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The rotunda was erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

The opening ceremony in connection with the soldiers' memorial at Crystal Brook was performed on April 7 by Mr. S. Lunn. O.B.E.. of Adelaide. It takes the 'form of a pagoda' rotunda, and is erected in the centre of the park situated near to the main street, and is enclosed with a woven wire fence.

The rotunda is an exceedingly artistic structure, and cost £1,000. The foundations and so on are in reinforced concrete, there are eight Angaston marble columns, and the roof is of Willunga slate. In the balustrade walls there are four polished granite tablets, inscribed with the names of the fallen.  There is also a garden seat, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Dridan and family, with an inscription, "In memory of the late Lieut. V. G. Dridan, 50th Battalion."
The Register (Adelaide), 10 April 1922.


Address:Bowman Street, Crystal Brook, 5523
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.351221
Long: 138.207861
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 7th April, 1922
Front Inscription

A District tribute to our heroic dead

The Great War

1914 - 1918


Left Side Inscription

Lest We Forget

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

This stone was laid by the Hon. J. C. Bice, M.L.C. Chief Secretary

12th August 1921

Right Side Inscription

Faithful unto death

[ Names ]


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