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Saddleworth War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.

Saturday was a memorable day in the history of Saddleworth. On that afternoon the unveiling of the soldiers' memorial took place. The monument has been erected at the junction of the main street with the Burra and Riverton road on a piece of ground presented by Mr. Heaslip, and can be seen for some distance along either road. It was designed and built by Mr. W. J. Neill, of Moonta. The edifice stands about 17 feet high on a foundation of concrete 10 feet square, surrounded by a stone wall 17 feet square.

A figure of an Australian soldier carved in Italian marble surmounts the pedestal.  The pedestal is made of polished Harcourt granite, and has the names of 17 men who made the supreme sacrifice, inscribed on the eastern face. On the northern and southern faces are the names of 50 other volunteers.
The Register (Adelaide), 26 September 1922.

Location

Address:Burra Road & Belvidere Road, Saddleworth, 5413
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.082714
Long: 138.780204
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Mr W.J. Neill

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd September, 1922
Front Inscription

ERECTED IN HONOR OF SOLDIERS OF SADDLEWORTH AND DISTRICT WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD`S WAR 1914 - 1919

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

1939 1945
WORLD WAR II

In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice

[ Names ]

"They kept for you this rendezvous with death

11th Nov., 1954

Plaque :

In recognition of those who served in the wars in Korea, Malaya, Borneo & Vietnam.

 

Source: TOH, MA
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