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29-August-2017
29-August-2017
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The monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One and World War Two.  It was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in 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.

 

 

Location

Address:Main Street & Railway Terrace, Owen, 5460
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.270436
Long: 138.5468
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 11th August, 1920
Front Inscription

For King and Country

Fallen heroes in the Great War

1914 - 1919

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

For King and Country

Fallen heroes

1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Source: MA,TOH
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