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The War Memorial was erected in memory of those from the town and district who fought in World War One.

The unveiling ceremony in connection with the Curramulka District Soldiers' Memorial took place on Sunday afternoon last at Curramulka. The following was the order of service:—National Anthem ; Hymn ,Rock of Ages ; Prayer by the Rev.J. H. Pointon ; hymn, The Recessional ; unveiling ceremony by Mrs. Jos. Campion. After the " Last Post" had sounded, the hymn, " O God,our Help in Ages Past," was sung. A very fine address was delivered by the Rev. Arthur Strange. When the National Anthem had again been sung, the proceedings closed with prayer offered by Rev. C. W. E. Swan.The gathering was well-attended and people were present from all parts of the Peninsula. The attendance was estimated at 900. It was an ideal Sabbath day and the ceremony throughout was solemnly carried out. The following names of those who paid the supreme sacrifice are engraved on the stone:—G. G. Campion,W. E. Campion, A. Cornelius, R. L. Gadd, C. Gardiner, C. Giles, W. Goldfinch, H. J. Kemp, A. P. Martin, G. Sellick, A. N. Tucker, R. M. Tucker, and M. L. Way. Mr F. B. Wreford, the Hon. Secretary, deserves credit for his untiring efforts in making the function such a success. Mrs. S. D. Tucker presided at the organ in her usual efficient manner. The orchestra and choir led the singing. Good seating accommodation had been provided for mothers and wives, and also for the Diggers and their friends.The monument is a very fine one,and was erected at a cost of £500. Mr. G. E. Lovelock Chairman of the Memorial Committee, announced a collection toward the cost of a fence to protect the Memorial. 
Pioneer (Yorketown, SA), 3 June 1922.

 

Location

Address:Main Street, Curramulka, 5580
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.697663
Long: 137.711757
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
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Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th May, 1922
Source: SKP,RVWM, MA
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