Tarlee 'Digger' Memorial* Back to Search

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Location Main North Rd and Gilbert Street, Tarlee, Clare and Gilbert Valleys - South Australia, Australia
Type Monuments
Description

TARLEE 5411 

MEMORIAL: The original memorial was destroyed by a collision involving a stolen motor vehicle in 2012.  A new memorial has been erected based on the photogrpahs held on this site.   It was dedicated by His Excellency the Governor of South Australia RADM Kevin Scarce, AC, CSC, RANVR on Remembrance Day 2013.LOCATION: Junction of Main North Road and Gilbert StreetORIENTATION: WestDESCRIPTION: A white marble statue of a soldier standing at "Rest on Arms Reversed", with left hand over right and the rifle muzzle in front of the feet projecting into the statue base, supported behind the right leg with a tree trunk and surmounted on a four-tier polished red granite pedestal and a concrete block and slab. A red granite plaque is affixed to the face of the block. All details are in gold leaf.

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Built RENOVATED BY: Pearse Memorials of Clare, replaced the broken original rifle and bayonet scabbard, relocated and renovated the monument in 2000, 1939-1945 plaque fitted April 2002.
Opened 11 November 2013 by His Excellency the Governor of South Australia RADM Kevin Scarce, AC, CSC, RANVR
Inscription

INSCRIPTIONS: Face: Top tier:

1914-1919

Third tier:

THE ABOVE BRAVE MADE THESUPREME SACRIFICE

Second tier:

MEN WHO HAVE ANSWERED THE CALL FROM TARLEE AND DISTRICT

Plaque:

1939-1945

LEST WE FORGETÊ

PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

Left:

RETURNED HEROES.

 

Condition

In 2012, the memorial was demolished in a motor vehicle accident in. Remedial action was taken and coordinated between the RSL and Local Government (Clare and Gilbert Valley Council) and the new memorial was dedicated on 11 Nov 2013. The rebuild was carried out by Clare & Gilbert Valley Council and Pearse Memorials Pty Ltd.

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Names

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MOLINEUX, Sydney Leppard

Service number 4559
Private
5th Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Apr 1897

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MOLINEUX, John Main

Service number 4627
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 May 1891

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EDGERLEY, William Frederick

Service number 922
Lieutenant
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 25 Apr 1895

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MOLINEUX, Eugene Gilbert

Service number 292
Private
Born 14 Mar 1888

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CLARKE, Bernard Henry

Service number 460
Private
8th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 23 Sep 1895

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STRIBLING, George Charles

Service number S66340
Corporal
3rd Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 29 Mar 1898

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NIELD, Howard Champion

Service number 1629
Driver
Born 3 Nov 1891

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KELLY, Hugh Craine

Service number 290
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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