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War Memorial Drive commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. It was opened in 1919 and the last section of the drive was completed in 1925.

The War Memorial Drive in Adelaide was officially opened on Thursday morning. The new road forms the first section of a carriage drive along the northern bank of the River Torrens, and the Lord  Major (Mr Glover) had contributed £500 towards its cost.  The entrance near the Avenue road end of the carriageway was decorated with flags. There was a good attendance of citizens, including his Excellency the Governor (Sir Henry Gilway), the Lord Mayor, and the Minister of Repatriation (Hon. E. A. Anstey). The Governor said the avenue would be one more memorial to the glorious dead and he hoped it would be planted on both sides with trees as memorials to individual soldiers.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 31 October 1919.


Address:War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.915195
Long: 138.599534
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Road
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 30th October, 1919
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City of Adelaide

War Memorial Drive

This first section the joint gift of the Lord Mayor and the citizens opened by His Excellency the Governor Sir H. L. Galway, K.C.M.G., D.S.O.

October 30th 1919.

The fourth and last section completed October 30th 1925.  

Charles R. J. Glover. Lord Mayor 1918 - 1919, 1924 - 1925.

H. P. Beaver, Town Clerk

Source: MA,TOH
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