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16-May-2015
16-May-2015

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The Morchard War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those from the district who lost their lives in World War One. The memorial was erected by the residents as a tribute to all Australians who served in World War One.

Two additional names, of those who lost their lives in World War Two, have been added to the memorial.

Last weekend was both a lively and impressive one for the residents of Morchard in particular, and of the district generally, for on Saturday evening Mr. Sammy Lunn, M.B.E., at the invitation of the Morchard Memorial Committee, addressed a crowded hall on his recent trip around the battlefields of France and Flanders, and on Sunday at 3 p.m., he unveiled the memorial in the presence of a large assembly. After scripture reading and prayer Mr. Lunn proceeded to unveil the memorial and spoke with deep feeling. He considered it an honor to be given this duty as his heart was in all work connected with the soldiers, and there was nothing too great which might be done to show the deep feeling of gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifice made. Out of 52 names on the Honor Roll, 12 had made the supreme sacrifice.
The Times and Northern Advertiser, Peterborough, South Australia (SA), 20 October 1922.

 

Location

Address:Orroroo-Wilmington Road (B56) , Morchard, 5431
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.720231
Long: 138.491642
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th October, 1922
Front Inscription
FROM THIS DISTRICT, THE
FOLLOWING MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE.
[Names]

THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOREVER

ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF MORCHARD,
AS A TRIBUTE TO ALL AUSTRALIANS.
WHO ENLISTED FOR SERVICE IN THE
GREAT EUROPEAN WAR.
1914 -1919.
*GREAT WORLD WAR. 1939 -1945. 
Source: MA
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