Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial Back to Search

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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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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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FITZALLEN, Wilkins

Service number TX3482
Lieutenant
2nd/40th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 17 May 1911

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HAND, Ronald Thomas

Service number 28891
Sergeant
Born 13 Dec 1918

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RIDING, Douglas Carson

Service number 177
Wing Commander
No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 11 Apr 1916

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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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FAICHNIE, Ian

Service number 431408
Flight Sergeant
No. 24 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 19 Jun 1925

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EDWARDS, Kenneth William

Service number 400053
Flight Lieutenant
Born 29 Oct 1914

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CORNES, William James

Service number 435651
Flight Sergeant
Born 20 Oct 1921

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POLLARD, Eric Henry

Born 18 Sep 1898

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