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The memorial was erected by the Gelland Soldiers Club to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.  Councillor F. Jessup ESQ. J.P. unveiled the memorial on April  27 1924.

Those who were died or killed in World War Two and those who served in the Malay Peninsular, (1948-1960 and 1964-65), Korea (1950-1954), Borneo (1962- 1966) and Vietnam have also been subsequently commemorated.

Under the auspices of the West Croydon and Kilkenny sub-branch of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial League and Gelland and District Vigilant Club an Anzac Memorial service was conducted at the Gelland Soldiers' Memorial yesterday afternoon. The attendance was estimated at 700 and the service was considered the best held in the district.  During the proceedings Mr. J. McInerney (president of the sub-branch) introduced Mrs. A. Edson  and Mr. A.J. Montgomery, who unveiled memorial tablets.
News (Adelaide), 26 April 1926.

At a meeting of the Woodville Council last night Cr. Cooke said that the gun mounted in the soldiers' memorial at Gelland was regarded as inappropriate, and suggested that in its place a broken column in cement concrete should be provided by the council. The cost of the memorial to date, he added, had been borne by the R.S.S.I.L.A. He moved that a broken column 7 ft. 6 in. in height and 15 in diameter, with laurel leaves at the base, be obtained. The motion was seconded by Cr. Carter and carried.
News (Adelaide), 12 June 1934.


Address:Rowell Crescent & Miell Street, Gelland Reserve, West Croydon, 5008
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.882471
Long: 138.557932
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th April, 1924
Left Side Inscription

Heroes of the Great War

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription

Heroes of World War II

In memory of those who fell 1939 - 1945.

Lest We Forget.

Malay Peninsular 1948 - 1960  1964 - 1965

Korea 1950 - 1954

Borneo 1962 - 1966

Vietnam 1962 - 1973

Right Side Inscription

Heroes of the Great War

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Source: MA, TOH
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