Adelaide M04e The Siege of Tobruk Commemorative Cross* Back to Search

Normal tobruk cross

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.

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.

View Tributes of Honour Description

Names

Showing 3 people of interest from memorial

Thumb image
JONES, Leslie

Service number SX1687
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 25 Jun 1917

Thumb 1
STENING, Charles George

Service number 417756
Lieutenant Colonel
Born 26 Oct 1920

Thumb archie
DANIELLS, Arthur Bruce

Service number SX5745
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 1 May 1920

Thumb tobruk crossThumb tobruk crossThumb tobruk cross
Showing 3 of 3 images.
Click images to start slideshow.