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The War Memorial building commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

Some time ago the ex-servicemen's club room was purchased as a War Memorial, with the idea of erecting an ornamental front with stone pillars. Each side of the main entrance will contain the Roll of Honor of the 1914-18 war and the 1939-45 war. A public meeting was held on Thursday night to consider the erection of the ornamental front. Mr J. P. Story presided over a fairly representative gathering of residents. Prices were submitted for dressed stone from & quarry at Whyalla and whilst it was agreed that the cost exceeded expectations, it was desired to erect something that would be worthy of the cause, and present a good appearance for all time, After considerable discussion it was decided to proceed with the building with the Whyalla stone, and several individuals present offered to lend various sums of money free of interest. Mr Ern Riches generously offered to construct the memorial free of charge provided that he had two voluntary assistants. It was also decided to hold a foundation stone-laying ceremony, when the public would be asked to place donations on the stone as a contribution towards the memorial.
Eyre's Peninsula Tribune (Cowell, SA), 6 April 1950. 


Address:Third Street, Cowell, 5602
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.684628
Long: 136.925733
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 14th July, 1951
Front Inscription
Source: MA,TOH
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