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14-April-2015 (Sandra Tattersall)
14-April-2015 (Sandra Tattersall)

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A monument commemorates those who served in World War One.

In the presence of one of the largest and most representative gatherings which has assembled at Port Germein for several years, a most impressive ceremony was performed on Saturday afternoon, July 8.

As a token of their gratitude to those who responded to the Empire's call in the hour of its need,  the residents of the district have had erected in a central position in the town, a monument which would do credit to any country town in the State. Rev. F. E. Watts, of Port Pirie, said had met that afternoon-a very great occasion-to unveil a memorial to the soldiers of the district who had offered and given their lives in the greatest war in the history of the world.
Recorder (Port Pirie, SA), 11 July 1922.


Address:High Street, Port Germein, 5495
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.020486
Long: 138.000174
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Front Inscription

In memory of those who gave all (life itself) for God for King, country and freedom

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They watched the tall ships come and go.
They walked the hills and gullys.
They worked the farmlands and the gardens.
They laughed and they played in these streets, in this, the place of their childhood.

We will remember them 

Left Side Inscription

In honor of those who enlisted in the Great War for freedom in 1914 - 1918

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

In honor of those who enlisted for the Great War for freedom in 1914 - 1918 

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

In honor of those who enlisted in the Great War for freedom in 1914 - 1918

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Source: MA,TOH
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