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Victor Harbour Memorial Crypt : 25-December-2012
Victor Harbour Memorial Crypt : 25-December-2012

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Victor Harbour Cenotaph commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The cenotaph was originally unveiled in 1932 to commemorate those from the district who enlisted in World War One and the honour rolls were unveiled on the cenotaph in 1936.  The names of those who served in World War Two are also listed on the memorial. A plaque was added to the memorial to commemorate all conflicts.

As at 15-March 2015, all the plaques have been either removed or stolen from the monument.

Vandals damaged the £80 monolith recently erected by the Victor Harbor branch of the Returned Soldiers' League in the Soldiers' Memorial Gardens. Several cornices were broken and other damage estimated at £3 done. The monolith was unveiled by Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven on November 27.
News (Adelaide), 7 February 1933.

In 1933 (sic) local members of the Returned Soldiers League erected a monolith costing £90 in the Memorial Gardens, and tomorrow the Governor (Sir Winston Dugan), win unveil brass honor rolls containing 104 names of men who went to the war. Twenty-one memorial tablets will also be attached to memorial trees, and will have inscribed the names of those whose lives were lost.
The Mail (Adelaide), 10 October 1936.

Location

Address:Flinders Parade, Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Victor Harbor, 5211
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.555073
Long: 138.624897
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th November, 1932
Front Inscription

 1939 1945 

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Left Side Inscription

1914 - 1918

In memory of those who enlisted from this District for service in the Great War

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

1914 - 1918

In memory of those who enlisted from this District for service in the Great War

[ Names ] 

 

To commemorate all who served in the Australian Forces at home and abroad in all conflicts and in peace

Sudan, Boer War, Boxer Rebellion, Natal Rebellion, WW1, Russia 1919, WWII, Berlin Airlift, BCOF Japan, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Gulf War, Somalia, Afghanistan, East Timor, Iraq

Erected by R.S.L. Victor Harbor

 

Right Side Inscription

1914 - 1918

In memory of those who enlisted from this District for service in the Great War

[ Names ] 

Source: MA,TOH
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