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The Owen War Memorial commemorates those who lost their lives in World War One and World War Two. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of World War One.
A roll of honor in memory of the volunteers from Owen was unveiled on Wednesday by his Excellency the Governor. He was attended by Captain Somerset, and among those present were Messrs. A. W. Robinson., M.P., and J. McLachlan, M.P., and the Hon. W. G. Duncan.
After unveiling the monument his Excellency said it would commemorate the sacrifice made by the men of that district in the common cause of freedom. The parents and relatives of the fallen would know that the memorial would be a tangible object to them, and they knew they had the re spect and honor of that neighborhood. He specially referred to Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Richards, to whom he offered sympathy, gratitude, and respect. He hoped that for all time everybody would make it a practice to take notice of that monument. He wondered whether they realised what the men did at the front. Every necessity of life and every luxury the people enjoyed in this country they owed entirely to the soldiers.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 14 August 1920.
|Address:||Main Street & Railway Terrace, Owen, 5460|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.270436|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 11th August, 1920|