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23-February-2011
23-February-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Erich Nussbaumer

Springton War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in World War One and World War Two. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One with the names of those who served in World War Two, including Women's Services added to the memorial at a later date.

The Australian grey granite monument erected by the residents to perpetuate the memory of those soldiers associated with Springton, who fought in the great war was unveiled on the 25th October by Mr. Angas Parsons, M.P., who was introduced by the Chairman of the committee (Mr. J. J. W. Naughton). The monument was veiled with the seventh war loan honor flag, and, when Mr. Parsons removed this, it was seen that the stone contained 13 names, four of which were those of soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice.
The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA), 7 November 1919.

Location

Address:Eden Valley Road, Springton, 5235
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.706888
Long: 139.089535
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:October, 1919
Front Inscription

Roll of Honor The Great War. 1914 - 1919.

Died for King and Country [Names]

To teach that he who saves himself is lost.  To bear in silence though our hearts might bleed.  To spend themselves, and never count the cost, for others greater need.  This was their part.

Erected by residents of Springton District

Left Side Inscription

 Fought for King and Country [Names]

Back Inscription

Honour Roll World War II [Names]

Womens Services [Names]

Right Side Inscription

 Fought for King and Country [Names]

Source: TOH, MA
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