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04-August-2014
04-August-2014

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The Soldiers War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One. Additional individual plaques have been added to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War One and World War Two. 

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.

Location

Address:Beach Road & Railway Terrace, Foreshore, Beachport, 5280
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.48234
Long: 140.014739
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

1914  1918
In Everlasting Memory

Beachport Soldiers
War Memorial

[ Names ]

Plaque :

1914 1918
In Everlasting Memory
      Of
Beachport Soldiers
War Memorial 
[ Names ]
1939 - 1945 [ Names ]

Plaque :

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.

Plaque :

In Memory Of
PRIVATE M. CORIGLIANO
Killed In Action In France
July 20th 1916

Plaque :

In Memory Of
SERGEANT C. HENDRY 
Killed In Action In France
April 2nd 1917.

Plaque :

In Memory Of
LCE. CPL. ROY C. CROWE 
48th Battn 12th Inf. Brigade
Killed In Action At Pozieres. April 11th 1917.

Plaque :

In Memory Of
3697 PTE. PATRICK WEIR
 "A" Coy. 27th Battn A.I.F.  
Killed In Action In France
Sept 2nd 1918.

Plaque : 

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

Source: MA, RVWM
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