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02-September-2016
02-September-2016

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The Happy Valley War Memorial commemorates those who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. In 1998 the memorial was restored and the names of those who had served in subsequent conflicts were added to the memorial.

The people of O'Halloran Hill and Happy Valley have erected in the form of a marble obelisk, a memorial to the soldiers who enlisted from there. On Saturday the unveiling took place in the presence of a large gathering of people. Mrs Keane, the mother of five sons who served at the front unveiled the monument, after which the children headed by Miss  Ethel Wright, placed wreaths on the monument in memory of the seven men who had made the supreme sacrifice. Captain Rudd. M.P. in an address spoke in eulogistic terms of the work of the A.I.F.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 24 May 1921.

Location

Address:Chandlers Hill Road & Herrings Lane, Keane War Memorial Gardens, Happy Valley, 5159
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.078625
Long: 138.563349
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link: http://www.rslvirtualwarmemorial.o…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 21st May, 1921
Front Inscription

HEROES OF THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOMS CAUSE
(Names)
LEST WE FORGET

Left Side Inscription

WORLD WAR 2 1939 - 1945
(Names)

 

Back Inscription
AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS
1939 - 1945
IN HONOUR OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO SERVED AUSTRALIA
IN TIME OF CONFLICT
DURING WORLD WAR II
LEST WE FORGET
Right Side Inscription
RETURNED
(Names)
Source: RVWM, MA
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