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The Howard Pope Garden was dedicated in memory of World War One veterans on the 80th anniversary of the Armistice of 1918. 

The garden was named after World War One veteran Howard Pope. Howard was awarded the Legion d'Honneur (Fr) by the French Government at the Australian National Memorial, on the 4th July 1998  to mark the appreciation of the French Government during the 80th Anniversary year of the end of hostilities in the Great War.  While travelling with the official party he remarked that he came through the period from late 1917 onwards without a scratch while many around him were killed or wounded, a fact that played on his mind for years afterwards.

Howard passed away suddenly the following year (1999) having to that point remained relatively healthy and mobile.  A Memorial Service was conducted at the Repatriation Hospital at Daw Park in Adelaide's south, which was attended by many of the soldiers who had accompanied the veterans including Howard, to France the previous year.

Location

Address:216 Daws Road, Repatriation Chapel, Daw Park, 5041
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.990103
Long: 138.589264
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:11-November-1918
Actual Event End Date:11-November-1998

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 11th November, 1998
Front Inscription

                 THE
HOWARD POPE GARDEN

Dedicated To The Memory Of
World War 1 Veterans
On The 80th Anniversary Of The Armistice of 1918. 

11 November 1998

This Garden Was Made Possible Through
Support Of RGH "Golden Link" volunteers

Source: MA,RVWM
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