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14-September-2014
14-September-2014

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A memorial commemorates three South Australia Police officers who lost their lives in a bushfire in January 1951.

Location

Address:Waverley Ridge Road, Crafers West, 5152
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.006211
Long: 138.698876
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:19-January-1951
Actual Event End Date:19-January-1951

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 28th April, 1995
Front Inscription

Police Heritage Site

Near this site the following members of the South Australia Police Force perished while fighting a bushfire in the vicinity of Foster Gully on 19 January 1951

Sergeant Cecil William Sparkes
Special Constable Mervyn George Casey
Special Constable Colin Roy Kroemer

This plaque was unveiled on 28 April 1995 by Mr. D. A. Hunt, AO, QPM  Commissioner of Police and Mayor Anita Aspinall, BA District Council of Stirling

Source: MA
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