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19-March-2018 (Henry Moulds)
19-March-2018 (Henry Moulds)

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Bryan Cole / Henry Moulds

The cenotaph commemorates those from the District who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

It was originally unveiled in 1932 to commemorate those from the District who enlisted in World War One and the honour rolls were unveiled on the cenotaph in 1936.  The original plaques were replaced and the cenotaph upgraded in 2015.

Vandals damaged the £80 monolith recently erected by the Victor Harbor branch of the Returned Soldiers' League in the Soldiers' Memorial Gardens. Several cornices were broken and other damage estimated at £3 done. The monolith was unveiled by Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven on November 27.
News (Adelaide), 7 February 1933.

In 1933 (sic) local members of the Returned Soldiers League erected a monolith costing £90 in the Memorial Gardens, and tomorrow the Governor (Sir Winston Dugan), will unveil brass honor rolls containing 104 names of men who went to the war. Twenty-one memorial tablets will also be attached to memorial trees, and will have inscribed the names of those whose lives were lost.
The Mail (Adelaide), 10 October 1936.


Address:Flinders Parade, Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Victor Harbor, 5211
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.555073
Long: 138.624897
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th November, 1932
Front Inscription
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. 


Left Side Inscription

World War 1
1914 -1918

1914 - 1918

In memory of those who enlisted from this District for service in the Great War

[ Names ] 

Right Side Inscription

1914 - 1918

In memory of those who enlisted from this District for service in the Great War

[ Names ] 

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