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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

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

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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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ARMSTRONG, James Hubert

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

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DE MESTRE, Margaret Augusta

Service number NX70211
Nursing Sister
2/1 Hospital Ship
Australian Army Nursing Service
Born 16 Nov 1915

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EDWARDS, Kenneth William

Service number 400053
Flight Lieutenant
Born 29 Oct 1914

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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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WACKETT, Wilbur Lawrence

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

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HURSTHOUSE, John Wilson

Service number 416215
Flying Officer
No. 21 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 26 Sep 1913

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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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