elements of the D445 Local Forces Battalion. D Company was supported by other Australian units, as well as New Zealand and United States personnel.


During the battle the company from 6RAR, despite being heavily outnumbered, fought off a large enemy assault of regimental strength. 18 Australians were killed and 24 wounded, while at least 245 Viet Cong were killed.

 


Private Milton Bradbury
Private Milton Bradbury
Address: Orchard Street, Taralga Historical Society Museum
City/Town: Taralga
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Bradbury was killed in action in France in World War One, and this tablet was originally in the Curraweela Anglican Church.


Private Munday
Private Munday
Address: Third Street, RSL Building
City/Town: Cowell
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Private Munday who was killed at El Alamein in October 1942 during the Second World War. 



Private Neville Dacre Wilkinson
Private Neville Dacre Wilkinson
Address: Brisbane Street, Holy Trinity Anglican Church
City/Town: Dubbo
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet erected to the memory of Private Wilkinson who was killed in action in France in 1918. The tablet was erected by the western commercial travellers of whom Mr Wilkinson had been a member.


Private Norman M. Appelt & Corporal Walter H. Forck
Private Norman M. Appelt & Corporal Walter H. Forck
Address: Trungley Hall Road, Trungley Hall Church Gates
City/Town: Trungley Hall
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

White church gates with two embedded plaques, one at each side , commemorate Private Norman M. Appelt and Corporal Walter H. Forck who were killed in World War II.


Private P.Z. Trzecinski Bridge
Private P.Z. Trzecinski Bridge
Address: New England Highway
City/Town: Maitland
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Bridge commemorates Private P. Z. Trzecinski who was killed in action in South Vietnam in 1968.


Private Trzecinski was born in Poland and came to Australia in 1954. He was always destined for service, and as a teenager he joined the military cadets. When his opportunity came, he enlisted with the 7th Royal Australian Regiment and went to fight for his country in Vietnam in 1967. After one tour he returned to Australia and married before returning to Vietnam for a second tour. He left his wife pregnant with their son Paul. Unfortunately, father and son would never meet.


On 27 January 1968, whilst on patrol at Nui Dat, in Phuoc Tuy Province, Private Trzecinski was killed in action. He was the only Maitland man not born in Australia to be killed in the Vietnam War.


Private Percy Ings
Private Percy Ings
Address: Old South Road, Former Breadalbane Anglican Church
City/Town: Breadalbane
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque erected  on the gates of the former Breadalbane Anglican Church commemorates Private Percy Ings who died in World War One. The plaque was erected by parents and friends.  



Private Peter Jackson
Private Peter Jackson
Address: Kendal Street , Squire Park
City/Town: Cowra
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Private Peter Jackson who died in the conflict in Vietnam.



Private Jackson worked as a station hand and with contractors erecting power lines before being drafted in May 1968. A member of 12 Platoon D Company, Peter was wounded in action on April 4, 1969 and was one of three killed by a mine explosion in the village of Dat Do with another 22 Australians being wounded on June 15, 1969.



Private R McGill & Private H. Walsh
Private R McGill & Private H. Walsh
Address: 29 Junee Road, Temora Rural Museum
City/Town: Temora
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Privates R. McGill and Harold Walsh who died while serving in the SOuth African (Boer ) War.


Monument characteristics :


Brass plaque with red and black lettering


 


Private Ramsey
Private Ramsey
Address: Third Street, RSL Building
City/Town: Cowell
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Private Ramsey who was killed in New Guinea in September 1942 during World War Two.



Private Richard Henry Chase
Private Richard Henry Chase
Address: Cathedral Avenue, South Transept, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Mural tablet  unveiled by the Archbishop of Perth commemorates Private Richard Henry Chase of the 16th Battalion, 4th Brigade A.I.F who was killed in action at Gabe Tepe, Gallipoli on April 27th 1915. 



On Sunday morning the Archbishop will preach at Claremont and in the evening at the Cathedral, he will unveil a mural tablet in memory of Private Richard Henry Chase, of the 16th Battalion, 4th Brigade, A.I.F., who was killed in action at Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, on April 27, 1915. He served with the Bechuana Land Field Forces, 1884-85, and with the 2nd W.A. Contingent and Scottish Horse in the Boer War, 1900-02.

The Daily News (Perth), 24th February 1917.



Private Robert Burns Laurie
Private Robert Burns Laurie
Address: Bold Street, Laurie Memorial Park
City/Town: Laurieton
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial commemorates Private Robert Burns Laurie who was killed in France during World War One.



Monument characteristics :



A small wrought iron gate-like structure with an embossed metal shield at the top, set at the foot of a small garden in the park, to the east of the main war memorial. An explanatory notice is on a post immediately adjacent to the memorial.



Private Rupert Edward Dudley Robinson
Private Rupert Edward Dudley Robinson
Address: Bega Street, War Memorial
City/Town: Tathra
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Plaque erected at base of war memorial in memory of Private Rupert Edward Dudley Robinson who killed in action on the 10th February 1942. Private Robinson was a member of the 2/20 Battalion Australian Infantry and was aged 29 when he died. He was the son of  Edward James Robinson and Elinor Jemina Robinson, of Bega, New South Wales. 


Private Spencer A Hayman Memorial
Private Spencer A Hayman Memorial
Address: Lyons Road & College Street, Drummoyne Presbyterian Church
City/Town: Drummoyne
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Private Spencer A Hayman who died in World War 1.


Private Thomas Markey
Private Thomas Markey
Address: 9 School Road, QCWA Hall
City/Town: Yeronga
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) commemorates Private Thomas Markey who was killed in France in 1916 during World War One.



Private Timothy Turner
Private Timothy Turner
Address: ANZAC Drive , War Memorial Park
City/Town: Kingscote
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Private Timothy Turner



Private Tomas Dale
Private Tomas Dale
Address: 63 Malbeck Drive, Reynella East College
City/Town: Reynella East
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial unveiled in memory of Private Tomas Dale, a former pupil of the school, who was killed in Afghanistan.



Tom Dale was 21 when he was killed in action on 20 August 2010. He was serving his nation in Afghanistan as a member of 6 Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment.



Tom was born in Blackpool in the United Kingdom and immigrated to Australia with his parents when he was 13 years of age. He commenced at Reynella East High School (as it then was) in September 2003. Tom’s abiding ambition from an early age was to join the Army and serve as a rifleman. He enlisted in 2007 and after basic training he achieved this goal He deployed on active service to Afghanistan with 6 R.A.R in February 2010 with his mates, who meant everything to him.



Tom was lost together with his good mate, Grant Kirby when they were both killed by an enemy laid Improvised Explosive Device.



Private V. O. Wakley
Private V. O. Wakley
Address: Lyons & Pelissier Streets, St Lukes Anglican Church
City/Town: Yea
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet commemorates Private V. O. Wakley, a soldier from Kobyboyn who died during the South African (Boer) War.



On the visit of the Duke of York to Australia, Colonel Tom Price who was commanding the Victorian Mounted Rifles, took occasion to suggest that there should be tablets erected in the various churches throughout the State in memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the South African War. The matter was taken up with enthusiasm, all the officers, non-commissioned officers and men willingly subscribing to the movement, with the result that there were soon ample funds to carry out Colonel Price's suggestion. In common with many districts we have to mourn the loss of young men who died during the war. One of them,  Private Wakley, was the eldest son of Mr V. Wakley, of Kobyboyn. He went over to South Africa with the first Victorian contingent, and was struck down with enteric fever from which died on May 31st 1900. The tablets to the memory of the soldiers have been ready for some time and it was decided that Colonel Price, the old commanding officer of the V.M.R. should be asked to unveil the memorials, which he readily consented to do, and Sunday last was fixed upon as the day on which the ceremony should take place.  The memorials were placed in position on the western wall of St. Luke's Church of England, and in preparation for the ceremony it was so arranged that the Union Jack, with which they were covered, could be drawn aside by pulling a cord on the opposite side of the church near the chancel.  As the Union Jack fell from the tablets the Dead March was played on the organ  by Miss Daley, the large  congregation meanwhile standing in the deep silence.



On the tablet in bold relief are the words "The tribute of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the Victorian Mounted Rifles to the memory of Private V. O. Wakley, Kobyboyn,who died at Kroonstadt, South Africa, May 31st, 1900."

Yea Chronicle, 1st December 1904.


 



Private Victor Preston Arscott
Private Victor Preston Arscott
Address: Hawker Street, Uniting Church
City/Town: Ridleyton
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Plaque erected by the Brompton Park Methodist Church Congregation and Scholars in memory of the Superintendent of the Sunday School who was killed in a action in France on the 23rd August 1916. 


Private Vivian M. Riley
Private Vivian M. Riley
Address: 829 Anzac Parade, Uniting Church Hall
City/Town: Maroubra
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected by 'his chums of the Soldier's Settlemet' to the memory of Private Vivian Riley who was killed in action in New Guinea during World War 11.


Private W J Betts
Private W J Betts
Address: Barney Street, War Memorial Fountain, Central Park
City/Town: Armidale
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Private W J Betts who was killed in Vietnam in 1967. 


Private W. A. Smith
Private W. A. Smith
Address: Bendigo-Sutton Grange & Faraday-Sutton Grange Roads, Sutton Grange Hall
City/Town: Sutton Grange
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A framed photograph commemorates Private W. A. Smith who was killed in action at Wilmanrust during the South African (Boer) War



Private W. Sullivan
Private W. Sullivan
Address: Boronia Street, Bonville Headland Public Reserve
City/Town: Sawtell
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Sullivan who was killed in action in France in World War One.


Private Walter Lockwood & Private Alan Gordon Brown
Private Walter Lockwood & Private Alan Gordon Brown
Address: Darling Street, Port Sorell Memorial Hall
City/Town: Port Sorell
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque sponsored by Messrs A.T Cutts MLC and Mr S.J.Andrews erected to the memory of Private Walter Lockwood who was killed in action and Private Alan Brown who died while a prisoner of war during World War Two.



Private William Charles Woods
Private William Charles Woods
Address: Euroka Road, Euroka Cemetery
City/Town: Euroka
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Marble obelisk and base, mounted on a concrete plynth with bronze plaque was erected by Euroka residents to the memory of Private Charles Woods. 


Private Woods fell in the Battle of Passchendaele during World War 1 and is buried in  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot 20, Row G, Grave No. 15A), Belgium.


Private William Gilmore
Private William Gilmore
Address: Davey Street , Anglesea Barracks Memorial Garden
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tombstone erected by fellow soldiers in memory of William Gilmore of H.M. 63 Regiment who died in 1833.



Private William J. Morrice
Private William J. Morrice
Address: Jindabyne Road & Myack Street, Berridale Memorial Park
City/Town: Berridale
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Private William J. Morrice who was the first district soldier killed in World War One. He was killed at Gallipoli in 1915.



Private William Jones Memorial
Private William Jones Memorial
Address: Hue Hue Road & Jilliby Road, Jilliby Cemetery
City/Town: Jilliby
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The grave site and communal memorial to Private William Jones who died at the Liverpool Military Camp in 1915.



The grave is a stone construction, and the headstone is in the shape of an open book



Private William King
Private William King
Address: Nelson & Tyrrell Streets, Rotunda
City/Town: Wallsend
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque on rotunda commemorates Private William King who was killed in 1915 during World War One.



Privates A. Button & J. Butler
Privates A. Button & J. Butler
Address: High Street
City/Town: Evandale
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial erected by F Company in memory of their comrades, Privates A. Button And J Butler who died in the South African (Boer) War.





At 12.30 on Tuesday a large number of the Evandale and Perth volunteers, and also about 200 residents, met to witness the unveiling of the stone monument whlch had been erected at the top end of Russell-street, Evandale, by the volunteers in memory of two of their comrades who had died at the war in South Africa, namely, Private A. Button, who was killed at Jasfontein on February 19, 1900, and Private J. Button(sic) , who died at Johannesburg while in service in South Africa on June 12, 1900. The Rev. H. B. Atkinson opened the proceedings with prayer.  Colonel Cameron, CB., said he had been requested to unveil the memorial , then spoke of the deceased in a most feeling manner, and said they were brave soldiers and good men in every possible way. He eulogised their conduct in the battlefield a manner that none but a true and good officer could do. The speech made a great impression on those who heard it.



Examiner (Launceston), 11th November 1902.



Quarter Master Sergeant Frank Edward Morrisby
Quarter Master Sergeant Frank Edward Morrisby
Address: Cambridge Road & Queen Street
City/Town: Bellerive
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument commemorates Frank Edward Morrisby who died on active service in the South African War.   Morrisby died after being kicked by a horse a few days after peace was declared.



Lieut.-Col. Cameron unveiled on November 11, at Bellerive, a memorial, erected to the memory of Quarter-master Frank Morrisby, who died in South Africa while on active service.

The West Australian ( Perth), 13th November 1903



Rawdon Middleton V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Rawdon Middleton V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Federal Highway, Gundaroo Turnoff
City/Town: Gundaroo
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: MIlitary

A rest area commemorates Rawdon Middleton who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



On 28 November 1942 Middleton took off on his 29th operation, to the Fiat works in Turin, Italy. Middleton`s aircraft was struck by flak over the target, one shell exploded in the cockpit wounding Middleton in the face and destroying his right eye. The same shell also wounded the second pilot and wireless operator. Middleton lost consciousness and the aircraft dived to just 800 feet before the second pilot brought it under control. They were hit by more flak as they tried to escape the target. When Middleton regained consciousness he began the long and gruelling flight back over the Alps towards England, knowing that his damaged aircraft had insufficient fuel to complete the journey.



The crew discussed the possibility of abandoning the aircraft or trying to land in northern France but Middleton decided to head for England where his crew would have the chance to bail out. As they approached the French coast the Stirling was again hit by flak but flew on. Now over the English coast with only five minutes of fuel left Middleton ordered the crew to abandon the aircraft. Five men left the stricken plane, and two remained on board to help Middleton before attempting to parachute to safety, although unfortunately both were drowned. The Stirling then crashed into the sea, killing Middleton. He was only one operation away from completing his first tour on bombers.



Ray (Cheesie) Thorncraft Plaque
Ray (Cheesie) Thorncraft Plaque
Address: Smith Street, War Memorial Garden (Vietnam) Lancer Barracks
City/Town: Parramatta
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Ray (Cheesie) Thorncraft


Ray Simpson V.C.
Ray Simpson V.C.
Address: Treloar Crescent, Canberra Remembrance Park
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A park commemorates Ray Simpson who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during the Vietnam War.



When one of his platoons became heavily engaged with the enemy Simpson led the remainder of his company to its assistance. As the company moved forward, one of the platoon commanders, Australian Warrant Officer M.W. Gill, was seriously wounded and the assault began to falter. Simpson, in the face of heavy enemy fire, moved across open ground and carried Gill to safety.



He returned to his company then crawled forward to within ten metres of the enemy. From here he lobbed grenades into their positions. Simpson then ordered his company to withdraw and he and five indigenous soldiers covered the withdrawal. At first light the next day artillery pounded the enemy positions and the battalion moved forward again to find the bunkers unoccupied.



The battalion probed ahead with Warrant Officer A.M. Kelly leading the 231st Company. In the first burst of fire from the next contact, Kelly was wounded and the battalion commander, Captain Green of the American Special Forces, was killed when he went to assist Kelly. Simpson quickly organized two platoons of soldiers and several advisers and led them to the location of the contact.



Despite the fact that most of his soldiers had fled, Simpson moved forward through withering machine-gun fire in order to cover the initial evacuation of the casualties. The wounded, including Kelly, were evacuated but Simpson was unable to reach Green`s body because of the heavy accurate enemy fire. He then covered the evacuation of the wounded to the helicopter pad by placing himself between them and the enemy.



Reg Hillier
Reg Hillier
Address: Chung Wah Terrace
City/Town: Palmerston
State: NT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Park and memorial plaque dedicated to Reg Hillier who died in the Vietnam War.



Reg Hillier was the only Territorian killed in Vietnam.  He was a man of extraordinary courage and had fine bush skills. The headquarters of the NT Vietnam Veterans Association in Bees Creek is named in his honour



In June 1965, Corporal Hillier accompanied 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, to Vietnam as a section commander in B Company. His comrades said that his "outstanding leadership and courage" made him an inspiration to them. Reinforcements were deployed in his platoon to gain skills and confidence. Corporal Hillier entered Viet Cong tunnels suspected of containing enemy seven times and captured many important documents and material.



During the Ben Cat operation in 1965, his tracking ability and determination were illustrated when he followed the tracks of two Viet Cong through thick jungle and bamboo, despite many ploys to disguise their tracks and to mislead him. This tracking led to the capture of many important documents and the discovery of a large Viet Cong base and a herd of 50 Viet Cong-owned water buffalo. Reg Hillier was killed in action at Vo Dat, Binh Tuy Province, on November 29, 1965.



Reginald James Fogarty
Reginald James Fogarty
Address: Wellington & Nolan Streets, Atkinson Park
City/Town: Kerang
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Reginald James Fogarty, a Kerang citizen who was a highly decorated airman during World War Two



Reginald Rattey V.C. Memorial Park
Reginald Rattey V.C. Memorial Park
Address: Treloar Crescent, Canberra Remembrance Park
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A park commemorates Reginald Rattey who was awarded the Victoria Cross in March 1945 during World War Two.



Sergeant Rattey was awarded the Victoria Cross for his exceptional bravery and a complete disregard for his own life when he silenced Japanese fire from automatic weapons in bunkers. The bunkers were dominating all lines of approach to a strongly held position astride Buin Road, South Bougainville, and holding up the Company`s advance.



Richard Hamilton
Richard Hamilton
Address: Roberts Street, St James Anglican Church
City/Town: Moora
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Richard Hamilton who was a soldier with the 23rd Machine Gun Regiment during World War One.  The memorial plaque was placed in the church by the Old Guildfordians of the Moora District.



Richard Kelliher V.C. Memorial Park
Richard Kelliher V.C. Memorial Park
Address: Treloar Crescent, Canberra Remembrance Park
City/Town: Campbell
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A park commemorates Private Richard Kelliher who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.)  in September 1943 during World War Two.



Enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force on 21 February 1941, Kelliher sailed for the Middle East and was assigned to the 2nd/25th Battalion in October. He performed garrison duties in Syria and returned to Australia in March 1942. In September 1943 he was based at Nadzab, New Guinea, whence the 2nd/25th advanced towards Lae. On 13 September, near Heath`s plantation, Kelliher`s platoon came under heavy fire from a concealed Japanese machine-gun post. Five men were killed and three wounded, among them the section leader Corporal Billy Richards.



On his own initiative, Kelliher dashed towards the post, hurled two grenades at the enemy and killed some of them, but was forced back to his own lines. Seizing a Bren-gun, he ran to within 30 yards (27 m) of the machine-gun nest and silenced it with accurate shooting. He then crawled out under enemy rifle-fire and dragged Richards to safety, probably saving his life. Kelliher was awarded the Victoria Cross.



Robert Browning & Allan Davis
Robert Browning & Allan Davis
Address: Mitchell Highway
City/Town: Neurea
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Gates erected by the citizens of Neurea & Bakers Swamp in memory of Robert Browning and Allan Davis who were killed in action during World War 11. 


Robert Dannenburg
Robert Dannenburg
Address: Camp Cable & Waterford Roads
City/Town: Logan Village
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Robert Dannenberg, who trained at Camp Cable and later lost his life in December 1942 in New Guinea.


Robert Kelly & John Garvin
Robert Kelly & John Garvin
Address: Davey Street, Anglesea Barracks Memorial Garden
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected by comrades in the band commemorates musicians of the colonial 51st Regiment.



Robert Mactier V.C.
Robert Mactier V.C.
Address: Blamey Road, Mactier VC Club, Simpson Barracks
City/Town: Macleod
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Mactier VC club and a bronze bust by Wallace Anderson commemorate Robert Mactier  (1890-1918), soldier and recipient of the Vicotira Cross (V.C.). 



On 1 September 1918,Robert Mactier was a Battalion runner with 23rd Battalion AIF at the Battle of Mont St Quentin. He was sent forward by an officer to determine the cause of a delay in the Battalion moving into its jumping off position. The cause was a well placed enemy machine gun. On his own initiative, Mactier jumped out of the trench and charged the gun, killing its crew of six. He then charged two other machine guns, killing more crews and causing at least 40 enemy to surrender. He was killed by fire from a fourth machine gun, but not before enabling his Battalion to form up on time. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross. 



Robert Mactier V.C. Memorial Garden
Robert Mactier V.C. Memorial Garden
Address: Hogan Street & Flanagan Place
City/Town: Tatura
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque & garden commemorate Private Robert Mactier who posthumously received the Victoria Cross for his actions during World War One. Robert Mactier was born in Tatura.



The operation for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross took place during the Mont St Quentin campaign, on the night of 31 August 1918. Mactier's brigade was meant to be in a certain position by the next morning in order to launch an attack on the village overlooking Péronne. However, there were some German strongholds that had to be passed if his brigade was to gain its position. The situation was at a stalemate until Private Mactier, who had been sent ahead as a runner to investigate, took the matter into his own hands by charging a German post, throwing a bomb and then climbing over the wire, killing the eight men there.



Continuing on a further few metres to the next post, another garrison surrendered to him. As these Germans were sent back to Australian lines, Mactier continued his campaign, capturing a machine-gun and killing its crew, before finally being shot by a nearby machine-gun. It is stated that his performance greatly assisted Australian troops, giving them an opportunity to break through the German lines and begin the Mont St Quentin operation.



He is buried in Hem-Monacu cemetery, and his VC is displayed in the Australian War Memorial's Hall of Valour.



Robert Oliver
Robert Oliver
Address: Frith Street, Kahibah Public School
City/Town: Kahibah
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Oliver Memorial Plaque


Rolfe Wilson Pike
Rolfe Wilson Pike
Address: Cathedral Avenue, South Transept, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Rolfe Wilson Pike killed in 1917 in action at Bullecourt, France during World War One. The plaque was unveiled by the Archbishop of Perth.



Ronald Feilberg
Ronald Feilberg
Address: Feilberg Place
City/Town: Abbotsford
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Feilberg Place commemorates a member of the Drummoyne Municipal Council who was killed in air force operations over Germany during World War Two.


Ronald Frederick Feilberg (1917-1944) was a Drummoyne Council Officer from March 1932 until January 1942 when he enlisted in the RAAF. On the night of 21/22 December 1944 Flight Officer Feilberg was the pilot on a Halifax which was shot down over Belgium. Feilberg Place, Abbotsford is named in his memory.


Ross Braye
Ross Braye
Address: Boomerang Road, Braye Park Lookout
City/Town: Waratah
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Lookout commemorates Ross Braye, a Royal Australian Air Force member who was killed in action in Libya in 1941 during World War Two.


Rothery Memorial Tree
Rothery Memorial Tree
Address: Clyde Street & Ovens Highway, Post Office
City/Town: Myrtleford
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Tree commemorates a World War One nurse


Russell Watkins
Russell Watkins
Address: Proston-Wondai Road, Memorial Park
City/Town: Hivesville
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Shelter in Memorial Park and sign at Hivesville Hotel commemorates Vietnam Veteran Russell Watkins.



Samuel Atchison Baptismal Font
Samuel Atchison Baptismal Font
Address: 3 Pembroke Street, St Alban
City/Town: Epping
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Standing Stone Baptism Font with engraved plaque erected to Samuel Atchison who fell in the Boer War.


 


Samuel Charles Atchison
Samuel Charles Atchison
Address: Bridge & Rawson Streets, Epping Presbyterian Church
City/Town: Epping
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Samuel Charles Atchison who fell in the Boer War.


Samuel George Pearse V.C.
Samuel George Pearse V.C.
Address: Deakin Parade, Henderson Park
City/Town: Mildura
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Samuel George Pearse V.C. (Victoria Cross) who was born in Wales and emigrated to Mildura with his family.



On 29 August 1919 during at attack on an enemy battery position north of Emtsa, Pearse, under heavy enemy fire, cut his way through barbed wire thus clearing a way for troops to enter. Enemy fire from a blockhouse was causing casualties so Pearse charged single-handed, killing the occupants with bombs.



He was killed by machine-gun fire several minutes later. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross.



Samuel George Pearse V.C.
Samuel George Pearse V.C.
Address: Deakin Avenue & Thirteenth Street
City/Town: Mildura
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A memorial garden commemorates Samuel George Pearse V.C. (Victoria Cross) who was born in Wales and emigrated to Mildura with his family.



On 29 August 1919 during at attack on an enemy battery position north of Emtsa, Pearse, under heavy enemy fire, cut his way through barbed wire thus clearing a way for troops to enter. Enemy fire from a blockhouse was causing casualties so Pearse charged single-handed, killing the occupants with bombs.



He was killed by machine-gun fire several minutes later. For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross.



Sapper H. F. Dallain
Sapper H. F. Dallain
Address: Point Lonsdale & Williams Road, Williams Road Entrance, Queenscliff Cemetery
City/Town: Point Lonsdale
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tombstone erected by his military comrades commemorates of Sapper H. F. Dallain of the Royal Australian Engineers who died in Queenscliff Hospital on the 11th April 1902.



Sapper Jamie Larcombe
Sapper Jamie Larcombe
Address: Wedgewood Road, Parndana Campus
City/Town: Parndana
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

 Memorial plaque unveiled at Parndana Campus in memory of Jamie Larcombe who was killed in the war in Afghanistan in 2012. The plaque contains a short history and character reference for Jamie who was a past pupil at the school.


Sapper Jamie Larcombe was an Australian Army combat engineer serving with Mentoring Task Force – Two (MTF-2). He was killed in action during an engagement with insurgents in the Mirabad Valley region of Uruzgan Province on the 19th February 2011. 

 


Sapper Jim Driver
Sapper Jim Driver
Address: Point Lonsdale Road, Queenscliff Cemetery
City/Town: Point Lonsdale
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tombstone erected by his military and civilian friends in memory of Sapper Jim Driver of the Royal Engineers who died at the Queenscliff Military Hospital in 1892.



Sapper Leslie Richardson
Sapper Leslie Richardson
Address: Gladstone Street, Ambulance Station
City/Town: Mudgee
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Sapper Richardson who died on active service in the Sandakan prisoner of war camp on 18th June 1945.


Second Lieutenant Edwin Francis Fitzroy Osborne
Second Lieutenant Edwin Francis Fitzroy Osborne
Address: Gibraltar & Butmaroo Streets, St Philip's Anglican Church
City/Town: Bungendore
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A brass plaque with lettering and symbols of the 16th Lancers and two crossed lancers in memory of Second Lieutenant Edwin Osborne who died of enteric fever in India in 1895 . 


Second Lieutenant Hugo Throssell
Second Lieutenant Hugo Throssell
Address: Lovekin Drive
City/Town: Kings Park
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A tree and plaque commemorates Second Lieutenant Hugo Throssell of the 10th Light Horse Regiment who won the Victoria Cross for gallantry at the Kaiakij Aghala (Hill 60) at Gallipoli in 1915 during World War One.



Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell VC (1884 – 1933) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.



"On 29–30 August 1915 at Kaiakij Aghala (Hill 60), Gallipoli, Turkey, Second Lieutenant Throssell, although severely wounded in several places, refused to leave his post during a counter-attack or to obtain medical assistance until all danger was passed, when he had his wounds dressed and returned to the firing line until ordered out of action by the Medical Officer. By his personal courage and example he kept up the spirits of his party and was largely instrumental in saving the situation at a critical period."



Second Lieutenant William J. Symons V.C.
Second Lieutenant William J. Symons V.C.
Address: Peg Leg & Sailors Gully Roads, Eaglehawk Town Hall
City/Town: Eaglehawk
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Second Lieutenant William Symons was born at Eaglehawk and educated at Eaglehawk State School, and was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) for gallantry during World War One.



On the 9 August 1915 during World War One, the Turks made a series of determined attacks on Jacob`s Trench at Lone Pine at Gallipoli where six Australian officers were killed or severely wounded. Learning that the position had been overrun, Lieutenant-Colonel Harold `Pompey` Elliott ordered Symons to retake the trench.



Symons led the charge that drove off the Turks, but the enemy continued attacking from the front and both flanks. Symons erected a new barricade and although the Turks set fire to it, he extinguished the flames and forced the enemy to retreat. One of seven Australians to win the Victoria Cross at Lone Pine, Symons was cited for his conspicuous gallantry.



Second-Lieutenant Hugo Throssell V.C.
Second-Lieutenant Hugo Throssell V.C.
Address: Fitzgerald Street, Avon Mall
City/Town: Northam
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Hugo Throssell who was awarded the Victoria Cross during World War One.



Hugo Throssell came from a farming family in the Northam area. On 29 August 1915 the 10th Light Horse was brought into action to take a long trench, of which 100 yards was held by Turkish troops on the summit of Hill 60 at Gallipoli. As a guard, Throssell killed five Turks while his men constructed a barricade across their part of the trench. When a fierce bomb fight began, Throssell and his soldiers held their bombs on short fuse until the last possible moment before hurling them at the enemy on the other side of the barricade.



Throssell, who at one stage was in sole command, was wounded twice. His face covered in blood from bomb splinters in his forehead, he repeatedly yelled encouragement to his men. For his part in the battle Hugo Throssell was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). It was the first V.C. to be received by a Western Australian in the war.



Selby-Smyth Memorial Plaque
Selby-Smyth Memorial Plaque
Address: Cathedral Avenue, South Transept, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Captain Miles Bury Selby-Smyth killed in 1915 in action at St Eloi during World War One.



Captain Selby-Smyth served for several years as A.D.C to Sir Gerald Strickland during his term as Governor of Western Australia. 



On Sunday morning, at St. George's Cathedral, his Excellency the Lieutenant Governor unveiled a tablet to the memory of the late Captain Selby-Smyth, who served for a considerable period as A.D.C. to Sir Gerald Strickland during his term as Governor, of Western Australia.



His Excellency said, in unveiling the tablet:-"It is right that we should not only remember but commemorate our heroic dead who fought and died for us. These memorials serve to keep alive in our hearts the feeling of love and gratitude which we bear toward them. Oh! this horrible war! How many brave souls have passed away, how many homes have been bereft of their bravest and their best. Captain Selby-Smyth, to whose memory this tablet is erected, was known to many in this congregation, and was esteemed by all. He like others, was brave, modest, and manly, and full of zeal for the service to which he belonged. I unveil this tablet to his memory."

The West Australian (Perth), 27th March 1917.



Septimus Frank Osborne
Septimus Frank Osborne
Address: 143 Moss Vale Road, Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
City/Town: Kangaroo Valley
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Marble tablet erected on church gates in memory of Septimus Osborne who died in 1935 at the age of 59. 


During the Boer War a small Lancer group under the command of Lieutenant Septimus Osborne  were referred to as 'The Fighting 28'. On 22nd November 1899, they had their first contact with the Boers at Thomas' Farm near Belmont Station some 160 km north west of Colesberg. Septimus Osborne also served as a Captain in the First World War.


 


 


Sergeant A. J. Buckingham
Sergeant A. J. Buckingham
Address: Lyons & Pelissier Streets, St Lukes Anglican Church
City/Town: Yea
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet commemorates Sergeant A. J. Buckingham who died at Rhenoster Kop during the South African (Boer) War.



On the visit of the Duke of York to Australia, Colonel Tom Price who was commanding the Victorian Mounted Rifles, took occasion to suggest that there should be tablets erected in the various churches throughout the State in memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the South African War. The matter was taken up with enthusiasm, all the officers, non-commissioned officers and men willingly subscribing to the movement, with the result that there were soon ample funds to carry out Colonel Price's suggestion. In common with many districts we have to mourn the loss of young men who died during the war. One of them, Sergeant A.G. Buckingham, left here with the second contingent as a private,was promoted to the rank of Sergeant,  and after at bout of sickness returned to the front only to be shot down in an obscure skirmish Rhenoster Kop on July 23rd 1901. Sergeant Buckley will be remembered in the township and was employed by his father on Azwarby Estate for some considerable time.



The tablets to the memory of the soldiers have been ready for some time and it was decided that Colonel Price, the old commanding officer of the V.M.R. should be asked to unveil the memorials, which he readily consented to do, and Sunday last was fixed upon as the day on which the ceremony should take place.  The memorials were placed in position on the western wall of St. Luke's Church of England, and in preparation for the ceremony it was so arranged that the Union Jack, with which they were covered, could be drawn aside by pulling a cord on the opposite side of the church near the chancel.  As the Union Jack fell from the tablets the Dead March was played on the organ  by Miss Daley, the large congregation meanwhile standing in the deep silence.

Yea Chronicle, 1st December 1904.



Sergeant A.G Black
Sergeant A.G Black
Address: Tryon Road, Lindfield Oval
City/Town: Lindfield East
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates Sergeant A. G. Black killed in 1942 during World War Two.


Sergeant Allan McColl
Sergeant Allan McColl
Address: Belmore & Orr Streets
City/Town: Yarrawonga
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree commemorates Allan McColl who was a soldier in the First Australian Imperial Force and who won the Military Medal in Belgium during World War One


Sergeant Colin Lesley Hanna & Pilot Officer Eldred Quinn
Sergeant Colin Lesley Hanna & Pilot Officer Eldred Quinn
Address: Forreston Road, Forreston Memorial Hall
City/Town: Forreston
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque dedicated to Sergeant Colin Hanna of 214 Squadron who was killed on the 19th September 1942 and Pilot Officer Eldred Quinn who was killed on the 9th August 1945.



Sergeant E. H. Jones
Sergeant E. H. Jones
Address: 148 Denison Street, St Peters Anglican Church
City/Town: Hamilton
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Sergeant E. H. Jones killed in France in 1916 during World War One.



Sergeant G.Y. King
Sergeant G.Y. King
Address: The Pocket Road
City/Town: Main Arm
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Brass plaque sited on a white post in front of a jacaranda tree. The tree is a tribute to Sergeant King of the 2/30th Battalion AIF who died as a POW in Malaya on the 25th August 1943. The tree is now on private property but was formerly a church which has been moved .  


Sergeant John Whittle
Sergeant John Whittle
Address: 21 Louisa Street, Cygnet Primary School
City/Town: Cygnet
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Victoria Cross recipient, Sergeant John Whittle, who was a member of the 12th Battalion.



The 12th Battalion carried out a diversionary attack on the village of Boursies on 9 April 1917; Whittle led his platoon in the initial assault. The Germans resisted fiercely and counter-attacked at 10 p.m. Whittle checked and steadied the forward posts until Newland came forward to organize the defence and regain lost ground. After a four-day spell out of the line, the battalion advanced close to Lagnicourt. At 4 a.m. on 15 April the enemy mounted a surprise counter-attack. 'A' Company was forced from its trenches to a sunken road where Newland and his men made a stand. Whittle saw the Germans bringing up a machine-gun. He 'rushed alone across the fire-swept ground', attacked the enemy with bombs before the weapon could be brought into action, killed the crew and captured the gun. For his heroism at Boursies and Lagnicourt he was awarded the Victoria Cross..



Sergeant Joseph Gordon Morris Memorial
Sergeant Joseph Gordon Morris Memorial
Address: Elizabeth & Bourke Streets, Historical Museum [west wall], Burdekin Park
City/Town: Singleton
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Sergeant Joseph Gordon Morris who was killed in World War One.


Sergeant Leonard Rundle
Sergeant Leonard Rundle
Address: Copper Coast Highway , Kulpara Uniting Church
City/Town: Kulpara
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Stain glass window erected by boyhood friends in memory of Sergeant Leonard Rundle who died of his wounds in August 1917 during World War One.



Yesterday, August 20, was another red letter day in the history of "Little Britain" , the occasion being a Violet Service combined with the unveiling of a roll of honor and a memorial window to the tale Sergt. L. L. Rundle.  The Kulpara Church was crowded.  The members of the Kulpara District Council attended by special invitation. Their chairman (Mr J. C Price), asked to speak, gave a spirited address upon patriotism, eulogizing the lads who went to fight under the severest conditions a soldier ever experienced, so, that we could live under free rule and our wealth and properties be secured to us. Upon Miss Mayfield, an indefatigable worker and secretary of the Kulpara Red Cross (to whom the soldiers are more indebted than they may be possibly aware for the continual stream of comforts they received on the battlefield and elsewhere)  was conferred the honor of unveiling the roll of honor, and for which the Red Cross branch was totally responsible.



Mrs James Rundle was asked to unveil the memorial window for her gallant son which was done in respectful silence.The window is in the newly erected porch, and faces the main road. This memorial was the inspiration of the late gallant Sergt's Kulpara boyhood friends, the cost being wholly borne by them. It is a fitting tribute to one who set such an exemplary example in character and conduct.

The Kadina and Wallaroo Times, 23rd August 1922



 



 



 



Note : Uniting Church has been sold.

 



Sergeant Lewis McGee
Sergeant Lewis McGee
Address: Esk Highway, Boucher Memorial Park
City/Town: Avoca
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Sergeant Lewis Mc Gee who was awarded the Victoria Cross in World War One.



The 40th Battalion, known as the `Fighting Fortieth`, was raised as a Tasmanian unit, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel J. E. C. Lord, to encourage recruitment in that State. The 40th Battalion took part in the battle of Messines in June 1917 after which it joined in the 3rd battle of Ypres.



On 4 October 1917, the battalion was engaged in the attack on Broodseinde Ridge. McGee`s platoon was `suffering severely` from machine-gun fire coming from a German pill-box. Single-handed, McGee rushed the post across open ground armed only with a revolver and, descending upon the garrison, shot some of its crew and captured the rest.



His action enabled the advance to proceed. Afterwards he reorganized the remains of his platoon and was `foremost` in the rest of the advance. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his `coolness and bravery`, but the decoration was posthumous for on 12 October he had been killed in the fighting at Passchendaele.



Sergeant Lewis McGee
Sergeant Lewis McGee
Address: Bridge & Church Streets, Cenotaph
City/Town: Ross
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Victoria Cross recipient, Lewis McGee who was born in Campbell Town in 1888 and worked as a train driver until he enlisted in March 1916.



McGee was shipped to France with the 40th Battalion in 1916. When the 40th Battalion attacked Broodseinde Bridge east of Ypres in October 1917 , they were pinned down by machine guns protected by 10 pillboxes. Sergeant McGee could see that his platoon would suffer heavy casualties from a machine gun which lay 50m ahead on open ground. Single-handedly, armed only with a revolver, he rushed the post shooting some of the enemy and capturing the rest. This action allowed the Australians to advance.



Sergeant McGee was killed eight days later after this action. He is buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery near Passchendaele .



Sergeant M Rabbitt
Sergeant M Rabbitt
Address: Centenary Avenue
City/Town: Lucindale
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Sergeant Rabbitt was killed at the Battle of Bullecourt in 1917 in World War One.  The monument was erected by his comrades in the First Division Signal Corps


Sergeant Major Albert Houghton
Sergeant Major Albert Houghton
Address: Hamilton Highway & Railway Street
City/Town: Inverleigh
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Obelisk commemorates Sergeant-Major Albert Houghton who was a soldier killed in the South African (Boer) War. The memorial was erected by the residents of Inverleigh and unveiled by Colonel Templeton on the 14th May 1902.

The Argus, 17th May 1902.



Sergeant Major George Griffin
Sergeant Major George Griffin
Address: George Street, Town Hall
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Naval Artillery Volunteers and the First Australian Horse joined to erect a monument in the Sydney Town Hall in memory of Sergeant Major Griffin. At an impressive ceremony, presided over by the Mayor of Sydney, a plaster replica was unveiled on the eve of the departure of the Imperial Bushmen’s Contingent for South Africa. The commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Mackay, a personal friend of Griffin, had the honour of unveiling the replica, as the marble monument had not then been completed.


Griffin served with the Royal Artillery (Naval) Reserve for thirteen years and then the First Australian Horse. At the time of his enlistment he was working as an accountant at the Mount Kimo Gold Mines in Gundagai. He was credited with taking a prominent part in the formation of the Gundagai squadron of the First Australian Horse, of which his brother Walter Trementere Griffin, a solicitor, was the commanding officer.


The contingent left Newcastle on the Langton Grange under the command of Lieutenant Willoughby Dowling, arriving in Cape Town on 14 November 1899. On arrival they were attached to the Royal Scots Greys serving under General French’s command.


At dawn on 16 January, Lieutenant W V Dowling of the Mudgee Squadron of the Australian Horse led a party of NSW Lancers and Australian Horsemen to patrol the area towards Norval’s Pont, north-east of Colesberg. It is believed that a Dutch farmer warned the Boers, of the whereabouts of the Australian patrol and they successfully ambushed the patrol at Rensburg. Griffin was killed by a bullet wound to the head and Lance Corporal Kilpatrick fatally wounded. Fourteen members of the patrol, including Dowling, were taken prisoner, with the remainder managing to escape capture.

 


Sergeant Major John Murray
Sergeant Major John Murray
Address: Point Lonsdale & Williams Road, Williams Road Entrance, Queenscliff Cemetery
City/Town: Point Lonsdale
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Sergeant Major John Murray



Sergeant Neil Grant
Sergeant Neil Grant
Address: Sturt & Dawson Streets, St. Andrews Church
City/Town: Ballarat
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Sergeant Neil Grant who died at Rensburg, South Africa during the Boer War



Sergeant Norman Huon
Sergeant Norman Huon
Address: Smollett Street & Wodonga Place, Albury Botanical Gardens
City/Town: Albury
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A tree commemorates Sergeant Norman Huon who was killed in Egypt in 1916 during World War One



Sergeant Percy Statton
Sergeant Percy Statton
Address: Belstead Street, Primary School
City/Town: Zeehan
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Victoria Cross and Military Medal recipient, Sergeant Percy Statton.



Percy Statton was born in Beaconsfield Tasmania and was farming when he enlisted in 1916. In broad daylight after seeing a patrol of diggers virtually wiped out, armed only with a revolver, he rushed four enemy machine gun posts in succession, disposing of two of them and killing five of the enemy. Later in the evening he went out again and bought back two badly wounded men. For this he was awarded the Victoria cross.



His actions over three days in June 1917 leading troops under heavy artillery and machine gun fire earned him the Military Medal. He was wounded in 1917 , gassed in 1918 and was discharged from the army in 1920. After the war he worked in the Tasmanian timber industry and was praised for his heroism in rescuing families cut by bushfires in 1934.



Sergeant Percy Statton V.C.
Sergeant Percy Statton V.C.
Address: Lyell Highway
City/Town: Ouse
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A memorial commemorates Percy Statton V.C. (Victoria Cross) who farmed in the area.





Percy Clyde Statton  (21 October 1890 – 5 December 1959) was an Australian recipient of the Military Medal and  Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. Serving as a sergeant during the First World War, Statton was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1918 following his assault on four German machine guns. With three men, Statton rushed the posts armed with only a revolver and succeeded in capturing the first gun. Moving to the second, he killed the crew of five himself before the two remaining gun crews were forced to retreat.



Born in Tasmania, Statton was married and working as a farmer when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force during 1916.



Sergeant R. F. Topham & Private C. Tierney
Sergeant R. F. Topham & Private C. Tierney
Address: Vaughan Springs Road, Bent Park
City/Town: Yapeen
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Sergeant R. F. Topham & Private C. Tierney who died in World War Two



Sergeant R. T. Gregg
Sergeant R. T. Gregg
Address: 79 High Street
City/Town: Oatlands
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A tree commemorates Sergeant R. T. Gregg who was killed in combat in May 1941 during World War Two. The plaque was attached to the tree in 1950.



Memorial tablets ordered by the Oatlands Council, in memory of 10 servicemen who enlisted from the district and died on active service during the Second World War, have been completed and will be attached to guards surrounding trees planted at Oatlands several years ago. The tablets are inscribed with the servicemen's rank, name, and date of death, and have been made in honour of the following: Capt. W. P. Taylor, Sgt. V. Green, Sgt. R. T. Gregg, Sgt. T. M. Harriss, Cpl. B. Goss, Pte. F. J. Harrison, Pte, J. H. Bailey, and A.B.'s F. Norman; C. Norman, and W. Stevenson.

The Mercury (Hobart,), 17th January 1950.



Sergeant Reginald Rattey V.C.
Sergeant Reginald Rattey V.C.
Address: Newell & Mid Western Highways
City/Town: West Wyalong
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Sergeant Reginald Rattey. 



Rattey was a corporal in the 25th Battalion, a Militia unit in the Australian Army during the Second World War when he was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.).   The battalion was part of Australian II Corps, during the Bougainville campaign.



On 22 March 1945, during the Battle of Slater's Knoll, an attack by a company of Australian infantry on a strongly held Japanese position on the main road to Buin was met by extremely heavy fire. Corporal Rattey, realizing that any advance would be halted by this fire and heavy casualties inflicted, dashed forward firing his Bren gun from the hip and completely neutralised the enemy fire from three forward bunkers. Then, having silenced a bunker with one grenade, he fetched two more with which he silenced the other two bunkers. The company was then able to continue its advance. Later Corporal Rattey captured another machine-gun and 2,000 rounds of ammunition. He later achieved the rank of sergeant.

 



Sergeant Robert Ronald Harrison
Sergeant Robert Ronald Harrison
Address: Driffield & Russell Streets, St Martin`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Queenstown
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A pulpit in the church commemorates Sergeant Robert Ronald Harrison.

During the evening service at St. Martin's Church of England, Queenstown, on Sunday, the Bishop of Tasmania (Rt. Rev. G. E. Cranswick) dedicated a pulpit in memory of the late Sgt. Robert Ronald Harrison. The pulpit was a gift from officers and men of the late Sgt. Harrison's unit. The inscription read: "This pulpit is a gift of the officers and men of his unit in affectionate and proud remembrance of Sgt. R. R. Harrison, 7th A.G.H., A.I.F., aged 25 years." Mesdames R. Harrison (mother), A Simms (sister) and Cpl. R. J. Harrison (A.I.F., brother) were present at the service.

Advocate (Burnie, Tas), 3 May 1945.



Sergeant Ronald Moseley Peake
Sergeant Ronald Moseley Peake
Address: Ronald Street
City/Town: Mitcham
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Ronald Street is named in memory of Sergeant Ronald Moseley Peake who was killed in Germany during World War Two


Sergeant Stanley McDougall V.C.
Sergeant Stanley McDougall V.C.
Address: 1 Chapman Avenue, Dover RSL Club
City/Town: Dover
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A room at the Dover RSL Club commemorates Victoria Cross recipient Sergeant Stanley McDougall who was posted to Egypt in March 1916 with the 15th Battalion and was sent to France in June 1916 with the Queensland based 47th Battallion.



Sergeant McDougall charged a group of German soldiers with a Lewis gun who were trying to set up machine guns near Australian troops.. He then charged the enemy’s second wave single-handedly killing Germans and capturing a machine gun. He used the captured gun to fire on the advancing Germans until his ammunition ran out then charged the enemy with his bayonet. He killed several Germans and enabled the capture of 33 prisoners. He was awarded the VC for this action and eight days later was awarded the Military Medal for repelling another attack at Dernancourt.



On his discharge from the army in 1918, he became an Inspector with the Tasmanian Forestry Commission and was praised for his bravery during bushfires.



Sergeant Wiiliam Beech
Sergeant Wiiliam Beech
Address: 193 Bathurst Street, Beech Park
City/Town: Condobolin
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Honours the memory of Sergeant William (Bill) Beech, who served with distinction in both the Boer War and World War One.


Born in Shropshire, England, he immigrated to Australia in 1910. When the Great War broke out, he was the first to enlist from Condobolin in the second Battalion, C. Company, A.I.F. known afterwards as the ‘Condobolin Die Hards’. He is best remembered for his inventions of the Rifle Periscope and Field Perograph, which proved so effective in trench warfare.


Sergeant William Henry Cooling
Sergeant William Henry Cooling
Address: Sherwood Road & Thallon Street, Sherwood Uniting Church
City/Town: Sherwood
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Cabbage palm commemorates Sergeant William Henry Cooling who died at Gallipoli on 22nd October 1915.



Sidney Locke
Sidney Locke
Address: Main Road, Tasman Ex-Service Club
City/Town: Nubeena
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates Sidney Locke of the 12th Battalion who died of wounds in France in 1917 during World War One

Sig.John McLellan NX.53829
Sig.John McLellan  NX.53829
Address: 250 Tongarra Road, Albion Park Presbyterian Church
City/Town: Albion Park
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque in Albion Park Presbyterian Church is in memory of Sig. John McLellan who was killed in Malaya on the 26th January 1942


Simpson and his Donkey
Simpson and his Donkey
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Shrine of Remembrance
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The monument features a bronze figure of John Simpson and his donkey with a wounded man on the donkeys` back, leaning against Simpson in a state of exhaustion. Twenty-two years old, English-born and a trade union activist, John Simpson Kirkpatrick was an unlikely figure to become a national hero. Having deserted from the merchant navy in 1910, he tramped around Australia and worked in a variety of jobs.


He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), expecting this would give him the chance to get back to England; instead, Private Simpson found himself at ANZAC Cove on 25 April 1915, and was killed less than four weeks later. Instructed to recover and help the wounded he undertook this work enthusiastically. Famously, he used a small donkey to carry men down from the front line, often exposing himself to fire. The bravery of this "man with the donkey" soon became the most prominent symbol of Australian courage and tenacity on Gallipoli.


Simpson’s story became a powerful propaganda tool for enlistment in Australia, but following the war he was quickly forgotten. With the Shrine of Remembrance nearing completion in 1933, the memory of Simpson was rekindled to commemorate all who gave their lives to help others during the war.


In 1935, Wallace Anderson’s design for the memorial was selected though a competition organised by the Australian Red Cross. Anderson had served during the war and worked at the Australian War Memorial after his return. His Man with the Donkey was cast in Italy, and after some debate was sited near the shrine.


Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White
Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White
Address: 45 Constitution Avenue, St John the Baptist Anglican Church
City/Town: Reid
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White who was killed in the Canberra air disaster of 1940. 



Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White KCB, KCMG, KCVO, DSO (23 September 1876 – 13 August 1940) was a senior officer in the Australian Army, who served as Chief of the General Staff from 1920 to 1923 and again from March to August 1940, when he was killed in the Canberra air disaster



In 1940, as Australia mobilised the 2nd Australian Imperial Force to take part in the Second World War, White was recalled to service at the age of 63, promoted to General, and re-appointed Chief of the General Staff. White would probably have become Australia's overall military commander in that war instead of Thomas Blamey had he not been aboard the Royal Australian Air Force plane which crashed in the Canberra air disaster on 13 August 1940, killing all aboard.



Sir Edward `Weary` Dunlop
Sir Edward `Weary` Dunlop
Address: St Kilda Road, Kings Domain
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Statue commemorates soldier-surgeon and war hero Sir Edward `Weary` Dunlop .


From March 1942 to the end of World War Two , he was a Prisoner-of-War under Japanese command in Singapore and, from January 1943, in Thailand where he worked on the infamous Burma-Thailand railway. Unintimidated by the Japanese he became a legend with the Australian prisoners for his modesty and his remarkable efforts in scrounging food for the sick, building makeshift hospitals and operating with hand-made instruments.


It is known that, of the 5600 patients he had handled by October 1943, only 56 had died under conditions of extreme deprivation and brutality. Yet he managed to bare no hatred towards the Japanese and became deeply devoted to the peoples of Asia. After the war he acted as a medical adviser in India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and South Vietnam. Named Australian of the Year in 1977 and a Knight of St John in 1982 he published his best-selling war diaries in 1986.


Sir Edward `Weary` Dunlop Fountain
Sir Edward `Weary` Dunlop Fountain
Address: Bridge Street, Benalla Botanical Gardens
City/Town: Benalla
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Fountain donated by the Shepparton RSL in 1997 commemorates Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop.


Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop, AC, CMG, OBE (12 July 1907 – 2 July 1993) was an Australian surgeon who was renowned for his leadership while being held prisoner by the Japanese during World War Two.


Sir Harry Chauvel
Sir Harry Chauvel
Address: Flinders & Swanston Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Cathedral
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Sir Harry Chauvel, commander of the Desert Mounted Corps during World War One


Sir Hughie Idwal Edwards
Sir Hughie Idwal Edwards
Address: Queen Street , Kings Square. Outside St Johns Church
City/Town: Fremantle
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Air Commodore Sir Hughie Idwal Edwards.



Raised and educated in White Gum Valley and Fremantle as the son of a Welsh immigrant working class family, Sir Hughie`s bravery, skill, gallantry and leadership led to him receiving the Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying Cross. On 4 July 1941 Edwards led 12 twin-engined bombers in a low-level attack on the heavily defended port of Bremen. The aircraft had to fly under high-tension wires, through a balloon barrage, and into intense fire. All his bombers were hit, and four were shot down. For his gallantry and determination, Edwards received the Victoria Cross.



Edwards continued to lead his squadron against major targets, and was further decorated; his combination of awards marked him as one of the war’s outstanding pilots. In February 1943 he became Commanding Officer of Royal Air Force (R.A.F.) Station, Binbrook, resuming his association with the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) as No. 460 Squadron RAAF operated from the base flying Avro Lancasters.



After the war Edwards continued his career in the Royal Air Force. By 1962 he was Director of Establishments of the Air Ministry in London. Eventually he returned to Australia. He was Governor of Western Australia (1974–75) and was knighted, later retiring because of ill-health.



Sir James Everard Home
Sir James Everard Home
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church. West Wall No 105
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected by the officers and the ships company commemorates the Captain of HMS Calliope.


Sir John Dudley Lavarack
Sir John Dudley Lavarack
Address: 24 Gregory Terrace, Great Hall, Brisbane Grammar School
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque in the Great Hall at Brisbane Grammar School commemorates the military achievements of John Dudley Lavarack who was educated at the school.


Sir John Dudley Lavarack KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB, DSO (19 December 1885 – 4 December 1957) was an Australian soldier who was Governor of Queensland from 1 October 1946 to 4 December 1957, the first Australian-born governor of that state.


For his service during World War I, Lavarack was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (1918) and the French Croix de Guerre (1919). He was appointed CMG in 1919, and Mentioned in Despatches three times.


In 1942, following I Corps' actions in the Syria-Lebanon Campaign, he was appointed a Knight of the Order of the British Empire (KBE). He was appointed KCVO in 1954 and KCMG in 1955 while Governor of Queensland.


Sir John Monash
Sir John Monash
Address: Birdwood Avenue, Kings Domain
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates soldier and public servant, Sir John Monash (1865-1931), who was born in West Melbourne in 1865. A gifted student, he embarked on a career in engineering and from 1887 was a part-time militia officer. On the outbreak of war Monash was appointed to command the 4th Infantry Brigade.


After the Gallipoli campaign he was promoted to command the new 3rd Australian Division, which took part in the fighting at Messines and the Passchendaele offensive in 1917. In early 1918 it faced the Germans on the Somme. Monash displayed great military skills, a powerful intellect and inspiring leadership qualities. He impressed his own soldiers and higher command. In June 1918 he was promoted to lieutenant-general and appointed to command the Australian Corps.


He led his Australians through a series of victorious actions until the end of the war. By the 1920s Monash was probably regarded as the greatest living Australian. Despite being an administrator and leader, rather than a fighting soldier, he had become integral to the ANZAC legend.


A monument to Monash was proposed in 1932, the year after his death. It was funded by Melbourne City Council and public subscription. While designed by Bowles, the bronze was cast in Italy. But due to the outbreak of World War Two it was not completed until 1950.


Sir John Monash
Sir John Monash
Address: 53 Springvale Road, Foyer/Atrium of Civic Centre
City/Town: Glen Waverley
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Bust honours Sir John Monash. The City of Monash is named after a man regarded as one of Australia's greatest heroes. General Sir John Monash was a civil engineer and volunteer soldier who rose to the highest rank in the Australian Army by the end of World War One.


Sir John Monash Memorial Drive
Sir John Monash Memorial Drive
Address: Newell Highway
City/Town: Jerilderie
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates the World War One military commander, Sir John Monash  


Sir Neville Howse Memorial
Sir Neville Howse Memorial
Address: Byng Street, Robertson Park
City/Town: Orange
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

This monument celebrates the life of Sir Neville Howse who was a doctor, soldier, Member of Parliament, and first member of the Australian Defence Forces to win a Victoria Cross on 14th June 1901.


On 17 January 1900, Howse was commissioned as a lieutenant in the New South Wales Medical Corps and went to South Africa with the 2nd Contingent. During an action involving Major J. G. Legge`s New South Wales Mounted Infantry and Western Australian Bushmen near Vredfort on 24 July 1900, Seeing a trumpeter struck by a bullet, Howse rode through a hail of bullets to get to him. He dismounted to collect the man but as he did so his horse was shot dead. He dressed the man`s wound and then hoisted the man onto his shoulders and carried him to safety, where he successfully treated the casualty for a perforated bladder. The man survived. For this action, Howse was awarded the Victoria Cross, the first ever awarded to someone in an Australian unit, and the only one ever awarded to an Australian medical officer.


Sir Roden Cutler V.C.
Sir Roden Cutler V.C.
Address: Darley Road & Wentworth Street, Manly Village Public School
City/Town: Manly
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Sir Roden Cutler, a Victoria Cross winner and Governor of New South Wales.



Sir Roden Cutler VC was the only Australian artillery officer to win a Victoria Cross in World War Two and the only soldier to ever win that decoration fighting against the pro Nazi Vichy French forces, in Syria in 1941. Following distinguished diplomatic service, Sir Roden established a record tenure as Governor of New South Wales. He spent 15 years in the appointment, from January 1966 to January 1981, exceeding the 12-year term of the previous longest-serving incumbent, Lachlan Macquarie.



Sir Roden Cutler V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Sir Roden Cutler V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Hume Highway, Between Ash Road & M7
City/Town: Prestons
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rRest area commemorates Sir Roden Cutler.



Sir Roden Cutler was posted to the artillery’s 2/5th Field Regiment, which trained in Egypt and Palestine before going into action in Syria against the Vichy French forces in mid-1941. Seemingly fearless, Cutler was a forward observer who, from 19 June, consistently placed himself in danger in order to direct artillery fire against the enemy. He was often directly involved in the fighting and when necessary he took command of the local situation; he also helped in evacuating the wounded.



Once he was cut off and had to wait for darkness to escape. Finally, on 6 July, he went out under heavy machine-gun fire to lay a telephone line and was severely wounded. Badly hit, Cutler lay out isolated and exposed for 26 hours before he could be rescued. His leg became septic and later had to be amputated.



For his sustained valour leading up to his wounding he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Invalided home, he received a hero’s welcome in Sydney. He later became Governor of New South Wales.



Sir Stanley Savige
Sir Stanley Savige
Address: High Street, Boroondarra Cemetery
City/Town: Kew
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Headstone on grave of Sir Stanley Savige who died in 1954. At his burial a red poppy of Remembrance was thrown into his grave


Sir Stanley Savige was an Australian Army officer decorated in both the First and Second World Wars; at home he was one of the key figures in the Legacy organisation - but for one group of people in Australia he`s seen as something much more than that.


Stanley Savige risked his life and career to save the people of the Assyrian nation who were surrounded by the Turks during World War One. Savige and about six men took up positions at the rear of the refugee column . He placed himself between the Turks and refugees,and offered himself as a target so the Turkish commander would concentrate his men on trying to kill him, before the refugees.


He waited until the last possible moment, when he was practically surrounded, before he pulled out and then took up another defensive position. He delayed the enemy in this way for about six weeks, until most of the refugees marched down to the British lines.


Sir Stanley Savige
Sir Stanley Savige
Address: Queen Street, Coleman Park
City/Town: Korumburra
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Gates commemorate Sir Stanley George Savige, Army Officer and founder of Legacy


Sir Thomas Blamey
Sir Thomas Blamey
Address: St Kilda Road, Kings Domain
City/Town: Melbourne
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Field-Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey, Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Military Forces and of the Allied Land Forces in the South-West Pacific in World War Two. In the First World War Blamey was chief of staff to Sir John Monash. But his fame is due to his military achievements in the Second World War.


He was Australia`s top soldier for almost all of the war, commanding the Australian Imperial Force in the Middle East, and all of the Australian Army after Japan entered the war. He served Prime Ministers Robert Menzies and John Curtin, was a senior subordinate to the British Field-Marshals Wavell, Wilson and Auchinleck in the Middle East, and worked directly under General Douglas MacArthur in the Southwest Pacific Area.


A memorial to Blamey was announced in 1958, although its site opposite the memorial to Sir John Monash had been reserved since 1952. There was some dispute over just what vehicle Blamey would be mounted on, with both tradition and Blamey’s wife demanding a horse. Ray  Ewers mounted Blamey on a military Jeep, opposite the monument to Sir John Monash on horseback and with whom Blamey had served in World War One, and the monument captures the transformation of the technologies of war through this symbol of its mechanisation. 


Sir William Glasgow
Sir William Glasgow
Address: Adelaide Street, Post Office Square
City/Town: Brisbane
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Major General Sir Thomas William Glasgow who was a soldier and politician.


Sir Thomas William Glasgow (1876-1955) was an effective and widely regarded Australian divisional commander during World War One. Glasgow earned distinction when leading the Australian assault on Dead Man's Ridge at Gallipoli , of which he was one of only 46 to emerge unwounded (out of 200).


In March 1916 he was appointed commander of 13th Infantry Brigade, which saw service at Mouquet Farm, Messines and Polygon Wood among others. Glasgow's post-war career was similarly extensive.


He served as a Nationalist in the Australian Senate from 1919, accepting appointments as Minister for Home and Territories in 1926 and as Minister of Defence between 1927-29. In 1939 Glasgow was appointed Australia's first High Commissioner to Canada. Upon his death in Brisbane on 4 July 1955 at the age of 79 he was afforded a state funeral.


Sister H. V. O`Grady
Sister H. V. O`Grady
Address: St John`s Circle, St John the Evangelist Church
City/Town: Richmond
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A stained glass window commemorates Sister H. V. O`Grady who died while on active service during World War One.

Sister Irene Drummond
Sister Irene Drummond
Address: Chloride and Thomas Streets, Sister Irene Drummond Memorial Park
City/Town: Broken Hill
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

This park celebrates the memory of Sister Irene Melville Drummond, a nursing sister who worked at the Broken Hill and District Hospital before joining the Australian Regular Army in October 1940. Irene was on of 21 nurses massacred by Japanese soldiers on the island of Bangka on 16th February 1942, after the ship evacuating them from Singapore was bombed and sank.


Sister Jenny Kerr
Sister Jenny Kerr
Address: Rankin Street
City/Town: Woodstock
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial commemorates Sister Jenny Kerr killed on Banka Island in 1942.


The Vyner Brook was attacked on the 14th of February 1942 in the Banka Strait and sank within half an hour. While all the nurses survived the bombing, many drowned or were killed by the returning Japanese planes which raked those survivors struggling in the water with deadly machine-gun fire. The 53 remaining nurses staggered ashore in various stages of exhaustion, having spent anywhere from eight to 65 hours in the water. One group of survivors was washed ashore on Banka Island. It was a motley group, comprising nurses, soldiers and civilian men and women. Finding themselves in a desperate situation, they surrendered to Japanese soldiers on the 16th of February. The men in the group were immediately led to a beach behind a bluff. The Japanese soldiers returned alone, cleaning their rifles and bayonets in front of the horrified women. The nurses were then ordered to walk into the sea, where they were machine-gunned. Only one nurse survived, Sister Vivian Bullwinkel.


Sister Margaret de Mestre Memorial Chair
Sister Margaret de Mestre Memorial Chair
Address: Harry Chan Avenue & Smith Street, Christ Church Cathedral
City/Town: Darwin
State: NT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial chair commemorates Sister Margaret de Mestre, the first AIF nurse to be killed in action during World War Two.



Sister Margaret A de Mestre of the Australian Army Nursing service was killed in the second attack on the Manunda in Darwin harbour on the19 February 1942. 



On the morning of 19 February 1942, Manunda was damaged during the Japanese air raids on Darwin. 13 members of the ships’ crew and hospital staff were killed, 19 others were seriously wounded and another 40 or so received minor wounds.



The first AIF nurse to be killed in action is Sister Margaret de Mestre, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. de Mestre. of Bellingen, who was killed on February 19 when the Japanese bombed an Australian hospital ship in Darwin Harbour. The Japanese denied bombing the hospital ship, but Mr. Curtin, Prime Minister, announced that the ship was hit.

The Argus (Melbourne), 26 February 1942.



Sister Mary McFarlane
Sister Mary McFarlane
Address: Fifth Street, Cowell Hospital
City/Town: Cowell
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A framed memorial comprising a photograph and three plaques and a bell system erected by public subscription supported by the Cowell Womens Hospital Auxiliary commemorate Sister Mary McFarlane. 



Sister McFarlane was on board the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur when it was torpedoed a little after 4am, east of Moreton Island, Queensland by the Japanese submarine I-177 on May 14th 1943. The ship sank so rapidly that it was not able to send an SOS signal and owing to the security of the day, the survivors spent over 30 hours in the water before being rescued by the American destroyer, USS Mugford. Of the 332 personnel on board only 64 survived.



Squadron Leader Gordon Gladstone Wood
Squadron Leader Gordon Gladstone Wood
Address: 105 Arthur Street, Uniting Church vestibule
City/Town: Wellington
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial chapel dedicated to Squadron Leader and Minister Gordon Gladstone Wood.


Staff Nurse Ruby Dickinson
Staff Nurse Ruby Dickinson
Address: 173 King Street, St. James Anglican Church. South Wall No 64
City/Town: Sydney
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Tablet commemorates Staff Nurse Ruby Dickinson who died in London of pneumonia. The tablet  was erected by her friends and comrades of the Australian Army Nursing Service.


Ruby Dickinson was with the No 3 Australian General Hospital in 1915 and saw service in Lemnos, Egypt, France, and England. She was buried with full military honours in the Australian cemetery in the Harefield parish churchyard, England.


Stanley Perry
Stanley Perry
Address: 57 Princes Highway, St Paul's Anglican Church
City/Town: Kogarah
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial to a highly decorated soldier.


On 2 March1916, Perry was transferred to the newly formed 45th Battalion as `A` Company commander and on 12 March was promoted captain; his battalion embarked for France on 2 June and moved into the line at Fleurbaix and then on the Somme. For outstanding leadership from 1 August until he was severely wounded on 14 August near Pozières, Perry was awarded the Military Cross; on 25 August he was promoted major. After a period in hospital in England he rejoined his unit on 12 December, becoming second-in-command. On 1 June Perry was appointed commanding officer of the 48th Battalion and his rank was confirmed. The battalion occupied the line in turn at Sailly-le-Sec, Allonville and Corbie. In the allied offensive of 8 August 1917, the 48th, supported by tanks, was moving to its start-line when Perry was slightly wounded. However, he successfully commanded his unit in the capture of the Blue Line west of Proyart and for his action was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. During the war he was also mentioned in dispatches three times.


Stanley Williamson
Stanley Williamson
Address: Templeton Street, St Pauls Anglican Church
City/Town: Clunes
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Private Stanley S. Williamson who was killed in action in France on 4 October 1917 during World War One.



Stephen Arthur Pidgeon R.N.
Stephen Arthur Pidgeon R.N.
Address: Moorabool & McKillop Streets, Christ Church Anglican
City/Town: Geelong
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Painting in memory of Stephen Arthur Pidgeon , first Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve who perished along with the crew on HMS P38 submarine during World War Two.



HMS P 38 submarine left Malta on 16 February 1942 to intercept a convoy off Tripoli. By the 23rd she was in position as the convoy hove into view. Amongst the convoy was the Italian torpedo boat Circe. At 0800 the Circe reported a contact with a submarine and that she turned in to attack. A periscope was sighted but was quickly replaced by bubbles as the submarine dived realising it had been spotted. At 1050 after a flurry of attacks P 38 rose stern first out of the water, her propellers turning wildly, before crashing back beneath the waves. A large patch of oil appeared on the surface as well as debris, clear evidence of the submarine’s destruction. P 38 was sunk some 90 nautical miles east of Tripoli and there were no survivors.



Stephen Wallace
Stephen Wallace
Address: Davey Street, Anglesea Barracks Memorial Gardens
City/Town: Hobart
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Signaller Stephen Wallace who died in August 1993



Sybil Irving
Sybil Irving
Address: Stephen Place, North Terrace Gardens
City/Town: Adelaide
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Tree and plaque commemorates Sybil Irving, the founder and controller of the Australian Women`s Army Service. On 2 January 1939 she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for social welfare services in Victoria. Throughout her life Irving was a faithful member of the Church.


Sybil Irving
Sybil Irving
Address: Parkes Way, Commonwealth Park
City/Town: Parkes
State: ACT
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Pergola and plaque dedicated to the life and work of the founder and controller of the Australian Women`s Army Service.



In World War One, Irving had served in a Voluntary Aid Detachment organized by the Australian division of the British Red Cross Society. She was appointed assistant-secretary of the society`s Victorian division in 1940, but resigned in the following year when she was invited, largely because of her family background and guiding experience, to establish and administer the Australian Women`s Army Service.



Having assumed the post of controller (head) of the A.W.A.S. on 6 October 1941, she travelled around Australia by train to recruit officers. Promoted lieutenant colonel in January 1942 and colonel in February 1943, she had more than 20,000 women under her direction when the A.W.A.S. reached its peak strength in 1944.



Sybil Irving
Sybil Irving
Address: 51 Alexander Drive, War Veteran`s Home
City/Town: Mount Lawley
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tree and seat to Sybil Irving.


Sybil Irving established and administered the Australian Women`s Army Service. Having assumed the post of controller (head) of the A.W.A.S. on 6 October 1941, she travelled around Australia by train to recruit officers. Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in January 1942 and colonel in February 1943, she had more than 20,000 women under her direction when the A.W.A.S. reached its peak strength in 1944. They were assigned as signallers, mechanics, drivers, storekeepers and stenographers, and to other occupations which the army established for women. Irving relinquished her appointment on 31 December 1946. For ten years from April 1951 she was honorary colonel of the A.W.A.S.`s successor, the Women`s Royal Australian Army Corps.


T. J. Hammond
T. J. Hammond
Address: Brolga Street
City/Town: Quilpie
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

World War 1 drinking fountain in memory of Flight Lieutenant T. J. Hammond, No 2 Squadron Australian Flying Corps.


Ted Matthews
Ted Matthews
Address: ANZAC Mall, Campsie Clock Tower Memorial
City/Town: Campsie
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque to honour Mr Ted Matthews, the last survivor of the 16,000 men who went ashore at ANZAC Cove in the first Gallipoli landing at dawn on 25 April, 1915 during World War One. Ted Matthews, lived with his parents in Lincoln Street, Campsie.


Ted Smout Memorial Bridge
Ted Smout Memorial Bridge
Address: Houghton Highway
City/Town: Clontarf
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Ted Smout Memorial Bridge, named in honour of the Sandgate World War I veteran, is 2.7km long and links Brisbane and Redcliffe. It runs alongside the existing Houghton Highway, and required 120,000 tonnes of concrete for its construction.


Sgt Edward David 'Ted' Smout OAM  was an Australian soldier, a veteran of the First World War.  He was awarded France's highest honour, being made a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion d'Honneur in 1998 and also received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community. A regular participant in Anzac Day marches, Smout became one of the most celebrated war veterans in Queensland. He died at 106 years old.


The Alexander Gates
The Alexander Gates
Address: Queen Street, Recreational Grounds
City/Town: Clarence Town
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Alexander Gates were erected to the memory of Private Alexander William Eagleton who fell in the Boer War. The gates were officially opened by the Hon. W. Bennett, member for the district. 


The Anning Monument
The Anning Monument
Address: Hemmant - Tingalpa Road & Boonoo Street
City/Town: Hemmant
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Anning Monument is historically significant for reflecting Australia`s participation in the South African (or Boer) War of 1899-1902 and the Empire ties of that era. Despite having been moved from its original location, the memorial is of considerable interest for revealing social values of the time, as seen in the erection of a monument to an individual as opposed to a group of servicemen. The monument was presumably financed by public subscription, and commemorated the death of John Anning who lost his life in the South African (or Boer) War. The Anning Monument is a sandstone memorial rising to an obelisk draped by a tasselled shroud. Crossed rifles on a folded banner are carved in relief on the front face of the obelisk. The pedestal has two leaded marble plates, and a trooper`s hat and bandolier carved in high relief at the base.


Thomas Aplin
Thomas Aplin
Address: Coonan Street & Belgrave Road
City/Town: Indooroopilly
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A monument commemorates Timothy James Aplin who was killed in a helicopter crash when on active duty in Afghanistan in June 2010.

Thomas Berry
Thomas Berry
Address: 103 Napier Street, St John`s Anglican Church
City/Town: Creswick
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A stained glass window commemorates Thomas Charles Joseph Berry who served on H.M.A.S. Sydney

Thomas Derrick V.C. Rest Area
Thomas Derrick V.C. Rest Area
Address: Hume Highway
City/Town: Towrang
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates Sergeant Thomas Currie Derrick who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) during World War Two.



When Tom `Diver` Derrick appeared on the front cover of the Australian Women`s Weekly in May 1944, he became a national hero. His Victoria Cross, the fourth to be awarded during the Pacific War, was awarded at Sattelberg in New Guinea. Sergeant Thomas Derrick`s battalion, the 2/48th, was attacking Japanese positions on the heights of Sattelberg, near Finschhafen on 24 November 1943.



The Japanese had dug in and were vigorously defending their position when Derrick`s platoon was ordered to withdraw for the night. Derrick refused to give in and, instead, set off alone up the cliff face towards the Japanese positions with a haversack of grenades. Despite their gunfire, he was able to hurl grenades into eight Japanese positions and reach the summit of the hill. Next morning, when the Australians advanced, they discovered the Japanese had gone. Thomas Derrick was killed in Borneo eighteen months later.



Thomas Gatenby
Thomas Gatenby
Address: William Street
City/Town: Longford
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A tree commemorates Thomas Gatenby who was a member of the 2nd / 3rd Machine Gun Battalion

Thomas Henniker
Thomas Henniker
Address: West island, Rumah Baru
City/Town: Cocos Islands
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial erected in memory of Flying Officer Thomas Henniker who died in a plane crash of Cocos Islands in 1991.



Flying Officer Thomas Henniker died in April 1991 when the P3 Orion airplane in which he was travelling crashed at Rumah Baru. All other crew members survived thanks to the rescue efforts of members of the local community.



Thomas Henry Mahoney
Thomas Henry Mahoney
Address: 2 Darrawiet Valley Road, School
City/Town: Darraweit Guim
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Thomas Henry Mahoney, a soldier who was killed in the South African (Boer)  War.   Thomas Mahoney was a former pupil at the school. 



Thomas J. Galvin
Thomas J. Galvin
Address: West Street, RSL Park
City/Town: Beaconsfield
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Gas light commemorates Thomas Galvin who was killed in the South African War.



Very deep regret, was felt this afternoon when the news was received that Trooper Galvin had died in South Africa from fever. He was well known in Launceston and at Beaconsfield, and had a host of friends. His illness must have only been of short duration as his father, Mr Joseph Galvin, grocer, of Launceston, had a letter from him on Saturday last dated from Edendale, July 10. He was then enjoying excellent health and had just participated in some luxuries received, from kind friends in Tasmania.

The North Western Advocate & Emu Bay Times (Tas), 24 August 1900.



The memorial lamp was unveiled at Beaconsfield by Mr. T.H. Waldock. M.H.A.,who spoke in eulogistic terms of Tasmanian soldier sons, especially of Trooper Galvin who laid down his life for the empire. Mr. Woodman acted as chairman and explained the steps which led up to the erection of the memorial. Appropriate speeches were delivered by Messrs. Jas. Crawford and C.F Heathcote general manager of the Tasmanian mine after which a considerable amount of cheering was indulged in. Miss Heathcote switched on the light.

Examiner (Launceston) 12th August, 1902.



Thomas Leslie Axford V.C.
Thomas Leslie Axford V.C.
Address: Scarborough Beach Road & Hobart Street, Axford Park
City/Town: Mount Hawthorn
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A Park and plaque commemorates Thomas Leslie Axford who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) and the Military Medal (M.M.) during World War One.



Axford’s battalion was in the centre of the 4th Brigade’s assault and its task was to clear Vaire and Hamel Woods in World War One. As the Australians advanced up a slope they encountered heavy fire from the German front line. The adjoining platoon to Axford’s was delayed by the uncut wire, suffering many casualties. Axford rushed in from the flank to assist. He jumped into the enemy trench and bombed and bayoneted the machine-gun crews, killing ten enemy and taking six prisoners.



He threw the machine guns over the parapet and called the delayed platoon forward before he returned to his own platoon with which he fought for the remainder of the operation. He had previously helped lay out the assault line tapes which were within 10 metres of the enemy. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions.



Tom Colden
Tom Colden
Address: Alma Street, Runge Playground
City/Town: St Arnaud
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Seat commemorates local resident


Trooper A. E. Fitzallen
Trooper A. E. Fitzallen
Address: Bridge Road & Church Street
City/Town: Ross
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The monument commemorates Trooper A. E. Fitzallen, a soldier who died in the South African (Boer) War. At the side of the memorial is a Boer War Gun delivered to New South Wales in 1898 and subsequently presented to Ross Township.



A public meeting was held in the Town Hall, Ross, on Wednesday, the Warden, Mr. Thomas Riggall, presiding. The gathering took place for the purpose of considering the desirability of raising a memorial to the late Trooper Fitzallen, who died in South Africa. There was a good attendance, especially of his old comrades in the defence force. Lieut. Riggall, under whom deceased had served, and whose personal attendant he had been, spoke very highly of the dead soldier. The lieutenant then proposed, and Mr. W.Murphy seconded-"That a stone monument should be erected in Ross, with an inscription in brass on the pedestal. " Carried.

Examiner (Launceston), 11th July 1903.

The memorial to the late Trooper A E. Fitzallen will be publicly unveiled at Ross by Mesdames Riggall and W. H. Bennett on Wednesday next, at 5 p.m.  The Warden will preside, and Mr.W. H. Bennett, M.L.A. will give an address. The Ross detachment, "D" Company, and "C" Squadron, A.L.H., will attend, and it is expected that the Campbell Town Detachment "D" Company will also be present. Returned South African soldiers are invited to attend in their special uniform.

Examiner (Launceston), 12th December 1903.



Trooper A. Richards
Trooper A. Richards
Address: Jingellic Road, Ten Mile Creek Gardens
City/Town: Holbrook
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Trooper A. Richards who was killed in the South African (Boer) War.



Trooper E. H Ransley
Trooper E. H Ransley
Address: Mamre Road & Great Western Highway, St Marys Memorial Hall
City/Town: St Marys
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Erected by the Mechanics Institute to commemorate their secretary ,a member of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles, killed in South Africa during the Boer War.


Trooper E. L. Whalan
Trooper E. L. Whalan
Address: King Street, Civic Park
City/Town: Newcastle
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Seat erected by the Parks and Gardens Social Club to commemorate a member, Trooper E.L. Whalan who was killed at Balikpapan in July 1945 during World War Two


 


Trooper Frank Andrews
Trooper Frank Andrews
Address: Church Street, Mc Cabe Park
City/Town: Wollongong
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates South African War Trooper Frank Andrews, complete with drinking fountain and dedicatory plaque. Crossed rifles with laurel sprays decorate the top of the memorial.



In August 1900, during the Boer War, Trooper Frank Andrews of "A" Company, New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, was fatally wounded by a sniper`s bullet at Ottoshoop, near Mafeking, in South Africa. This young Wollongong volunteer was the first of the Bushmen to fall in battle, and, as such, his death was sorely felt by comrades-in-arms overseas and family back home in Australia.



Trooper Fred Avard
Trooper Fred Avard
Address: High Street, Maitland Town Hall
City/Town: Maitland
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial plaque commemorates Trooper Fred Avard who died in the Boer War.


Trooper George Hull
Trooper George Hull
Address: Ballarat & Heales Streets, A.N.A. Hall
City/Town: Talbot
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A brass plaque commemorates Trooper George Hull who died during the South African (Boer) War



Trooper H. E. Goodes
Trooper H. E. Goodes
Address: Irvine & Ayr Streets
City/Town: Jamestown
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A memorial commemorates Trooper H. E. Goodes who was killed in action in May 1901 during the South African (Boer) War.  Jamestown is reputed to have had the biggest per capita enrolment in the Boer War from any town in Australia with 46 men enlisting from the town and district. 



Trooper Goodes was a very popular person and had been a member of the Jamestown Lacrosse team. The memorial was unveiled in May 1903 by Colonel J Rowell C.B., in front of 500 spectators.  Trooper Goodes was a member of the 4th Contingent. 



Monument characteristics :

A marble obelisk.



The unveiling of the memorial erected to the memory of Tpr.H. E. Goodes took place on Wednesday afternoon, in the presence of a large number of residents of the town and district. At the invitation of the committee, Col. Rowell, C.B., came from Adelaide to perform the ceremony. Mr. S. M. Turner, hon. secretary to the movement, explained that the memorial stone was erected at a total cost of £66, towards which subscriptions had been received amounting to about £61.



Mr. Rowe, on behalf of the residents of the district, extended sympathy to Mr. James Goodes on the loss of his son and referred to the splendid qualities of the late trooper as a young man who had spent nearly all his life in this district. The memorial had been erected by his many friends.

The Register (Adelaide), 16 May 1903.



Trooper H. W. Waddell
Trooper H. W. Waddell
Address: George Street (New England Highway), Burdekin Park
City/Town: Singleton
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Trooper Waddell, a native of Singleton  who fell in active service at Pienaars River South African War September 27th 1900.



Monument charateristics :



Sandstone obelisk with relief carving of a mounted Trooper, laurel wreath, and crossed rifles at base.



Trooper Henry Black
Trooper Henry Black
Address: Main Street, Cressy Anglican Church
City/Town: Cressy
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument commemorates Trooper Henry Black who died during the South African (Boer) War.

 



Sunday afternoon there was a very large gathering at the unveiling of the monument erected to the memory  of the fallen soldier H. Black, who went from here to the South African war. After the singing of the hymn, "O God Our Help in Ages Past," Canon de Coetlogon asked Mrs. D. Campbell, sen., to unveil the monument, which disclosed a very neat work in freestone in two colours, with crossed rifles and arms, etc., inscribed.

Examiner (Launceston), 13th January 1904



Trooper John Bisdee
Trooper John Bisdee
Address: 71 Nelson Road, Hutchins School
City/Town: Sandy Bay
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Victoria Cross recipient, Trooper John Bisdee who was a former pupil at the school.



During the Boer War, Bisdee was part of eight Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen who were led by Major Earley and Lieutenent Wylly escorting a foraging party looking for cattle for Major Brooke. The group was ambushed by Boers in a narrow gorge at Warm Bad Transvaal in September 1900. Six men including two officers were wounded and Major Brooke’s horse bolted. Bisdee dismounted and helped Brooke onto his own horse and led under them out of immediate danger before mounting behind Brooke and escaping under heavy fire.



Wounded in the action Bisdee was invalided home and in November 13th 1900 he was awarded the first Victoria Coss gazetted to an Australian serviceman serving in an Australian Unit. Wylly was wounded when the men were ambushed by the Boers.



While Bisdee was helping Major Brook, Wylly saw Corporal Brown had been wounded and his horse shot. Although wounded himself, he gave Brown his horse and risking being cut off, opened fire on the Boer’s to cover his men’s retreat. Wylly’s Victoria Cross was gazetted 10 days after Bisdee’s.



Trooper John Bisdee
Trooper John Bisdee
Address: 458 Old Main Road, St James Anglican Church Cemetery
City/Town: Jericho
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates John Bisdee, the first Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross.



In April 1900, Bisdee enlisted for service in the South African War as a trooper in the 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmens` Contingent.  He sailed on 26 April and served in operations in Cape Colony, the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony.



On 1 September, near Warmbad, Transvaal, he was with a scouting party ambushed by Boers in a rocky defile; six of its eight men were wounded, including an officer whose horse broke away and bolted. Bisdee dismounted, put the wounded man on his own horse and ran alongside, then mounted behind him and withdrew under heavy fire. For this action he received the Victoria Cross—the first awarded to a Tasmanian. Wounded during the ambush, he was invalided home but, on recovering, went back to South Africa as a lieutenant in No.1 Company, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmens` Contingent, and served from March 1901 until the end of the war.



Trooper John Bisdee
Trooper John Bisdee
Address: High Street, Oatlands Town Hall
City/Town: Oatlands
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Trooper John Bisdee who was awarded the Victoria Cross in the Boer War. He was the first Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross.



In April 1900, Bisdee enlisted for service in the South African War as a trooper in the 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmens` Contingent. Bisdee sailed on 26 April and served in operations in Cape Colony, the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony. On 1 September, near Warmbad, Transvaal, he was with a scouting party ambushed by Boers in a rocky defile; six of its eight men were wounded, including an officer whose horse broke away and bolted.



Bisdee dismounted, put the wounded man on his own horse and ran alongside, then mounted behind him and withdrew under heavy fire. For this action he received the Victoria Cross—the first awarded to a Tasmanian. Wounded during the ambush, he was invalided home but, on recovering, went back to South Africa as a lieutenant in No.1 Company, 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmens` Contingent, and served from March 1901 until the end of the war.



He is buried in the Oatlands Anglican cemetery



Trooper John Hartley Moore
Trooper John Hartley Moore
Address: Albert Street
City/Town: Gumeracha
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial erected by public subscription to the memory of Trooper Moore of the Imperial Bushmen's Corps who fell at Vredefort , South Africa on the 22nd July 1900 during the Boer War. 



The monument erected at Gumeracha to the memory of Trooper Hartley Moore was unveiled on Saturday afternoon. Notwithstanding the wet weather about 100 people were present, some of them coming from Lobethal, Blumberg, Cudlee Creek, Mount Torrens, and Kenton Valley. Mr. J. Monfries (chairman of the district council), acted as master of ceremonies. Mr. W. Jamieson, M.P., on whom devolved the honor of removing the Union Jack which covered the marble obelisk, said that they had met for a purpose such as had never before brought the people of Gumeracha and surrounding townships together.



The scholars of the Hartley Vale Public School rendered some patriotic songs in a sympathetic manner, and the proceedings finished with the National Anthem. A special poem was written for the occasion.

The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA), 4 October 1901.



Trooper Mark Donaldson V.C. Park
Trooper Mark Donaldson V.C. Park
Address: Reservior & Casuarina Streets
City/Town: Dorrigo
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A park commemorates Trooper Mark Donaldson who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) for his actions in Afghanistan.



Mark Gregor Strang Donaldson  (born 2 April 1979)  is the first Australian recipient of a Victoria Cross since Keith Payne in 1969. Trooper Donaldson was a member of the Special Air Service Regiment when he exposed himself to enemy fire to protect injured troops and then rescued an interpreter under heavy enemy fire in Oruzgan province during Operation Slipper, the Australian contribution to the War in Afghanistan. He was awarded the medal by Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, in a ceremony in Canberra on 16 January 2009. On 25 January 2010, Donaldson was named the Young Australian of the Year 2010. He was promoted to corporal in June 2010.



Donaldson was born on 2 April 1979 at Waratah, New South Wales. He grew up in the small northern New South Wales township of Dorrigo, attending Dorrigo High School until 1996. 



A shelter includes three panels outlining the history of the Victoria Cross, information about the conflict in Afghanistan, and the role of Special Air Service (SAS) troops there, plus one about Mark Donaldson himself and his connection with Dorrigo.



 



Trooper Pearce
Trooper Pearce
Address: Maudsland Road, War Memorial
City/Town: Upper Coomera
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates Troop Pearce, a casualty of the war in Afghanistan 


Trooper Pearce was killed in Afghanistan in 2007 when his light armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb. He was a member of 2/14th Light Horse Regiment and was killed instantly.


Trooper Phillip G. Barwick
Trooper Phillip G. Barwick
Address: Kelvin Road, Kelvin Hall
City/Town: Kelvin
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A plaque commemorates Trooper Phillip G Barwick who served in the Vietnam War, and died as a result of this war service in 1988.



On 25th June 1971, in South Vietnam, Corporal Andy Anderson was commanding a Centurion tank when it was hit by an RPG while attacking an enemy defensive position. He had just broken through a seemingly impenetrable obstacle, forcing the enemy to reveal their position prematurely. Both he and his Operator, Trooper Phil Barwick were very badly wounded.



Phillip, with his guide dog Donna worked at the Peel Cunningham County Council on the switchboard and inspired everyone he met. Phillip Barwick died from his wounds on the 4th November, 1988.



Trooper Phillip Reilly
Trooper Phillip Reilly
Address: John & Burragorang Street
City/Town: The Oaks
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A monument commemorates Trooper Philip Reilly who died at Bloemfontein in South Africa in 1900.



The memorial stone was unveiled on Friday 26th May 1905 by Mr G.W.Fuller. M. P. the stone which was in the form of  a large pillar was erected on the grounds of the The Oaks Public School. About 400 people attended the unveiling of the memorial which included the Camden and Picton squadrons of the Ausralian Light Horse. An address was also given by Colonel Macarthur Onslow who was in charge of the Australian Light Horse



Trooper T.A. Lesslie
Trooper T.A. Lesslie
Address: Railway Terrace, Eumungerie Coboco RSS & ALIA Memorial Hall
City/Town: Eumungerie
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: MIlitary

 Plaque commemorates Boer War veteran Trooper Leslie. 


Trooper Thwaites Memorial
Trooper Thwaites Memorial
Address: Dalyenong Road, Cemetery
City/Town: Stuart Mill
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Trooper Thwaites who served in World War One


Troopers Cundy & Hodgman
Troopers Cundy & Hodgman
Address: Cole Street
City/Town: Sorell
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The memorial commemorates Troopers Cundy and Hodgman of E Squadron, 5th Battalion A.C.H. who died at sea on the way home from the South African (Boer) War.



The ceremony of unveiling and dedicating the monument erected by officers and men of Captain Morrisby's contingent to the memory of their comrades, Trooper Cundy and Hodgman, who died returning from South Africa, look place on the 16th inst. The monument is erected in the corner of St George's churchyard, facing Gordon street, and is a neat piece of workmanship.  The monument was unveiled by Captain Morrisby during the dedication service.

The Mercury (Hobart), 17th December 1902.



Troopers Thomas Barker & Geoffrey Brown (Boer War Memorial)
Troopers Thomas Barker & Geoffrey Brown (Boer War Memorial)
Address: Main Road
City/Town: Penguin
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial erected in memory of Troopers Thomas William Barker and Geoffrey Brown who lost their lives in the Boer War.



Yesterday was a red letter day in the history of Penguin, the memorable occasion being the unveiling of the district's memorial to soldiers who fell in the late war. The monument, which is built of Malmsbury stone, is 6ft square at the base, and stands 16ft high, bearing the following inscription:  " This monument is erected by the public in memory of Troopers Thomas William Barker and Geoffrey Hugh Brown, of Penguin, who died in South Africa 1900, nobly doing their duty for their Queen and Empire. Trooper Barker fought with the First Tasmanian Contingent and died at Deelfontein of enteric fever. Trooper Brown, of the Imperial Bushmen's Contingent, died of wounds received at Warmbaths."



Rev. F.G. Copeland, military chaplain of the Third Battalion, T.I.B., in addressing the townspeople, said they were there to perform a task pleasing in one sense but painful in another. He had known Trooper Geoffrey Brown very well on the West Coast, and when he was chosen for active service in South Africa with the Imperial Bushmen he knew that he would do his duty under the flag as he had done at home. These two soldiers nobly laid down their lives for Queen and country, and this monument would be a memorial for the members of their family and also for their children to be proud of.  Miss M. Brown and Miss V. Barker, sisters of the fallen soldiers, then unveiled the monument.

The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times, 11th November 1902.



Turner Memorial Cross
Turner Memorial Cross
Address: Kilmarnock Terrace & Irvine Street, St James the Great Anglican Church
City/Town: Jamestown
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Memorial Cross of Sacrifice commemorates Corporal Harold Morris Turner of the 13th Machine Gun Corps and Flight- Lieutenant Richard George Turner of the Royl Flying Corps both of whom died in 1917 during World War One.  The men were the sons of Mr. Sydney Morris Turner who was a lay preacher and warden at St James Church for many years.



Vice-Admiral J.C.Glossop
Vice-Admiral J.C.Glossop
Address: Old Sturt Highway
City/Town: Glossop
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Anchor and obelisk commemorate the naming of town of Glossop in 1921 after Vice Admiral J.C.Glossop Commander of HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos during World War One.



On 9 November 1914,  Sydney was detailed to leave the convoy to investigate reports of an unknown vessel off the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. This vessel turned out to be the German cruiser SMS Emden. In the resulting engagement, Sydney was hit early by the long-ranging 10.5 cm guns of Emden, which resulted in four dead and twelve wounded. However, the superior firepower of the Australian cruiser’s broadside soon told and Emden was left “beached and done for” on North Keeling Island with the loss of 131 men. 



Vice-Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell
Vice-Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell
Address: Pier Road, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
City/Town: St Kilda
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Vice-Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell who is considered as the founder of the Australian Navy.


The original monument was unveiled in 1938 and was situated on the edge of the footpath in Pier Road. It was moved to its present position in front of the Squadron when the road near the pier was widened.


The original bronze bust, which sat atop the red granite monument, was stolen in the 1970’s and it was only recently that a move was made to find or replace the bust for the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy. The Navy League raised funds to have two new castings made, one to replace that missing at St Kilda and the other to be presented to HMAS Creswell Naval base at Jervis Bay, NSW.



Vice Admiral Sir W R Creswell (1852 – 1933) was a very important leader in the establishment of Australia’s own Navy, as a separate entity to the Royal Navy.  After a distinguished career with the Royal Navy, Creswell retired in 1875 and came to live in Australia. In 1885 he was encouraged to join the Colonial Navy in South Australia as second in command of the Cruiser HMCS Protector before later moving to the Queensland Naval forces and then to Melbourne.



Prior to 1909 Victoria had the largest Colonial navy, acquired to defend the imagined threat from Russia, HMVS Cerberus being its flagship.  Creswell retired in 1919 and engaged in farming in Silvan. Upon his death in 1933 he was buried in the Brighton Cemetery.


 


Victor Denton Memorial
Victor Denton Memorial
Address: 86 Mount Kent Road, Cemetery
City/Town: Nobby
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

The Victor Denton memorial is of considerable significance for being the first known World War One memorial erected in Queensland. It is also of interest for having been built in commemoration of one man (war memorials generally being more public structures built to commemorate the service and sacrifice of numbers of soldiers), a reflection of community patriotic feeling of the time Denton was killed at the Dardanelles (Gallipoli) in June 1915. Residents of the district subscribed to erect a monument to him in the Denton family plot in the local cemetery, a reflection of community patriotic feeling of the period. The monument was erected probably in late 1915, for a photograph appeared in the Queenslander newspaper in January 1916. It is the first known World War One memorial in Queensland. Bruce Brothers made a number of other Queensland war memorials in subsequent years. The memorial is a simple concrete structure in the form of a broken column, symbolic of a life cut short.


Victor Hill
Victor Hill
Address: Humphry Street, Christ Church
City/Town: Balaklava
State: SA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Sanctuary Lamp commemorates Victor Hill who served in the Anglican Church and was killed during World War Two.



Victor Jones Memorial
Victor Jones Memorial
Address: Bridge Street
City/Town: Mount Morgan
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Suspension Bridge Memorial to Private Victor Jones who was the first Australian to die in Imperial service. Victor Jones was an employee of the Mount Morgan Company in Queensland when the Boer War broke out. Jones was in the first scouting party of four men, under Lieutenant AG Adie, sent out on the morning of the Sunnyside engagement, and was shot dead on the veldt when his group were surprised by about 14 Boers.


Vivian Statham (nee Bullwinkle)
Vivian Statham  (nee Bullwinkle)
Address: Cathedral Avenue, Soldiers Chapel, St George`s Cathedral
City/Town: Perth
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial Plaque commemorates Vivian Statham (nee Bullwinkle), the sole survivor of Banka Island massacre in World War Two.



Vivian Bullwinkel-Statham AO, MBE, ARRC, ED (18 December 1915 – 3 July 2000) was an Australian Army nurse during the Second World War. She was the sole survivor of the Banka Island Massacre, when the Japanese killed 21 of her fellow nurses on Radji Beach, Bangka Island (Indonesia) on 16 February 1942.



Vivian retired from the army in 1947 and became Director of Nursing at the Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital. She devoted herself to the nursing profession and to honouring those killed on Banka Island, raising funds for a nurses' memorial and serving on numerous committees, including a period as a member of the Council of the Australian War Memorial, and later president of the Australian College of Nursing.



Walter John Spiers
Walter John Spiers
Address: Bamawm Road, Sports Ground
City/Town: Bamawm
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Bamawm local resident, Walter John Spiers, who was killed in action at Mount Tambu, New Guinea on July 16th 1943.



Walter Vince M.M.
Walter Vince M.M.
Address: Channel Highway & Freeman Street, W. L. Vince Memorial Park
City/Town: Kingston
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
The park commemorates Walter Leslie Vince  who was awarded the Military Medal (M.M) in 1917 for his gallantry in operations south of Messines in France during World War One.

Warrant Officer Alwyn Terence
Warrant Officer Alwyn Terence
Address: Alwyn Street & Mitcham Road
City/Town: Mitcham
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Alwyn Street is named in honour of Warrant Officer Alwyn Terence who was killed in World War Two


Weary Dunlop
Weary Dunlop
Address: Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park
City/Town: Moonee Ponds
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop who was a surgeon in the Australian army during World War Two. He is famous for the care he took of soldiers who had been taken prisoner by the Japanese. Even in the most horrible conditions Weary found energy to fight for the health and the lives of these men.


He grew up on farms in country Victoria. Weary was a natural athlete and at school in Benalla, he liked to play sport more than to study. He went to Melbourne in 1927 and began studying medicine at Melbourne University. He also played with Australia`s National rugby team, the Wallabies, and was a champion boxer.


Wilbert 'Darky' Thomas Hudson MM
Wilbert
Address: Merrylands Road, Greystanes Sportsground
City/Town: Greystanes
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Sandstone plinth with two plaques commemorating the story of Wilbert 'Darky' Thomas Hudson MM.


Wilbert Hudson was a Gunner with the Australian Army during World War II and the first recipient of the Military Medal for bravery against the enemy on Australian soil. Born in Merrylands in 1920, and known as "Darkie"  by his army mates because of his dark-tan. Gunner Hudson was stationed in Berrimah, a suburb of Darwin, during the Japanese attack of Darwin on 19 February 1942. During the attack Gunner Hudson shot down one of the planes and was awarded the Military Medal for his actions.


In June 1942, Hudson was stationed on a naval oil tank in Darwin, which came under a bombing raid by Japanese forces. During this attack Hudson received third-degree burns, and with other survivors was sent to the Army hospital at Adelaide River, before being sent to the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne. Great media interest was generated about the survivors of the tanker bombings and they became known as the "Burns Boys".


After his marriage in 1945, Mr Hudson and his wife moved to Greystanes. 


Will Christie
Will Christie
Address: Nepean Highway & Park Road, St Matthew`s Anglican, Old Church Building
City/Town: Cheltenham
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial tablet erected by friends in memory of Will Christie of the Bushmen's Contingent.  Christie died during the Boer War at Rustenburg, South Africa on 7th December 1900.


William (Billy) Sing
William (Billy) Sing
Address: Kitchener Road, Lutwyche Cemetery
City/Town: Kedron
State: QLD
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque on grave commemorates Billy Sing who served in World War One.



William Edward 'Billy' Sing, DCM (2 March 1886 – 19 May 1943) was a part who served in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I, best known as a sniper during the Gallipoli Campaign He took at least 150 confirmed kills during that campaign, and may have had over 200 kills in total. Following work in sheep farming and gold mining, he died in relative poverty and obscurity in Brisbane during World War II.



William Bruce Smith
William Bruce Smith
Address: Turnbull & Townsend Streets, Port Welshpool & District Maritime Museum
City/Town: Port Welshpool
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates a soldier who died in World War One



William Dunstan V.C.
William Dunstan V.C.
Address: Sturt & Doveton Streets
City/Town: Ballarat
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument commemorates William Dunstan V.C.



On 2 June 1915 William Dunstan enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force as a private and a fortnight later embarked for Egypt as an acting sergeant of the 6th Reinforcements of the 7th Battalion. From 5 August he was an acting corporal with the 7th on Gallipoli where four days later he won the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery at Lone Pine.



Early on 9 August the Turks made a determined counter-attack on a newly captured trench held by Lieutenant F. H. Tubb and ten men. Two men were told to remain on the floor of the trench to catch and throw back enemy bombs or to smother their explosions with overcoats; both were soon mutilated. Tubb, with Corporal Dunstan, Corporal A. S. Burton and six others, kept firing over the parapet. Several bombs burst simultaneously in the trench killing or wounding five men.



Tubb continued to fight, supported only by Dunstan and Burton until a violent explosion blew down the barricade. Tubb drove the Turks off and Dunstan and Burton were rebuilding it when a bomb burst between them, killing Burton and temporarily blinding Dunstan. On the 10th June 1916 he was presented with the Victoria Cross.



William Dunstan V.C.
William Dunstan V.C.
Address: Otway Street South , Canadian Lead Primary School
City/Town: Ballarat East
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

An Aleppo Pine was planted to commemorate William Dunstan, a former pupil of Golden Point Primary School who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C).



William Dunstan  (1895–1957) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces.



Corporal Dunstan was awarded the VC for his actions on 9 August 1915, at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey.  The enemy made a determined counter-attack on the centre of the newly captured trench held by a lieutenant (Frederick Harold Tubb), two corporals (Alexander Stewart Burton and Corporal Dunstan) and a few men. The enemy blew in the sand-bag barricade, leaving only a foot standing, but the lieutenant and the two corporals repelled the enemy and rebuilt the barricade. Twice more the enemy blew in the barricade and on each occasion they were repelled and the barricade rebuilt.



Dunstan was blind for almost a year after Lone Pine. He later achieved the rank of Lieutenant.



William Francis Bell
William Francis Bell
Address: Moorabool Street , Christ Church Anglican
City/Town: Geelong
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial dedicated to William Bell who died as a prisoner of war in Siam in 1945.



William Kibby V.C. Memorial Rest Area
William Kibby V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Federal Highway, near Yarra Interchange
City/Town: Yarra
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates William Kibby.



On the night of 23 October 1942 his platoon was ordered to destroy a nest of machine-guns and mortars on Miteiriya Ridge. Calling `Follow me!`, Kibby charged it with a Tommy-gun, killing three enemy soldiers, capturing twelve, and clearing the post. On the night of the 25th he repaired his platoon`s signal wires at least five times in the face of heavy fire. On the night of the 26th, while under heavy artillery fire Kibby moved boldly into the open, directing his men`s fire and co-ordinating and inspiring their defence. Before dawn on the 31st, most of Kibby`s platoon were killed or wounded.



After reorganizing the survivors, Kibby charged forward and attacked a number of machine-guns which were firing directly at him from a few yards away. He must have known that he would die, but he kept on, silencing with grenades gun after gun until a burst killed him. His Victoria Cross citation stated, `he left behind him an example and memory of a soldier who fearlessly and unselfishly fought to the end to carry out his duty`.



William Newton V.C. Memorial Rest Area
William Newton V.C. Memorial Rest Area
Address: Federal Highway, Gundaroo Turnoff
City/Town: Gundaroo
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

A rest area commemorates William Newton.



Newton was posted in 1942, to the newly formed 22 squadron to fly Boston`s in New Guinea. Based at Ward strip the squadron had to negotiate the Owen Stanley range to reach its targets, and Newton soon earned a reputation as a skillful courageous pilot through his direct and unflinching attacks on heavily defended targets, often refusing to take evasive action, so that he could be sure of hitting the objective. This tactic proved to be very effective, and Newton’s targets were often left in flames.



After a successful bombing raid over the Salamau Isthmus, Newton`s aircraft was hit and ditched into the sea and he was presumed dead and recommended for the Victoria Cross. Newton and his radio operator Lyons had survived the crash and were picked up by friendly locals. They decided to leave the natives and strike out on their own. They were captured by a Japanese search patrol. They were recognised as aircrew and interrogated, after which Lyons was bayoneted to death. Newton was recognised as the pilot of a Boston, because of the blue cricket cap which he was carrying. He was then returned to Salamua, and beheaded.



William Percy Nevett
William Percy Nevett
Address: Austin Street, Cue Visitors Centre
City/Town: Cue
State: WA
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque commemorates William Percy Nevett who was killed in 1915 at Gallipoli during World War One.



William Petty
William Petty
Address: Wangaratta - Kilfeera Road, Cemetery
City/Town: Greta
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Monument in cemetery erected by public subscription commemorates William Petty who was killed in the Boer War


William Robertson
William Robertson
Address: 261 North Road, Brighton Cemetery
City/Town: Caulfield South
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Plaque erected on grave in 2007 in memory of William Robertson, the first casualty of the Commonwealth Naval Force .



In February 1909, the Fisher Labour government ordered the building of three River Class destroyers in Scotland. As the most experienced and competent engineer in the Australian Navy, it was decided that William Robertson should benefit from being involved in the construction of HMS Yarra by Denny Brothers of Dumbarton. When the ship was returning to Australia , 8 miles south of Port Phillip Heads, Robertson fell overboard and was rescued but died from other health complications.



With the passing of the Naval Defence Act on 25 November 1910 thus creating the Commonwealth Naval Force, the death of Lieutenant-Engineer William Robertson marked the first casualty of what was later renamed the Royal Australian Navy in October 1911. He was buried with full military honours on Monday 12 December 1910.



William Ross Bremmer Fenton
William Ross Bremmer Fenton
Address: Ross Street & Lucknow Street
City/Town: Mitcham
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Ross Street commemorates William Ross Bremmer Fenton who was killed during military training in South Australia in 1942


William Ruthven V.C.
William Ruthven V.C.
Address: 60 Merrilands Road, William Ruthven Primary School
City/Town: Reservoir
State: VIC
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Memorial at the primary school commemmorates William Ruthven.



William "Rusty" Ruthven VC (21 May 1893 – 12 January 1970) was an Australian soldier and state Labor politician. For actions in World War One he was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.



On 19 May 1918,Ruthven took part in an attack near Ville-sur-Ancre in France.  When his company commander was wounded, Ruthven assumed command but soon the advance was held up by heavy machine-gun fire. Unhesitating, he ran at the machine-gun post, bombed it, bayoneted one of the crew and captured the gun. Then, encountering enemy coming out of a shelter, he wounded two and captured six. Having reorganized his men and formed a post, he noticed further enemy movement in a nearby sunken road. Armed only with a revolver, he shot two men and captured thirty-two. He spent the rest of the day, under fire, supervising consolidation and encouraging his men. He was awarded the Victoria Cross.



William Simon Memorial
William Simon Memorial
Address: 296 Dondingalong Road, Dondingalong Uniting Church
City/Town: Dondingalong
State: NSW
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military

Commemorates William Simon who was killed during World War 1.


Young Brothers
Young Brothers
Address: 699 Arthur Highway, Forcett Hall
City/Town: Forcett
State: TAS
Theme: People
Sub-Theme: Military
A plaque commemorates the three Young brothers, J. A. Young,  C. R. Young, Chas Young, who lost their lives in World War One.

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