Truro Soldiers` MemorialPrint Page Print this page


Photographs supplied by John Huth

The Soldiers` Memorial commemorates those from the district 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
Long: 139.126975
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
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
Front Inscription


         In Honor,
Of Those Men Of This District
Who Gave Their Lives In
The Great War 1914 - 1918

       [ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

Died Since Their Return
From War.

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Of Those Who Gave Their
Lives In World War II

1939 - 1945.

[ Names ]

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