Adelaide The Siege of Tobruk Commemorative Cross

Details

Location Corner North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type other
Description

ORIENTATION: East

Located behind the South Australian National War Memorial. One of six wooden commemorative crosses enclosed behind Perspex in alcoves in the outer face of Government House Domain wall. Below the arms of the crosses are bronze plaques.

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

THE SEIGE OF TOBRUK CROSS

This cross, in its natural colour is in the form of a Celtic cross with the Rats of Tobruk association carved insignia in the centre of the arms.

Engraved on cross circle:

TOBRUK SEIGE
10.4.1941 10.12.1941

On arms of cross:

TO THOSE WHO FELL

On lower part of cross:

FEATS

Left plaque:

ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
DURING THE SEIGE OF TOBRUK
APRIL TO DECEMBER 1941
AND
TO THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED ON SINCE
LEST WE FORGET
DEDICATED 19TH APRIL 1978

Right plaque:

ERECTED BY
RATS OF TOBRUK ASSOCIATION
(S.A. STATE BRANCH) INC.
SCULPTOR JOHN DOWIE

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Adelaide City Council

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Requires Perspex covers removed and cleaning.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

PADDICK, Maxwell Glen

Service number SX623
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 18 Nov 1918

STENING, Charles George

Service number 417756
Lieutenant Colonel
Born 26 Oct 1920

TREGLOAN, John French

Service number 519
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 14 Jan 1914

JONES, Leslie

Service number SX1687
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 25 Jun 1917

DANIELLS, Arthur Bruce

Service number SX5745
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 1 May 1920

STRINGER, Victor Eric

Service number SX2538
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 26 Jul 1919

ELLIOT, Arthur Lewis

Service number SX72
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 29 Aug 1909

THIEL, Edwin Harold

Service number SX2201
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 22 Nov 1916

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