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Loxton Soldiers Memorial : 16-July-2011
Loxton Soldiers Memorial : 16-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The Loxton Soldiers Memorial is a band rotunda which commemorates those from the district who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected to the fallen of World War One. There are honour rolls and plaques attached to the outside walls of the rotunda.

The Loxton Soldiers' Memorial Bandstand is picturesquely situated in the  plantation of sugar gums opposite the Institute Hall on East Terrace. The building is hexagonal in shape, and is built of local stone, pointed and faced with cement. The floor, which is raised about 5 ft, is of red cement, and the roof of pressed steels, painted red, is supported on six rounded columns of cement. The building is lighted by electricity. Across the point is an arch of beaten brass bearing the inscription "Loxton Soldiers Memorial.'' The contractor for the work was Mr. J.H. Anderson, of Loxton, and the cost about £500. The amount was raised by public subscription. On Sunday, July 22 at 3.30 p.m., His Excellency the Governor will unveil a memorial tablet of brass containing the names of 13 local soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice. The plaque will be hung in the memorial building which has already been opened as a bandstand by Mr F. J Petch, chairman of the council
The Register (Adelaide), 14 July 1928.



Address:East Terrace, Loxton, 5333
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.452003
Long: 140.570536
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
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Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd July, 1928
Front Inscription

Loxton Soldiers Memorial



Left Side Inscription

The District`s tribute to those who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918 [ Names ]

Loxton and District.  In memory of the fallen of the 1939 - 45 war

Right Side Inscription

In honour of those who served in World War I [ Names ]

In honour of those who served in World War II [ Names ]

In honour of those who served in Korea Malaysia Borneo and Vietnam [ Names ]

Source: MA,TOH
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