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A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally unveiled to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War One.

The district memorial to fallen soldiers was unveiled on January 6. By 4 o'clock a vast crowd surrounded the monument, which was covered with the Union Jack and the Commonwealth flag. A combined choir from the various churches, with Mrs. Woollacott at the organ, opened the proceedings with the hymn,  ''O God our help in ages past." The ceremony of unveiling the memorial was performed by Brigadier-General S. Price-Weir, D.S.O., V.D.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 14 January 1922.


Address:Second Street (R M Williams Way) , Orroroo, 5431
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.733906
Long: 138.612928
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 6th January, 1922
Front Inscription

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Erected by the residents of the District of Orroroo in memory of the men who fell in the World War.

1914 - 1918

Back Inscription

World War II
1939 - 1945

A tribute to those who served

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Lest we forget

Right Side Inscription

Roll of Honour

To those who served in the Vietnam conflict  1962 - 1969

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Unveiled by D. St. Clair R.S.L. State Councillor

Source: TOH, MA
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