Kangaroo Valley War Memorial Back to Search

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Location Moss Vale Rd, Kangaroo Valley, Shoalhaven Shire - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
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Kangaroo Valley War Memorial commemorates people from the District who were killed in action or died in service or during World Wars One and Two.

The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those lost their lives in World War One and memorial stones listing the names of those who had returned were placed on either side of the memorial. The names of those who fell in World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date.

It can be said to the credit of Kangaroo Valley that no part of this district or the State responded more loyally to the call of King and Country; its contribution in men was worthy of the settlement, and its contribution of money to patriotic efforts and the work and devotion of its women in war service lacked nothing, and were highly creditable to all concerned.

But its crowning effort in local patriotism was the last and best — the erection of a soldiers' memorial. It was no mean task to set about raising in round figures, £500 by direct giving in a comparatively small community. It funded the erection of a monument to the memory of its fallen soldiers and an honor roll of the brave men who were fortunate enough to return.

That task was successfully accomplished through the energy of the committee with a pushing and earnest secretary at its head.

The unveiling of the monument took place about 3 p.m. on Saturday, the ceremony being performed by Sir George Fuller, one of the members for the Wollondilly electorate.

After the unveiling of the Honour Rolls by Sir George Fuller, Mr. and Mrs Morton then each unveiled a memorial stone to the east and west of the memorial on which were inscribed the names of the following; Eastern stone: – G. Bain, G. Barrett, A. Barrett, J. Bowcock, C. E. Cox, W. J. Cox, W. Cramond, D. Crutchily, M. Fleming, G. Garratty, A. Garratty, G. Goodman, S. Guihen, T. Harwood, H. Henry, F. Land, T. L 'Estrange. Western stone: – P. Lidbetter, W. Lidbetter, G. McAndrew, O. McClelland, F. W. Madge, W. Mathers, W. Merchant, A. E. Parrish, G. Randall, R. Rowe, J. Sharman, P. Sharman, S Sharman, J.Scott, J.Waddington, W.Walker, F.Williams, R.Williams.
The Shoalhaven Telegraph (NSW), 8 September 1920.

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Built 1920
Opened 4 September 1920 by Sir George Fuller
Inscription

Our Fallen Heroes
Great War 1914 - 1918
Erected By The
Kangaroo Valley
Residents
In Honour Of
[ Names ]

Hail And farewell !
All Honour Given To Those
Who Nobly Striving Nobly Fell
That We Might live. Oxenham
4. 9. 1920

And Those Who Fell
In The War Of
1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

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L'ESTRANGE, Thomas

Service number 9525
Sapper
11th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 2 Sep 1892

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BEACOM , David

Service number 4078
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Jun 1894

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SCOTT, Peter Joseph

Service number 2698
Private
38th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1898

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HUXLEY, Jack Mawle

Service number 2652
Private
45th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Aug 1898

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SCOTT, Thomas Edward

Service number 5226
Private
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Jul 1897

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BEACOM, Joseph Archdall

Service number 874
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1884

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WRIGHT, Frederick William Norman

Service number 3463
Corporal
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

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DITTON, George

Service number 2638
Private
45th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Jun 1892

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