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Birdwood Soldiers Memorial : 14-January-2011
Birdwood Soldiers Memorial : 14-January-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

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.

Location

Address:Shannon Street, Birdwood, 5234
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.819743
Long: 138.958594
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

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

BIRDWOOD 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."

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,TOH
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