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Memorial at the Cultana Military base training facility commemorates Lance Corporal Mason Edwards who was accidentally shot dead during a 'live' firing exercise while training for his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 15 tonne rock for the memorial was flown in by a Chinook helicopter. The plaque includes a quote from a letter Lance-Corporal Edwards wrote during his last deployment to Afghanistan

Lance Corporal Edwards was killed when shot in the head, and another soldier was seriously injured, while taking part in a night-time firing exercise at Cultana training area on the 29th October 2009. Five soldiers were charged under the Defence Force Discipline Act after the incident. 

Location

Address:Cultana Military Base , Whyalla, 5600
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.934578
Long: 137.566986
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:29-October-2009
Actual Event End Date:29-October-2009
Source: MA
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