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

Face:

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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RIDING, Douglas Carson

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

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CURRAN, Gordon Thomas

Service number VX47360
Private
40th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Jun 1915

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HOCKING, Boyns Hedley

Service number V84374
Captain
Born 23 Dec 1887

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ASHBOLT, Harry Shepherdson

Service number 415064
Flight Sergeant
Born 7 Apr 1922

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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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DE MESTRE, Margaret Augusta

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

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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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HEAD, Graham Neil

Service number 431625
Flight Sergeant
Born 18 Apr 1925

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