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The Berri Roll of Honour commemorates those who served in World War Two. The honour roll is situated on a memorial grandstand which has been dedicated to Lieutenant T. C. Derrick V.C. D.C.M.

A most impressive ceremony of the laying of the foundation stone of the Berri District Roll of Honour and Memorial grandstand took place at Berri Oval on Saturday evening. Over one thousand people were present when the River Company of the 10th Battalion under the Command of Major D. Balfour Ogilvy, and headed by the Renmark Citizens' Silver Band marched from the RSL rooms to the gates and there formed a guard of honour for the official party. Mr. J. O'Keefe (chairman of the Berri War Memorial Community Centre) in extending a welcome to those present, congratulated the people of the community on the magnificent response to the special appeal fund for the building of the Memorial Stand and District Roll of Honour. The continuation of the stand said Mr. O'Keefe, was dependent on the essential materials being made available, but it was the intention to have the District Roll of Honour completed and unveiled next Anzac Day.
Murray Pioneer (Renmark, SA), 9 November 1950.

One of the largest attendances of any Anzac Day commemoration yet held in Berri witnessed the ceremony at the Memorial Oval Gates yesterday afternoon when the 1939-45 district honor roll was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor (Sir Willoughby Norrie). It was later dedicated by the Ven. Archdeacon A. L. Bulbeck. His Excellency said the plaque contained the names of 600 persons who enlisted from the Berri district, 38 of whom did not return.
The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), 23 April 1951.


Address:Wade Street, Berri Memorial Oval, Berri, 5343
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.286083
Long: 140.604973
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd April, 1951
Front Inscription

1939  Roll of Honour  1945

Dedicated to those of this District who served in the armed forces during World War II

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Plaque :

Unveiled by His Excellency Lieutenant-General Sir Willoughby Norrie K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O., M.C.

Governor of South Australia

22. 4. 1951.

Plaque :

Dedicated by the Ven. Archdeacon A. L. Bulbeck E.G. 

Senior Chaplain 2nd A.I.F. 

22. 4. 1951.

Left Side Inscription

This honour roll and memorial stand was erected by Berri War Memorial Community Centre Inc.

1950  - 1951.

Source: MA,SKP,TOH
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