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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 15th March, 1920|
BIRDWOOD SOLDIERS MEMORIAL
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
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
"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM."
IN HONOR OF
WHO ENLISTED IN THE
WORLD'S GREAT WAR 1914/18
THIS STONE WAS LAID
BY THE SOLDIERS BELOVED GENERAL
SIR WILLIAM BIRDWOOD.K.C.M.G.D.S.O.
ON MARCH 15TH 1920