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29-July-2018 (Bryan Cole)
29-July-2018 (Bryan Cole)

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The War Memorial commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One and World War Two. The monument was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of World War One with the names of those from World War Two added to the memorial at a later date.

An "Australia Remembers" plaque has also been affixed to the memorial. Behind the monument is a commemoration wall which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli and contains plaques to theatres of war in which Australia has been involved from 1915 to 1965. 

The memorial was re-dedicated on the 25th April 2015, to coincide with the centenary of ANZAC. 

The monument is a cast bronze statue of a World War One soldier with rifle at the on-guard position, standing on a granite pedestal on a granite plinth and three stepped granite and concrete base. The memorial was unveiled by His Excellency The Governor, Sir Tom Bridges on the 30th March 1924 in front of 1000 people. The tablet bears the names of 37 fallen. The cost of the memorial was £650. A German field gun was presented to the town as a war trophy.
The Register (Adelaide) 31st March 1924.

 

Location

Address:Randell Street, Mannum, 5238
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.915878
Long: 139.31052
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:A. W. Dobbie & Co Limited (Adelaide, SA)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 30th March, 1924
Front Inscription

GREAT WAR
Our Glorious Dead

[ Names ]

1914 - 1919

Plaque :

MANNUM
WAR MEMORIAL
UNVEILED BY THE
GOVERNOR
SIR TOM BRIDGES
30th. MARCH 1924

Left Side Inscription

AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS
1945 - 1995
50th ANNIVERSARY

Dedicated To Those Who Served
Overseas And At Home To Ensure
Enduring Peace In Australia

Back Inscription

WORLD WAR 11
IN REMEMBRANCE 

[ Names ]

1939 - 1945

Inscription in Proximity

COMMEMORATION
      WALL 
1915 ~ 1965
[Conflict Plaques] 

 Plaque:
This Plaque Commemorates
The Re-Dedication Of The
Mannum War Memorial
To Coincide With The Centenary
       Of ANZAC
        25th April 2015

Source: MA,RVWM
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