Northern Midlands

War Memorials

Our war memorials are historical touchstones that link the past to the present and enable people to remember and respect the sacrifice of those who died, fought, participated or were affected by conflict.

Local memorials often contain the names of families still living within that community or as communities change offer an insight into the history of an area.

Following is a list of memorials including honour boards within the Northern Midlands. Where possible photos have been provided. Council is grateful for the supply of any information or photos from the general public to keep this page current.

Perth War Memorial

Military Abbreviations

Source

Northern Midlands Council wishes to acknowledge Fred Thornett's "The Tasmanian War Memorials Database", it was fundamental in compiling the following information.

Avoca

Avoca War Memorial (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
St Thomas Anglican Church - WW1 Honour Board (pdf of names)

Bishopsbourne

Bishopsbourne War Memorial (pdf of names) (pdf of image)

Blackwood Creek

Blackwood Creek Baptist Church - WW1 Honour Board (pdf of names)

Campbell Town

Barton Hall - WW1 Honour Board (pdf of names)
Campbell Town Oval War Memorial (pdf of names) (link to Australian War Memorial) (pdf of image)
Campbell Town Town Hall - WW1 Honour Roll (pdf of names) (link to Australian War Memorial)
St Lukes Church - WW1 Cenotaph Style War Memorial (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
St Lukes Church - WW1 Honour Roll (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
St Lukes Anglican Church - WW1 Memorial (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
St Andrews Presbyterian Church - WW1 Honour Board (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
Major John Askin Foster, WW1, Stain Glass Window in St Lukes Campbell Town
Private James William Victor Bush, WW1, St Lukes Campbell Town (pdf of image)

Conara

Christ Church Anglican - WW1 Honour Board (pdf of names)

Cressy

Cressy War Memorial Centre (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
Cressy Memorial Hall - WW1, WW2 and Vietnam Honour Board (pdf of names)
Holy Trinity Anglican Church - WW1 Memorial (Stained Glass Window) (pdf of names)
Holy Trinity Anglican Church - WW2 Honour Roll (pdf of names)
Trooper Henry Mitchell Black Memorial (pdf of details) (pdf of image)
Trooper Henry Mitchell Black, Boer War, Grounds of Cressy Anglican Church
Commemorative plaque honouring Private Edward (Ted) Green, Private Arthur (Artie) Green OAM and Private George Green

Evandale

Evandale Boer War Memorial (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
Evandale War Memorial (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
No 7 Elementary Flying Training School (pdf of image)
Evandale War Memorial Hall - WW1 Honour Roll (pdf of names)
St Andrews Anglican Church - WW1 Honour Board (pdf of names)
St Andrews Uniting Church - WW1 Honour Board (pdf of names)
Geoffrey R Dean, WW2, Evandale Church of England
Raymond H Dean, WW2, Evandale Church of England

Liffey

Liffey Community Centre WW1 Honour Roll (pdf of names)
Liffey Bapist Church - WW1 Honour Board (pdf of names)

Longford

Longford War Memorial (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
Longford Hall - WW1 Honour Boards (pdf of names) (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
Longford District WW1 Roll of Honour (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
Christ Church Anglican - WW1 Honour Roll (pdf of names)
Longford Rifle Club - WW1 Honour Roll (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
Lionel T J Arthur, WW1, Christ Church Longford
Henry J Dumaresq MC VD, WW1, Christ Church Illawarra
Lt Archibald R Nevin, WW1, Christ Church Illawarra

Nile

Nile War Memorial (pdf of names) (pdf of image)
St Peters Anglican Church - WW1 Honour Roll (pdf of names) (pdf of image)

Ross

Ross WW1 War Memorial (pdf of names)
Ross WW2 War Memorial (pdf of names)
Ross (Former Council Chambers) - WW2 Honour Roll (pdf of names)
St John's Anglican Church - WW1 Honour Roll (pdf of names)
A E Fitzallen, Boer, Ross Memorial
Ross War Memorials (pdf of image)

Saundridge

Saundridge Chapel - WW1 and WW2 Honour Board (pdf of names)
Saundridge Chapel - WW1 Honour Roll (pdf of names)

Other Places and Stories of Remembrance

Percy Pinner and Roy Pinner, Deddington (article from the Mercury, 26 April 2008)

Victoria Cross Recipients

Sgt Lewis McGee VC

Sgt Lewis McGee VC

Portrait of Sergeant (Sgt) Lewis McGee VC 40th Battalion Australian Infantry of Avoca Tasmania, who was killed in action on 13 October 1917. An extract from The London Gazette No 30400, dated 23rd November 1917, records the following:- For most conspicuous bravery when, in the advance to the final objective, Sgt McGee led his platoon with great dash and bravery, though strongly opposed, and under heavy shell fire. His platoon was suffering severely and the advance of the Company was stopped by machine gun fire from a `Pill-box' post. Single handed Sgt McGee rushed the post armed only with a revolver. He shot some of the crew and captured the rest, and thus enabled the advance to proceed. He reorganised the remnants of his platoon and was foremost in the remainder of the advance, and during consolidation of the position he did splendid work. This Non Commissioned Officer's coolness and bravery were conspicuous and contributed largely to the success of the Company's operations. Sgt McGee was subsequently awarded the VC for his outstanding bravery.

Medals Issued to Sgt Lewis McGee

Reference: Australian War Memorial


For further information please follow these links:

Sgt Lewis McGee VC In Memoriam

Parliamentary Library - List of VC Recipients by Electorate

Major (Maj) Henry William Murray VC DSO and Bar DCM

Major (Maj) Henry William Murray VC DSO and Bar DCM

Studio portrait of Major (Maj) Henry William Murray VC DSO and Bar DCM, 13th Battalion. Maj Murray. Murray was born at Clairville, near Evandale, Tasmania, on 1 December 1880 and attended Evandale State School. He was awarded the Victoria Cross as a Captain (Capt) for "most conspicuous bravery" on 4 - 5 February 1917 at Stormy Trench, France. Capt Murray led his company in an attack and quickly captured the enemy position, fighting back three heavy counter attacks by the enemy. He encouraged his men, led bombing and bayonet parties and carried wounded men to safety. He landed at Gallipoli as a Gunner on 25 April 1915 and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in June 1915. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his work at Mouquet Farm in August 1916, and in April 1917 received the bar to the DSO for his part in the battle at the Hindenburg Line. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in March 1918 and in May 1919 was created a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. (Donor R. Arman)

Reference: Australian War Memorial


For further information please follow the link below:

Parliamentary Library - List of VC Recipients by Electorate

Foreign Awards

France Croix de Guerre
Lieutenant Colonel Henry William (Harry) Murray, VC, CMG, DSO & Bar, DCM (4MID)
Unit:  4th Machine Gun Company
Conflict:  World War 1
Date of Recommendation:  17 September 1918

(link to Australian War Memorial)


Belgian Croix de Guerre
Warrant Officer Class 1 Henry Gillam, DSO
Service No:  832
Rank:  Temporary Regimental Sergeant Major
Unit:  40th Bn
Service:  Army
Conflict:  World War 1
Date of London Gazette:  5 April 1919
Location in London Gazette:  Page 4526, Position 36
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette:  23 July 1919
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette:  Page 1171, position 22
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