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Tarlee War Memorial : 6-September-2011
Tarlee War Memorial : 6-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in World War One and World War Two. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate the fallen and returned of World War One and was unveiled on the 2nd May 1925.  The names of those who served in World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date. 

The original memorial was destroyed by a collision involving a stolen motor vehicle in 2012.  The memorial was reconstructed based on the photographs held on RSL Virtual Memorial Website and was re-dedicated by His Excellency the Governor of South Australia RADM Kevin Scarce, AC, CSC, RANVR on Remembrance Day 2013.

In the presence of the public from all parts of this district, the Chief Secretary (Hon. J Jelly), unveiled a beautiful memorial on Saturday afternoon last, May 2. The Riverton District Boy Scouts, under Rev. A. Webb, formed a guard of honour. The local school children under their headmaster, Mr. W. J. Dawson, flanked the monument.

The Chief Secretary thanked the president and the public for asking him to unveil the Soldiers' Memorial, in the unavoidable absence of the Premier (Hon. J. Gunn) who it was announced, would be present. In his remarks he spoke of the unity of the Empire, the quickly answered call of the Motherland, the willingness and self sacrifice of the Australian soldiers, the justly proud results of our Australian volunteers, the patient mourners of the fallen heroes, and appealed for strongest sympathy and practicable help toward the returned men and the incapacitated soldiers generally.
Kapunda Herald (SA), 8 May 1925.

Location

Address:Main North Road & Hallett Street , Tarlee, 5411
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.272369
Long: 138.770128
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:1914-08-04
Actual Event End Date:1919-06-28

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd May, 1925
Front Inscription

1914. - 1919.
 [ Names ]
THE ABOVE BRAVE MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE.

MEN WHO HAVE ANSWERED THE CALL FROM
TARLEE, AND DISTRICT.

1939 - 1945
[ Names ]  
Lest We Forget

Left Side Inscription

RETURNED HEROES.
[ Names ]

Back Inscription

RETURNED HEROES.  
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

RETURNED HEROES.
[ Names ]

Source: MA,RVWM
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