Soldiers` Memorial Gates Print Page
The gates were erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. The foundation stone was laid in 1923 and the gates were opened in 1924.
The opening of the memorial gates to the Recreation Ground took place on Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of spectators, and the proceedings were impressive. The ceremony was performed by Lieutenant -Colonel Pearce who lost three sons at the war and the Mayor (Mr.J. C. Fitzgerald M.P. ) presided. Pirie Soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice, numbered 200. Many of the returned men who were present at the ceremony bore the scars of war.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 29 April 1924.
|Address:||Gertrude Street & Memorial Drive, Port Pirie, 5540|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.179899|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 23rd February, 1923|
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This stone was laid by Lieut. Col. A. A. Pearce.. V.D. 25th Feb 1923
Lest We Forget
They gave their lives