Soldiers War Memorial Print Page
The Soldiers War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. Additional plaques have been added to commemorate those who have served in other conflicts.
Monument characteristics :
Wooden rotunda with a brass plaque in the shape of a shield on a wooden base.
A well attended meeting was, convened to consider the question of erecting a soldier's memorial to commemorate the heroism of the soldiers who left the district. Mr. C. Corigliano was elected president and Mr. E. J. Peake secretary, supported by a strong committee. It was decided that a rotunda be erected on the foreshore, and that sufficient funds be collected.
Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA), 19 September 1919.
|Address:||Beach Road & Railway Terrace, Foreshore, Beachport, 5280|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.48234|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
1914 1918 in everlasting memory
Beachport Soldiers War Memorial
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Beachport Soldiers War Memorial in everlasting memory of [ Names ]
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In memory of L/Cpl C. J. Pretty who after serving his King and Country nobly at Gallipoli died at Heliopolis, Egypt Jan. 30th 1916.
In memory of Private M. Corigliano killed in action in France July 20th 1916
In memory of Sergeant C. Hendry killed in action in France April 2nd 1917.
In memory of Lce. Cpl. Roy C. Crowe 48th Battn 12th Inf. Brigade killed in action at Pozieres. April 11th 1917.
In memory of 3697 Pte. Patrick Weir "A" Coy. 27th Battn A.I.F. Killed in action on France Sept 2nd 1918.
This plaque is a memorial to Able Seamen W. L. E. Danswan & T. W. Todd who lost their lives at Beachport on 14 July 1941 when a German mine they were destroying exploded
These men were the first casualties due to enemy action on Australian soil in World War II
Lest We Forget