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The grandstand commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The foundation stones were laid on the 25th April 1927 and the grandstand was officially opened on the 13th August 1927. 

The new Soldiers' Memorial Grandstand in the Memorial Oval at Port Pirie was opened on Saturday. This fine building, together with handsome the memorial gates for the oval, represents an outlay of nearly £5,000, and fittingly commemorates the memory of local men who fell in the Great War.
The Register (Adelaide), 16 August 1927.


Address:Memorial Drive, Port Pirie Oval, Port Pirie, 5540
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.181322
Long: 138.006014
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
Monument Manufacturer:Schmerl & Company


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 1927
Front Inscription

Soldiers` Memorial 
1914  1918

Left Side Inscription

This tablet was unveiled by the Mayor Mr J. C. Fitzgerald, M.P. on behalf of the citizens of Port Pirie

25th April 1927.

Right Side Inscription

This tablet was unveiled by Lieut Col A. A. Pearce, V.D. on behalf of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A.

25th April 1927.

Source: MA,RVWM
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