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Burnside District Memorial Avenues were planted to commemorate those from the district who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.
An impressive ceremony took place on July 19, at Rose Park, when Soldiers' Memorial avenues were planted at Alexandra Avenue and Prescott Terrace in the presence of a large company of spectators, in honor of the soldiers who enisted from the Burnside district, with a special tree to each of the men who fell. The chairman of the Burnside District Council (Councillor J. A. Harper) presided. His Excellency the Governor was received by the chairman and other members of the council, a guard of honor being formed by the 1st Troop Rose Park Boy Scouts. Selections were played by the Rose Park School Band.
Mr. F Johns (secretary of the Memorial Committee) announced that he had had handed to him 70 patriotic emblems, bearing devices of the Allied nations, which were to be given to the relatives who planted trees that day in memory of the fallen. They had been presented by Mesdames Leon and Mouchette and were intended as souvenirs of the occasion. Chaplain Rev. G. W. Kendrew offered the dedicatory prayer.
His Excellency planted the first tree,and the Premier, the chairman of the District Council, the ohairman of the Improvement Association, and Colonel Price Weir, D.S.O. also planted trees. Relatives of the fallen men followed, and Troop-leader Albert Ind sounded 'The Last Post.' About 80 men from the district have fallen.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 26th July 1919.
|Address:||Prescott Terrace & Alexandra Avenue, Behind War Memorial, Rose Park, 5067|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.930831|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Avenue of Honour|
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|