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02-March-2015
02-March-2015

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An arch commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  The arch was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.

Today proved an eventful day in the history of Port Wakefield, for the unveiling ceremony of the War Memorial Arch, took place. No efforts have been spared for many weeks past to make the day a worthy and auspicious occasion. A large gathering attended the ceremony, including many members of the Returned Soldiers Association, who assembled en masse. The Mayor (Mr. W. G. Eatts) presided. The Mayor, in introducing Major W. F. J. McCann (President of the R.S.A.), extended to him. a warm welcome, and asked him to perform the unveiling ceremony.

Major McCann, in unveiling the tablets, expressed pleasure at the honour conferred upon him, and congratulated the residents of the town and district upon erecting such a beautiful edifice in memory of those gallant heroes, many of whom had and down their lives for their country. He was pleased to see such a large gathering of returned men present, to do honour to their fallen comrades.
The Register (Adelaide), 19 September 1927.

Location

Address:Drake Crescent, Port Wakefield, 5550
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.186366
Long: 138.149178
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th September, 1927
Front Inscription

Memorial Arch

 

Left Side Inscription

Port Wakefield and District Roll of Honor.
1914 - 1919

[ Names ]

Plaque :

In memory of the servicemen and women who served
1939 - 1945

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription
1914 - 1919
Right Side Inscription

Port Wakefield and District Roll of Honor.
1914 - 1919

[ Names ]

Plaque :

In memory of the servicemen and women who served in Korea, Malaya, Vietnam and Gulf War

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,TOH
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