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The Meadows War Memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those from the Kondoparinga district who served in World War One.

To perpetuate the memory and recognise services rendered to King and country by the local men who enlisted for the war, or whose parents resided in the district of Kondoparinga,  a committee, with the assistance of the district council, by subscriptions have had erected on the council`s grounds in the centre of the town, by the institute, an imposing monument. The work which has been creditably carried out by Mr. Phelps, of Kilkenny, is composed chiefly out of marble from the Macclesfield Quarry, which is of an excellent appearance, and relieved by the name scrolls being of Angaston marble. The monument consists of a rough base with polished block, bearing on scrolls on either sides the names of more than 100 names of the soldiers. A middle pedestal completes the memorial, which stands 15 ft high. On May 24 the unveiling ceremony took place, and there was a large attendance, presided over by Mr. James Stone. The Rev. T. Theobold performed the unveiling ceremony and delivered appropriate remarks.
Southern Argus (Port Elliot, SA), 3 June 1920


Address:Mawson Road, Meadows, 5201
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.181559
Long: 138.759533
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Mr Phelps


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 24th May, 1920
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

Heroes from the District of Kondoparinga.

1914 The Great War 1919

Killed on the field of battle

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1939 The World War 1945 

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R.A.N.  A.M.F.
Honouring the men & women from Meadows & District who served in the Australian Armed Forces 1939 to 1973

World War II.  Korea.  Malaya.  Borneo.  Vietnam.

"Lest We Forget

R.A.A.F.  M.N.

Left Side Inscription

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Back Inscription

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Right Side Inscription

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Source: MA,TOH
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