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Uraidla War Memorial commemorates those who lost their lives in World War One and World War Two. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those from Uraidla and District who lost their lives in World War One. It is a marble monument enclosed within a wire mesh fence, comprising an octagonal tapered pillar in two sections surmounted by a Cross of Sacrifice, embossed on the Cross is a smaller Cross.

Uraidla was the scene of an impressive ceremony on Sunday afternoon, when His Excellency the Governor (Sir Archibald Weigall) unveiled a memorial to the fallen soldiers of the district.  Although the sky was overcast with clouds, the weather was ideal, and a huge crowd of residents from the surrounding districts gathered to witness the ceremony. The memorial is in the form of an obeiisk, and occupies a commanding position at the entrance of the Memorial Park, which was purchased in 1920 by means of subscriptions, and officially opened on Anzac Day in the same year. The monument, including the concrete base, is 14 ft high, and cost approximately £170-£135 of which has already been raised.
The Register (Adelaide), 27 March 1922.


Address:Swamp Road, Memorial Park, Uraidla, 5142
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.957267
Long: 138.742661
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th March, 1922
Source: TOH, MA
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