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20-December-2012 (Roger Johnson)
20-December-2012 (Roger Johnson)

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Bryan Cole

Glenelg Soldiers Memorial Honour Board commemorates those who served in World Wars One and Two. The honour board was originally unveiled in 1925 with the World War Two panels being unveiled in 1955.

Originally the honour board contained additional panels with the names those who served during World War Two but they were later removed, leaving only the panel with the names of those who died in service or were killed in action.  The boards contain the 614 names of those who served in World War One and the 119 died in service or were killed in action, and 87 who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two.

The Book of Honour in front of the Honour Board contains the names of those who served in World War Two.

A ceremony which placed the coping stone on Glenelg's war memorial effort was performed on Sunday afternoon, when the beautiful honour board in the vestibule of the Glenelg Memorial Town Hall was unveiled by the Mayor (Hon.H. Tassie, M.L.C), in the presence of a large gathering. The Mayor received the relatives of those who made the supreme sacrifice, and a large number of them viewed the roll before its unveiling. Moseley Square was barricaded off from a point opposite the police station, and the ceremony, which was of an impressive character, was a religious one.

Ald. J. E. Lawton (hon. treasurer of the war memorial committee), in formally handing over the honour roll to the Glenelg Town Council, said the ceremony marked the completion of the effort begun four and a half years ago, when a number of residents met and formed the Glenelg war memorial committee. The objective was £5,000, for the provision of a club room for returned soldiers, the furnishing of it, and an honour board. The board was a splendid sample of the joiners' art, and on it was written some 600 names of men who had done splendid service for the Empire. It was was a privilege, on behalf of the War Memorial Committee, to ask the Mayor to accept the honour board on behalf of the council.
The Register (Adelaide), 9 November 1925.

 

Location

Address:Jetty Road, Town Hall foyer, Glenelg, 5045
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.988333
Long: 138.520556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 8th November, 1925
Front Inscription

Town of Glenelg Incorporated MDCCCLV

Soldiers Memorial

The Great War 1914  1919  Honor Roll

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Those who fell

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Those who fell 1939 - 1945

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Source: MA,TOH
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