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A monument commemortates 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 of World War One with the names of those who fell in World War Two added to the memorial on the 9th November, 1947.

On Friday afternoon, 5th inst, this ceremony was performed in the presence of a large gathering, including visitors. The monument is erected in the Main street, adjacent to the institute. The contractor was Mr. Tillett, of Adelaide, who deserves great credit for the workmanship displayed.  The monument represents a life-sized soldier of the A.I.F. The foundation con sists of cement concrete, above this is placed four large blocks of roughly dressed Angaston marble. On this is another block consisting of four panels. The front one contains the name of thirteen deceased soldiers, facing Main street.  The total cost of the structure is estimated at about £400.
Northern Argus (Clare), 19 August 1921.


Address:Main North Road ( Horrocks Highway), Next to Institute Building, Yacka, 5470
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.570821
Long: 138.444791
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 5th August, 1921
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

Erected in honour and to the memory of our heroes who fell in Second World War 1939 - 1945

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Their name liveth forever

Lest We Forget

Erected in honour and to the memory of our heroes who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918.

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Left Side Inscription

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."


Right Side Inscription
Erected by the public of Yacka and surrounding District, 1921
Source: MA,TOH
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