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Location Memorial Terrace, Adelaide River, Coomalie - Northern Territory, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The Memorial is located in the grounds of the Adelaide River War Cemetery. The entrance is a concrete structure comprising an alcove with cemetery details and burials. There are separate military and civilian sections, and the nOrthern Territory Memorial to the Missing..

In the military section is a Cross of Sacrifice and a cenotaph, around the top of the cenotaph is an inscription, on the faces are bronze plaques.

A total of 434 war graves are located in the cemetery (see separate Cemetery listing)

The Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing honours 292 Servicemen and women lost on air ground and sea operations in the region and to areas such as Timor and what is now Indonesia to the north of Australia.

 

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Inscription

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ADELAIDE RIVER WAR CEMETERY

Cenotaph:

1939-1945 HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED IN THE TIMOR AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIAN REGIONS, ON LAND, AT SEA AND IN THE AIR, BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNES OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH

Condition

Good

Maintained by War Graves Commission

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Names

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ARMSTRONG, James Hubert

Service number TX3283
Corporal
2nd/40th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2

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FITZALLEN, Wilkins

Service number TX3482
Lieutenant
2nd/40th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 17 May 1911

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WEST, Bertram John

Service number TX3397
Lance Sergeant
2nd/40th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 19 May 1915

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GUNSON, Paul Coles

Service number 407436
Flying Officer
Born 9 May 1914

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KERR, Alan Leslie Colin

Service number 405741
Flight Lieutenant
No. 1 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 28 Jan 1920

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BOWEN, Trevor Edward

Service number 439863
Flight Sergeant
No. 24 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 10 Aug 1925

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ASHBOLT, Harry Shepherdson

Service number 415064
Flight Sergeant
Born 7 Apr 1922

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EDWARDS, Kenneth William

Service number 400053
Flight Lieutenant
Born 29 Oct 1914

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