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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.

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

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Names

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WILSON, Leslie Samuel

Service number 3243
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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SLEE, Harry Burgan

Service number 2257
Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Jul 1897

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BECK, Irvine Samuel

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

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PURDEY, Francis Roy

Service number 1728
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Jan 1895

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COWAN, Gilbert Clarence

Service number 2765
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Aug 1898

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BROWN, Clive Kewson

Service number 3612
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Nov 1897

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CLARIDGE, Ralph Elesmere

Service number 223
Lieutenant
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Jul 1892

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JELLETT, Harold Leslie

Service number 3370
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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