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Aldgate War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. A plaque was added to the memorial at a later date to commemorate those who served in all wars and conflicts.

On the 16th December 1916, a reserve and obelisk, erected to the memory of the men who had volunteered for active service from within a radius of four miles of the hills town, were opened and unveiled.  Mr. R. Hancock, the local station master, was the originator of the movement. With a strong committee, he had solicited funds for the purpose, and he received a gratifying response. The monument, which stands on the railway recreation reserve on the northern side of the Aldgate Railway Station, is of reinforced concrete, and is 16ft in height. The reserve was allocated by the Stirling West District Council to the Railways Commissioner, who, in turn, dedicated it to the local public for recreation purposes. The obelisk will bear the names of 250 soldiers. It was expected that the nameplates would be available for the unveiling, but unfortunately they were not. They will, however, be affixed to the pile immediately they come to hand.
The Register (Adelaide), 18th December 1916.

Location

Address:Kemp Road, Aldgate, 5154
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.014152
Long: 138.730775
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th December, 1916
Front Inscription

WORLD WAR
1914 - 1919
FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
(Names)

Left Side Inscription

ENLISTED FOR SERVICE (Names)

Back Inscription

ENLISTED FOR SERVICE (Names)

 (Plaque)
          IN MEMORY OF
      THOSE WHO SERVED
  AUSTRALIA AND HER ALLIES
DURING THE WARS OF THE NATION
THE BOER WAR 1899 - 1902     WORLD WAR I 1914 - 1918
WORLD WAR 2 1939 - 1945     MALAYA 1948 - 1960
KOREA 1950 - 1954     BORNEO 1962 - 1966
MALAYA 1964 - 1965     SOUTH VIETNAM 1962 - 1973
            LEST WE FORGET
 

Right Side Inscription

ENLISTED FOR SERVICE (Names)

Source: TOH, MA, SKP
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