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22-March-2014
22-March-2014

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The Edithburgh War Memorial was originally erected by public subscription to commemorate the fallen and those who had served in World War One. The names of those who lost their lives in World War Two was added to the memorial at a later date.

On Sunday last there was a large gathering at the unveiling of the War Memorial at Edithburgh. The ceremony was performed by Major McCann (State President of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial League). The speakers included Mr. H. J. Middleton (Mayor of Edithburgh). Mr. F. M. McMillan, MP. (State Vice-President of the League), Messrs. E. H. Giles and H. G. Tossell (Members for the District). Special music was played by the Edithburgh Brass Band. During the ceremony the " Last Post" was sounded by Mr. T. MacAvaney, of Yorketown. The Memorial is in a commanding position, and is of the obelisk type in brown granite. The names of the men are cast in bronze. The cost is estimated at £350. The work was carried out by the S.A. Monumental Works.
Pioneer (Yorketown, SA),  9 October 1926.

Location

Address:Robert Avenue & Yorketown Road, Edithburgh, 5583
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.084636
Long: 137.743954
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd October, 1926
Front Inscription

The Great War
1914 - 1919
In Memory Of The Fallen

[ Names ]

 

Left Side Inscription

In Memory Of The Fallen
1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

 

Back Inscription

In Honor 

[ Names ]

 

Source: MA,TOH
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