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

Details

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.

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.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 22 April 1951
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.

 

Condition

Good

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

SHADDOCK, Royce Charlton

Service number 39793
Corporal
Born 15 Oct 1913

WILSON, Albert John

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

OATES, Eugene Mostyn

Service number S61947
Signalman
Born 12 Aug 1923

FENNELL, Walter John

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

MCCREANOR, Louis Edward

Service number SX22551
Sergeant
108 LAA / later 101 Composite Anti Aircraft Regiment
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 26 Sep 1921

BLAND, Arthur George

Service number SX7751
Private
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 13 Aug 1912

MARKS, Roland

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

KROLLIG, Peter Anthony

Service number R95439
Petty Officer
HMAS Perth (II) DDG D38 Vietnam - 1990s
Royal Australian Navy
Born 29 Sep 1950

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