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20-July-2017
20-July-2017

Photographs supplied by Mary Beaven

The West Torrens War Memorial was erected in memory of the fallen and those who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

The Cross of Sacrifice was unveiled by the Governor (Sir Willoughby Norrie) in 1951 and additional plaques were added to the memorial in 1995.  The memorial is stone with the Cross of Sacrifice and the majority of the plinth is some type of sandstone with bronze elements.  The lowest course of the monument plinth is granite.

As the result of a conference last night between representatives of the West Torrens Council, district of the RSL and the Fathers' Association, plans for the construction of a garden centre as a war memorial on 3½ acres of land south of the West Torrens Council chambers will be submitted for approval to the next meeting of the full council on March 25. The area on which it is proposed to construct the memorial is at the corner of Brooker terrace and Rowland road. Hilton. The plans embody, as a central design, a memorial garden with a cross of sacrifice in the background. Land in the vicinity will be laid out in tennis courts and croquet lawns. A children's play ground will be included.
Advertiser (Adelaide),  5 March 1947.

Location

Address:Brooker Terrace, West Torrens Memorial Gardens, Hilton, 5033
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.93336
Long: 138.561795
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 15th April, 1951
Front Inscription

WEST TORRENS WAR MEMORIAL
ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
1914-1918              1939-1945
MALAYA                  VIETNAM
KOREA                    GULF


Plaque:
IN THEIR SACRIFICE WAS OUR SALVATION

Plaque: 
These Plaques Were Dedicated By His Worship The Mayor Of West Torrens George Roberston OAM. JP
And Unveiled On The 26th January 1996
City Manager T.M. Starr


Plaque: 
                     LEST WE FORGET
THIS MEMORIAL GARDEN WAS DEDICATED
                              AND
THE CROSS OF SACRIFICE UNVEILED
                                BY
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR SIR CHARLES W.M. NORRIE
K.C.M.G. C.B. D.S.O. M.C.
SUNDAY APRIL 15TH 1951
VERNON S. SHEPHARD   C.R.J. VEALE
TOWN CLERK                    MAYOR

Back Inscription

CITY OF WEST TORRENS AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS

This Plaque Commemorates The 50TH ANNIVERSARY Of The Declaration Of Peace 
1945 -1995

Unveiled By  His Worship The Mayor GEORGE ROBERTSON OAM, JP On 26th January, 1995

City Manager 
T.M.Starr


 

Source: TOH, MA
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