Adelaide M04d The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross Back to Search

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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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GORDON, George

Service number 1683
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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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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GEISLER, Robert John

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

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CLARIDGE, Ralph Elesmere

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

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WILSON, Leslie Samuel

Service number 3243
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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CLARK, Roy Harwood

Service number 2985
Sergeant
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Jan 1895

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HANCOCK, Frank Herbert

Service number Officer
Captain
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Jan 1885

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BROWN, Clive Kewson

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

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