Truro Soldiers` MemorialPrint Page
A monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One and World War Two.
The memorial was originally erected to commemorate the fallen soldiers of World War One whose names are listed on the memorial. The memorial also lists the names of two soldiers Privates Burnett and Wuttke who drowned after they returned home from the war. The names of those who lost their lives in World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date.
The unveiling of the Truro Soldiers' Memorial took place on Violet Sunday, July 31st, a large number of people attending. Miss Merton before unveiling the memorial, gave an address. She said: "I fully appreciate the great honour you have paid me in asking me to unveil this memorial to those gallant Truro heroes who fell fighting for King and country; there is no greater honor you could have conferred on me. These men were true Australians, but they did not forget they were British, and when the motherland was in trouble they sprang to arms heard the call." The memorial was unveiled to the fallen heroes who made the sacrifice for King and country and also to Pte. S. R. Burnett and A. P.Wuttke, who were drowned soon after fheir return home.
The memorial stands about 14 ft. high, and is made of South Australian and New South Wales granite. The pedestal on which names are inscribed is of New South Wales granite, beautifully polished, and the figure of a soldier on top is of Angaston marble. The whole of the work was done by Mr. A.S. Tillett .(S.A. Monumental Works, Adelaide), and does credit to him.
Kapunda Herald (SA), 12 August 1921
|Address:||Moorundie Street (Sturt Highway), In Front of Truro Hall , Truro, 5356|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.408702|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||Arthur Heinicke (Adelaide, S.A.)|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Mr. A. S. Tillett (Adelaide, S.A.)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 31st July, 1921|
Truro Soldiers` Memorial
In honor of those who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1918
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Died since their return from war.
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In memory of those who gave their lives in World War II
1939 - 1945.
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