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Maitland War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. The names of those who enlisted in World War Two and Vietnam were added at a later date.

General Sir Tom Bridges, the Governor, unveiled a war memorial at Maitland. In doing so His Excellency said —To the Glory of God and in everlasting memory of the men of Maitland and district who died in the great war, I unveil this memorial. The names you see inscribed here are the names of men of spirit and enterprise, worthy followeres of the pioneers of the Peninsula.  Thanks to them, Australia is safe to live in today.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 20th April 1923.

The memorial, which is of stately and unusual design, has been built to the plans and specifications of Mr. C. W. Rutt, F.S.A.I.A., by Mr. A. S. Tillett, at a cost of £1,525. The central pillar of finely dressed and moulded freestone rests on a base of blue Macclesfield marble, under which is a foundation of solid concrete. On the face of the marble block are carved the words, 'The Great War, 1914-19', and in a niche beneath the cornice of the pillar is a bay laurel wreath. Let into miniature pillars on either side of the main structure are panels of bronze upon which are cast the names of the 96 men who represented Maitland and district in the A I.F. The names of the 14 who made the supreme sacrifice, are on a like bronze panel recessed as a shrine in the rear of the middle tower.
The Register (Adelaide), 20 April 1923.


Address:Robert Street & Roger Terrace, Maitland, 5573
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.371322
Long: 137.674515
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Mr C.W. Rutt (Architect)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 19th April, 1923
Front Inscription


 1914 - 1919

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription

"The foundation stone of this memorial was laid by Capt. Harry Butler A.F.C. on 20th September 1922.

The memorial was unveiled by His Excellency, the Governor of South Australia Lieut. Gen. Sir G. T. M. Bridges, K.C.M.G. on 19th April 1923."

Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Source: TOH, MA
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