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South Park Bowling Club War Memorial : 07-December-2012
South Park Bowling Club War Memorial : 07-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Bryan Cole

The memorial commemorates the members of the South Park Bowling Club and their sons who served in World War One. The memorial replaces the original memorial which was unveiled on the 7th July 1917 at the site of the South Park Bowling Club at South Parklands, Greenhill Road Adelaide.

Original Unveiling- This afternoon in beautiful weather an interesting ceremony took place at the South Park Bowling Green, when an ornamental fountain erected by the members in honour of those of the club and their sons who have fought or are fighting at the front was unveiled. A large number accepted the invitation of the president and Mr. C. R. Morris to be present, and appropriate speeches were made. Mr. Morris asked his wife to remove the Union Jack with which the fountain was draped, and made a speech referring to the part Australia had taken in the war.

Mr. Justice Buchanan accepted the fountain on behalf of the trustees of the club, and Lieut. C. T. McGlew returned thanks on behalf of the soldiers. A string band played patriotic airs, and songs and choruses were given by Misses Handby and Sharp and Mr. Alfred Vardon. The "Song of Australia" was sung and the visitors then partook of afternoon tea.
The Mail (Adelaide), 7 July 1917.

Location

Address:Unley Road & Thomas Street, Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Unley, 5061
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.951766
Long: 138.606541
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 11th November, 2009
Front Inscription

LEST WE FORGET
        Erected
In Honor Of The Heroes
     Of The
South Park Bowling Club
Who Fought In The
Great War 1914 - 1919 

Members 
[ Names ]

Plaque:
This Memorial replaces the original 
  Dedicated by 
Sqn Ldr B Daulby OAM RAAF (Retd)

Unveiled by The Mayor of Unley 
Mr Richard Thorne
11 November 2009

Sponsored by the Dept of Veterans` Affairs
City of Unley
RSL Unley Sub Branch
The City of 
Unley

 

 

Left Side Inscription

Sons Of Members

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Sons Of Members

[ Names ]

Source: MA,RVWM
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