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Soldiers Memorial Arch : 27-April-2011
Soldiers Memorial Arch : 27-April-2011

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The Soldiers Memorial Arch was originally erected in memory of those who fell in World War One. The memorial arch now commemorates those who served in World War Two and Post World War Two conflicts.

As was truly said by one of the speakers on Tuesday last, April 25 the unveiling of the Kadina and District Soldiers' Memorial was perhaps one of the closing public acts in connection with the Great War. In the present instance it was coincident with the celebration of "Anzac Day" and this fact made the large gathering and the ceremony memorable indeed.  Cr. Roach, who was received with applause, thanked the soldiers for the high honor they had conferred upon him in asking him to unveil the memorial. He had endeavored to do his duty during the war as Mayor of the town, and he was deeply grateful for their appreciation. As chairman of the Memorial Fund Committee, he wished to inform them how the money had been raised and spent. In April, 1919, the citizens of Kadina and District had subscribed to an appeal for a memorial to those who had made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War, and an amount of about £1,500 had been collected.

Various proposals were suggested and in March, 1921, a new proposal was brought forward, to approach the Education Department and try to obtain a High School for Kadina. The returned men expressed their willingness to donate £1,000 towards the memorial High School, and the Minister of Education agreed to the scheme. The result of these negotiations was that we would have shortly a High School that will be a lasting memorial to the brave men who fought for us, and a benefit of inestimable value to their children and children's children. The balance was used to erect the Memorial Arch and the statue of the soldier, entirely designed by the soldiers themselves, at a cost of £540. Two guns would be mounted, one at either pillar, and these would be to hand after the Melbourne Trophy Exhibition.
The Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA), 29 April 1922.

Location

Address:Digby & Taylor Streets, Victoria Square, Kadina, 5554
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.962189
Long: 137.714789
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 1922
Front Inscription

1914 - 1919

Left Side Inscription

In memory of the service men and women who served Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam.

Lest We Forget

(plaque 2 )
Vietnam 1962 to 1973 [Name]

(inside plaque)

FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1914 TO MEMORY 1918
OF THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
(Names)

Right Side Inscription

IN MEMORY OF
THE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO SERVED
1939-1945
LEST WE FORGET

(inside plaque)
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1914 TO THE MEMORY 1918
OF THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR

(Names)

Source: TOH, MA
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