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Kapunda War Memorial : 06-September-2011
Kapunda War Memorial : 06-September-2011

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A monument commemorates those who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The monument was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One with the names of those from World War Two added at a later date.

The movement to erect a monument in memory of the men from Kapunda and district who fell in the great war, culminated on Sunday afternoon last, when the unveiling ceremony was performed by Brig. General S. Price Weir, D.S.O., V.D., in the presence of a large and representative gathering. The idea of raising a monument in the town originated with Mr. W. V. Rule, who convened an open air meeting in December, 1920, at which he and Mr. E. W. Crewes (Mayor of Burra) spoke.

The statue is of marble, and stands 18 feet high. The base is in the form of three steps, then a pillar containing the names of the fallen, and on the top is the figure of an Australian soldier (life size) in mourning attitude—head slightly bowed and rifle reversed.
Kapunda Herald (SA), 28 April 1922.


Address:South Terrace & Kapunda Street, Kapunda, 5373
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.338919
Long: 138.916569
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd April, 1922
Front Inscription

We Forget

[ Names ]

1914 - 1919

And District
Fallen Soldiers Monument

Back Inscription

World War II
1939 - 1945
Lest We Forget

[ Names] 

Right Side Inscription

To Honour
Those Who Served
Korean War 1950 -1953
Vietnam War 1962 - 1973 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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