Adelaide M04d The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross Back to Search

Normal 50th battn cros

Details

Location Corner North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Type Commemorative Cross
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.

THE 50TH BATTALION CROSS

This cross is painted white with all details in black, It is in the form of a Celtic cross.

Built William Hill BREWSTER (3362) in France.
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Top of cross: IN

Top of circle: MEMORY

Below top half of circle: OF

On arms of cross: OFFICERS N.C.OS & MEN

Lower half of circle: OF THE 50TH BATTALION

Lower section of cross: WHO FELL IN THE COUNTER ATTACK WHICH CAPTURED VILLERS BRETTONEUX ON
24-25 APRIL 1918

Left plaque: THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED IN FRANCE BY THE BATTALION IN MEMORY OF COMRADES WHO FELL DEDICATED 31ST JULY 1938

Right plaque: Insignia of the A.I.F. 50TH BATTALION A.I.F VILLERS-BRETONNEUX 1918

Condition

Names

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WEST, John Henry

Service number 4906
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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BURT, William Arthur

Service number 2637
Lance Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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BECK, Irvine Samuel

Service number 6562
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Dec 1897

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GEISLER, Robert John

Service number 3025
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jan 1895

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O'CONNOR, William Quinlan

Service number 2239A
Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Mar 1890

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MCINERNEY, Joseph Thomas Patrick

Service number 2451
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Apr 1898

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BAUMGURTEL, Victor Fredrick Aenaeus

Service number 2624
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Jun 1887

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LYALL (COSSONS), Louis Henry

Service number 4817
Lance Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Dec 1886

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