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The monument commemorates Merchant Navy seamen who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.



Address:Timpson Street, Queens Wharf, Port Adelaide, 5015
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.841737
Long: 138.506123
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Front Inscription

MN                  World War 1              MN
Australia          1914 ~ 1918               Australia

In honour of those of the Australian Merchant Navy who gave their lives for their country

No cross marks the place where we now lie
What happened is known to but us
You asked, and we gave our lives to protect our land from the enemy curse.

No Flanders Field where poppies blow
No gleaming crosses, row on row
No unnamed tomb for all to see and pause, 
and wonder who we might be.

The Sailor`s Valhalla is where we lie.
On the ocean bed, watching ships sail by
Sailing in safety now thru`the waves
Often right over our se-locked graves.

We ask you to remember us.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au