www.monumentaustralia.org.au

St Peters War MemorialPrint Page Print this page

30-August-2017
30-August-2017

Photographs supplied by Robert Morris

The St Peters War Memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

It was originally erected to commemorate those from St Peters who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

On Sunday next the St. Peters Soldiers' Memorial will be unveiled by His Excellency the Governor at 4 p.m. The base of the memorial is constructed of Angaston marble and is surmounted by the figure of an Australian infantryman with arms reversed, sculptured in Italian marble. The cost was defrayed from public subscription, and the memorial is a fitting tribute to the St. Peters heroes who gave up their lives in the Great War. The general public and returned soldiers are invited to attend the ceremony of unveiling, and the official handing over of the memorial to the Mayor and corporation of the town.
The Register (Adelaide), 9 February 1922.

Location

Address:St Peters Street & First Avenue, Median Strip, St Peters, 5069
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.909853
Long: 138.625281
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:
Actual Event End Date:

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th February, 1922
Front Inscription

In memory of the St Peters heroes who fell in the Great War
1914 - 1919.

"Their reward also is with the Lord and the care of them is with the most high."
Wisdom V. 15.

"Halt, stranger, ere thou passest here,
and gaze on this great stone, well wrought
to mark the death of those who fought
for Empire`s cause - Aye, linger near."

"Ten thousand miles from here their bones are laid;
But yet their spirits live with us and shine ;
This stone records their sacrifice divine,
and proves to all, their glory shall not fade." 

World War II      Malaya
1939 - 1945      1948 - 1960
                          1964 - 1965

Korea                Borneo
1950 - 1954      1962 - 1966 

                          Vietnam
                          1962 - 1973

Unveiled by His Excellency the Governor Sir Archibald Weigall K.C.M.G.

February 12th 1922.

 

Source: MA,TOH
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design