Berri Oval "Diver" Derrick VC Memorial Grandstand & Roll of Honour Back to Search

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Location Wade Street, Berri, Berri and Barmera - South Australia, Australia
Type buildings
Description

A grandstand in the Berri oval sporting complex. A bronze plaque is affixed to the front between the stairways. At the rear facing Wade Street, an honour roll on a bronze plaque made up of eight panels is located between two sets of capped Greek columns. The columns are mounted on a three-tier dais. A bronze plaque is affixed to the wall to the right of the right columns; another is affixed to the left of the left columns. A white marble plaque is set into the wall to the left of the left columns. A small bronze plaque is affixed between the left two columns. A white marble foundation stone is at the lower left of the rear wall.

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Inscription

Front:Face top:

Lt. T. C. DERRICK VC. DCM.MEMORIAL GRANDSTAND

Plaque:The following details are lettered over a copy of the Victoria Cross

This Grandstand Is Dedicated To TheMemory OfLt T. C. (Diver) Derrick, VC, DCM2/48th Infantry Battalion, 2nd AIFKilled In Action,Tarakan North East Borneo23rd May 1945Lest We Forget

Rear:At the centre top of the columns is a large bronze rising sun badge and king's crown.On a riband:

ROLL OF HONOURAIF badgeDEDICATED TO THOSE FROM THIS DISTRICT WHO SERVEDIN THE ARMED FORCES DURING WORLD WAR 11

Top of columns

Left: 1939 Right:1945

Bronze plaques, six columns of names:

 

Bronze plaque to the right:  VIETNAM 1962-1973

 

Bronze plaque to the left:  KOREA 1950-54

 

Bronze plaque between columns:

UNVEILED BYHIS EXCELLENCYLIEUTENANT GENERALSIR WILLOUGHBY NORRIEK.C.M.G. C.B. D.S.O. M.C.GOVERNOR OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA22. 4. 1951.

White marble plaque:

THIS HONOUR ROLL AND MEMORIAL STANDWAS ERECTED BYBERRI WAR MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CENTRE INC.1950-1951.

Foundation stone:

THIS STONE WAS LAID BYL.S. TRENAMAN, ESQ., J.P.4THNOVEMBER 1950CHAIRMAN BERRI DISTRICT COUNCIL1937, 1938, 1940 TO 1950.

 

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Names

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DANIELS, Leslie Walter

Service number SX2044
Private
2nd/3rd Field Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 6 Apr 1913

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WILSON, Albert John

Service number S64216
Private
General / Motor Transport Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 16 Nov 1921

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MARKS, Roland

Service number SX5916
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 25 Mar 1920

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MCCREANOR, Louis Edward

Service number SX22551
Sergeant
Born 26 Sep 1921

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BLAND, Arthur George

Service number SX7751
Private
Born 13 Aug 1912

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LEWIS, John

Service number SX10408
Staff Sergeant
2nd/14th Field Regiment
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 8 Aug 1917

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FENNELL, Walter John

Service number SX6832
Lance Sergeant
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 19 Sep 1919

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MILDE, William Ronald

Service number SX6862
Lance Sergeant
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 9 Aug 1912

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