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6-September-2011 (Roger Johnson)
6-September-2011 (Roger Johnson)

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A monument commemorates old scholars from Clare who died in service or were killed in World War One.  The original plaque is in the National Trust Museum. The plaque was unveiled at the site of the Soldiers Memorial Plot.

The ceremony of unveiling the tablet at the Clare Old Scholars Memorial Plot took place on Wednesday afternoon in the presence of a large crowd of spectators, including the children of the Clare High and Public Schools. The plot was planted in 1918 by the pupils of the Clare Public School, each tree planted being in memory of an old scholar of the school who had given his life in the late war. The ceremony of the unveiling was performed by the Mayoress (Mrs Duncan Menzies).

Mrs Menzies performed that ceremony, and said that it gave her great pleasure to unveil the tablet to the memory of the fallen soldiers, and hoped the trees would always keep them in public remembrance. At the request of Mr Brebner the crowd stood in silence for one minute in memory of the fallen soldiers. The school children sang 'The Song of Australia,' and Dr O Wien-Smith, chairman of the high school council, proposed a vote of thanks to the Mayoress for unveiling the tablet.
Northern Argus (Clare), 14 November 1924.

Location

Address:Farrells Flat Road & Christison Avenue, Soldiers Park, Clare, 5453
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.829483
Long: 138.610091
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of old scholars of Clare schools who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918

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Source: MA,TOH
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