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07-March-2015
07-March-2015

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The Memorial Gates commemorate those who served in World War Two. The gates were opened and dedicated in August 1946 by Mr. L. Shapley.

A plaque was added to the gates at a later date to commemorate those who enlisted and served in Vietnam.

The Melrose Soldiers' Memorial Movement Committee was formed with the object of creating a suitable memorial to men and women who enlisted from the district. It is proposed to utilise the reserve in the town by constructing children's playground, also providing other sporting facilities, the execution of a memorial gate, and a permanent honor roll.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 4th April 1946.

Location

Address:Stuart Street, Melrose, 5483
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.826095
Long: 138.187182
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 8th August, 1948
Front Inscription

Erected by the residents of Melrose to the memory of those who served and gave their lives.

World War 1939 - 1945.

A.I.F.
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R.A.A.F
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A.I.F.
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Lest We Forget.

Left Side Inscription

Outer Pillar :

To the memory of the Australian service personnell who anlisted and to those who gave their lives in Vietnam
1962 - 1972.

Rollof Honour
Vietnam conflict
1962 - 1972.

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Inner Pillar :

Roll of Honour
1939 - 1945

R.A.A.F
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C.M.F. 
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R.A.N.
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A.W.A.S.
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W.A.A.A.F
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Right Side Inscription

Inner Pillar :

Roll of Honour
1939 - 1945

A.I.F
[ Names ]

Source: MA,TOH
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