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The memorial gardens commemorate those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The entrance to the gardens has an arch and gate with plaques on either side with one containing the names of those who lost their lives. The Memorial Gardens and arch were originally unveiled to commemorate the fallen of World War One.

The ceremony of unveiling the Soldiers' Memorial Arch was attended by a large crowd. A guard of honor was formed on each side of the gate by the returned soldiers of the town and district. The service was conducted by the Rev. James Mclntosh. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. C. G. B. Cave and W. H. Cane, president of the local sub-branch of the Returned Soldiers' Association. Mrs. Cairns unveiled the tablets on the arch. The memorial arch and gate were designed and their erection supervised by Dr. Norman Mathews, who is a returned soldier, assisted by Mr. H. A. Montgomery. They are erected at the entrance of the Memorial Gardens at the recreation grounds.
Chronicle (Adelaide, SA), 7 November 1929.

Location

Address:Second Street, Ardrossan, 5571
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.42359
Long: 137.913787
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Dr Norman Matthews (arch)

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-1929
Left Side Inscription

SOLDIERS MEMORIAL GARDENS
ERECTED BY SUB BRANCH OF R.S.S.I.L.A. AND RESIDENTS OF ARDROSSAN AND DISTRICT.

Right Side Inscription

TO THE MEMORY OF [ Names ]

Source: TOH
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