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Fallen Soldiers` Memorial : 02-November-2011
Fallen Soldiers` Memorial : 02-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Roger Johnson

A monument commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have served in conflcits in which Australia has been involved.

It was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One with the names of those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two added to the memorial in 1951. The memorial is surrounded by plaques commemorating conflicts in which Australia has been involved since the Boer War. The memorial was rededicated on the 29th October 2006.

The Memorial is a stone, granite and marble pillar which is surmounted by a polished trachyte platform on which stands a white Italian marble World War One infantryman holding a rifle and standing easy.

At the Naracoorte war memorial tomorrow, Mr. T. C. Eastick, State President of the R.S.L., will unveil tablets containing the names of men from the district who fell in World War 11. Ex-servicemen and women will march to the memorial, and at the conclusion of the ceremony, will march to the new R.S.L. clubrooms, which will be opened by Brig. T. C. Eastick.
Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA), 12 May 1951.

Location

Address:Smith Street, Naracoorte, 5271
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.955003
Long: 140.743969
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Wooles & Carpenter (Warrnambool, VIC)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 4th August, 1922
Front Inscription

SACRIFICE. IN MEMORIAM. NAMES OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. (Names)

THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF THE NARACOORTE DISTRICT, IN PROUD, LOVING, AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THESE, THEIR BRAVE LADS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."

UNVEILED BY LIEUT. COL. W. C. N. WAITE ON 4TH AUGUST 1922

Left Side Inscription

FORTITUDE. IN MEMORIAM.

NAMES OF THOSE WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR II (Names)

UNVEILED BY BRIGADIER. T. G. EASTICK D.S.O., E.D. ON 13TH MAY 1951

Back Inscription

COURAGE. IN MEMORIAM.

NAMES OF THOSE WHO FELL WORLD WAR II (Names)

KOREA. VICTORY

Source: MA,TOH
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