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The Soldiers Memorial Park was created to commemorate those from the district who enlisted in World War One. The park has an entrance of arched gates.
In 2015, an avenue of trees and Returned Services League roses were planted at the entrance to the park for the anniversary celebrations of ANZAC Day.
Several years ago a committee purchased recreation grounds for a Soldiers Memorial Park at Kingscote. By working bees, the ground has been graded, grassed, and planted with trees. The memorial gates are of ornamental ironwork, with cement pillars, 10 ft.high, which supports a fine ornamental arch. On the main pillars marble slabs are affixed, that on the left bears the following inscription— "To the honour of those who enlisted in the district for service in the great war , 1914-1918, this park was purchased, improved and gates erected by public subscription."
The gates were then opened by Mr. Huld, and at the invitation of the chairman the parents of the soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice passed through the gates, followed by the parents of those who enlisted, the returned men, and the public.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 25 November 1922.
|Address:||Centenary Avenue, Kingscote Oval, Kingscote, 5223|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.648789|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Manufacturer:||Mr V. R. Boothby (Gates)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 16th November, 1922|
To The Honour Of Those
Who Enlisted From This
District For Service In
The Great War
This Park Was Purchased, Improved,
And Gates Erected By Public Subscription.
A force which has for generations past,
Impelled men on to deeds which live forever;
A force that ne'er will die while true men last,
That never will fade but in some high endeavour.
Unite brave men of every creed and cast
A love which knows no question, but through fire,
Through water and through hell, if be the need,
Will drive men onward to a goal much higher,
That can attained by thought of gain or creed,
A love all powerful, all supreme, the love of Empire