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War Memorial Drive was dedicated in memory of those who lost their lives in World War One. The memorial drive was opened in 1919 and the last section of the drive was completed in 1925.
The War Memorial Drive in Adelaide was officially opened on Thursday morning. The new road forms the first section of a carriage drive along the northern bank of the River Torrens, and the Lord Major (Mr Glover) had contributed £500 towards its cost. The entrance near the Avenue road end of the carriageway was decorated with flags. There was a good attendance of citizens, including his Excellency the Governor (Sir Henry Gilway), the Lord Mayor, and the Minister of Repatriation (Hon. E. A. Anstey). The Governor said the avenue would be one more memorial to the glorious dead and he hoped it would be planted on both sides with trees as memorials to individual soldiers.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 31 October 1919.
|Address:||War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, 5000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.915195|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 30th October, 1919|
City of Adelaide
War Memorial Drive
This first section the joint gift of the Lord Mayor and the citizens opened by His Excellency the Governor Sir H. L. Galway, K.C.M.G., D.S.O. October 30th 1919.
The fourth and last section completed October 30th 1925.
Charles R. J. Glover. Lord Mayor 1918-1919, 1924-1925.
H. P. Beaver, Town Clerk