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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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Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
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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WACKETT, Wilbur Lawrence

Service number 588
Squadron Leader
No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 19 Feb 1921

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NICHTERLEIN, William Everard

Service number 416104
Pilot Officer
No. 452 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 14 Feb 1920

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KAIN, Brian Joseph

Born 7 Jan 1924

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ASHBOLT, Harry Shepherdson

Service number 415064
Flight Sergeant
Born 7 Apr 1922

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CORNES, William James

Service number NX125559
Flight Sergeant
Born 20 Oct 1921

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JOHNS, Mervyn William Cecil

Service number 407242
Flying Officer
No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 12 Aug 1919

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HAND, Ronald Thomas

Service number 28891
Sergeant
Born 13 Dec 1918

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WHITEHEAD, Alexander Douglas

Service number 121592
Sergeant
No. 24 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 8 Oct 1924

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