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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.
|Address:||Burra Road & Belvidere Road, Saddleworth, 5413|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.082714|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Mr W.J. Neill|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 23rd September, 1922|
ERECTED IN HONOR OF SOLDIERS OF SADDLEWORTH AND DISTRICT WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD`S WAR 1914 - 1919
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Lest We Forget
WORLD WAR II
In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice
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"They kept for you this rendezvous with death
11th Nov., 1954
In recognition of those who served in the wars in Korea, Malaya, Borneo & Vietnam.