Barmera WW1 Warhorse Memorial Back to Search

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Location Barwell Avenue, Barmera, Berri and Barmera - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A granite plaque affixed to the top of a stone and cement base. In front of the granite plaque is a bronze plaque set on a granite block. In centre plantation of Barwell Avenue. Originally erected and dedicated in 1929

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Granite plaque:

TO COMMEMORATETHESPLENDID WORKOF THEAUSTRALIAN HORSESIN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Bronze plaque:

1914 Effigy of a horses head 1918REDEDICATED BY THE CHILDREN OF THE AREAWITH REV. T. ROGERSON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 2000

THE CHILDREN GATHER HERE EACH YEAR
FOR A SERVICE THAT'S QUITE RARE
IT IS NOT FOR MEN OR WOMEN
BUT THE HORSES THAT WERE THERE  
THEY CARRIED OUT THEIR MANY TASKS 
AROUND THE BATTLE FIELD 
AND RARELY LACKED ENDURANCE
OR VITALITY OR ZEAL
SO HERE EACH YEAR THEY LAY A WREATH 
FOR  THE ONE WHO FEARED NO CHORE 
A VERY GALLANT ANIMAL
THE HORSE OF THE GREAT WAR.

J.T. ENRIGHT2000

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Barmera Council

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil

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