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Freeling War Memorial : 27-April-2011
Freeling War Memorial : 27-April-2011

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A monument commemorates South Australians who have lost their lives in the conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  It was originally erected to commemorate the soldiers of the district who gave their lives in World War One.

His Excellency the Governor (Major General Sir Tom Bridges) on Saturday last visited Freeling for the purpose of unveiling a memorial statue to the soldiers of the district who gave their lives in the Great War. It was a long journey to perform a brief ceremony but his Excellency's presence made a beautiful service the more impressive. The memorial, is in the form of a cenotaph of pure white Angaston marble, modelled— though on a small scale — on the of the famous column in Whitehall, London, erected to the memory of the soldiers of the Empire who fell in the great world conflict.

Addressing the gathering, His Excellency  said:— "To the glory of God and the abiding memory of those men of Freeling town and district who died for King and country in the Great War. I unveil this memorial. Those whose names you see here were men of spirit and enterprise who sprang to arms at the call of duty and who made the supreme sacrifice. Had it not been for these men and those like them, the British Empire would have ceased to exist and Australia herself would be today under the domination of a foreign power. It is for those who remain be hind to keep their memory green and bring up the children in the same ideals of patriotism and loyalty and to see that the dead died not in vain."

In all 50 men volunteered from the Freeling district, and 14 of them made the supreme sacrifice.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 10 February 1923.

Location

Address:Hanson & Gray Streets, Freeling, 5372
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.454603
Long: 138.808586
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Mr J. Henschke (Tanunda)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd February, 1923
Front Inscription

1914 - 1919

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL COMMEMORATES THOSE SERVICEMEN WHO ENLISTED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND WHO PAID
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN A THEATRE OF CONFLICT INVOLVING THE AUSTRALIAN ARMED FORCES

MALAY PENINSULA 1948-1960, 1964-1965
KOREA 1950-1954 BORNEO 1962-1966
VIETNAM 1962-1973

Their Name Liveth for Evermore

Back Inscription

1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Source: MA,TOH
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