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09-September-2017 (Mary Beaven)
09-September-2017 (Mary Beaven)

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The monument was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.   The names of those who served in World War Two were added at a later date.

This pretty village, named after Gen. Birdwood, was gay with bunting and bristling with excitement on Monday, when Gen. Sir William Birdwood and staff visited the town to lay the foundation stone of a war memorial arch paid for by public subscription and local patriotic effort. The pedestals are of granite, the columns of marble, the arch of reinforced concrete inlaid with marble panels. The height is about 20 feet, over all, and the cost about £500. Seven local soldiers made the supreme sacrifice during the war overseas.
The Register (Adelaide), 16th March 1920.


Address:Shannon Street, Birdwood, 5234
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.819743
Long: 138.958594
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 15th March, 1920
Front Inscription


Soldiers - Memorial

Left Side Inscription

In grateful memory of 
[ Names ]

Who made the supreme sacrifice in the world`s Great War 1914 / 18.

But no; the brave die never,
Being deathless they but change
Their country's arms for more,
Their country's heart
Also of those who fell in the war
1939 / 45
[ Names ]
"We will remember them"

In memory of the seven Birdwood boys who gave their lives in the Great War

1914  - 1918.


Right Side Inscription

In honor of 

[ Names ]

Who enlisted in the world`s Great War 1914 / 18

Plaque :

This stone was laid by the soldiers beloved General Sir William Birdwood. K.C.M.G.  D.S.O. on March 15th 1920


Source: MA,RVWM
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