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Port Pirie War Memorial : 25-April-2012
Port Pirie War Memorial : 25-April-2012

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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
Long: 138.007843
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 23rd February, 1923
Front Inscription

In Memoriam

1914 1918
Fallen Heroes
[ Names ]

This stone was laid by Lieut. Col. A. A. Pearce.. V.D. 25th Feb 1923

Left Side Inscription

Lest We Forget 

Right Side Inscription

They gave their lives

Source: MA,TOH
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