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The Whyalla Memorial Gates were originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War Two.

Plaques containing the names of the enlisted men who served in World War Two were added to the brick stonework of the gates which now contains a plaque dedicated to those who served in Vietnam including the name of a serviceman from Whyalla who was killed in action in that conflict. 

An arch has been erected over the gates.

As a memorial to those who enlisted from Whyalla in World War II,  gates are being erected at the Memorial Oval entrance at Bradford and Wileman street entrance. Plaques containing names of all enlisted men will be fixed to stonework wings of the memorial. The memorial erected in the old portion of the township to those who enlisted in World War I will be placed in position at the Memorial gates. Donations for this memorial now total £108. Much of the work has been done without charge and steel for the memorial has been supplied by the Broken Hill Pty. Co. Ltd. There still remains considerable cost in erecting the memorial, together with cost of making plaques, architect fees, and so on, for which finance is required.

The memorial will be unveiled on Anzac Day, when members of the RSL sub branch, members of the Air Training Corps and exservicemen's organisations will march to the gates, led by the Whyalla Citizens' Band.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 10 April 1952.



Address:Bradford & Wileman Streets, Whyalla, 5600
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.035821
Long: 137.570543
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 25th April, 1952
Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Right Side Inscription

Our fallen comrades
World War II  1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Total enlistments 377

The Broken Hill Propeitary Co. Ltd.

Plaque :

Erected by the Sailors Soldiers & Airmens Fathers Assos. & Ladies Auxiliary Whyalla Branch through public subscription

Opend by Mr. Essington Lewis C.H. on Fri. 25th. April. 1952.

Plaque :
Commemorating Australian Merchant Navy

In honour of all merchant seamen who paid the supreme sacrifice in unarmed ships that ran the gauntlet in war zones carrying supplies and cargoes, and transferring wounded, around the Australian coastline.

Fifty-one vessels were sunk and another 25 chased or attacked, including vessels which carried steelmaking cargoes between Whyalla and NSW

Unveiled by Whyalla Mayor Jim Pollock
11.  11. 2008

Plaque :

Vietnam 1962 - 1973
To those who served
Those wo made the supreme sacrifice
Whyalla`s own R. J. Abraham
K. I. A. 6th July 1969

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,TOH
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