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17-May-2016
17-May-2016

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A monument commemorates those who died in service of were killed in action in World War One and World War Two. The monument was originally erected to commemorate World War One.

A handsome memorial to soldiers is being erected at Mount Barker and is to be unveiled on December 24. His Excellency the Governor (Sir Tom Bridges) has been invited to perform the ceremony. The memorial is of artistic design. There is a massive base of granite, on which stands a graceful column surmounted by a fine figure, which has been especially procured from Italy. The contractor for the erection of the memorial is Mr. Sillett.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 14 December 1922.

Location

Address:Mann Street, Mount Barker, 5251
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.068361
Long: 138.859818
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Mr Sillett

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th December, 1922
Front Inscription

O valiant dead

[ Names ]

We salute you.

World War II 1939 - 45.

[ Names ]

[ Name ]
Vietnam 1960 - 73

 

 

Left Side Inscription

To the glory of God

This monument is erected by the people of Mount Barker as a memorial to hose from this palce who willingly laid down their lives in the Great War for freedom for the Empire and for Australia

1914 - 18. A. D. 

 

Back Inscription

As unknown and yet well known

As dying and behold they live

Right Side Inscription

War A.I.F. Service

ANZAC
Belgium
France
Egypt
Palestine
Mesopotamia
North Sea

Speak to the people that they go forward

Source: MA,TOH
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