Birdwood WW1 & WW2 Soldier's Memorial Back to Search

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Details

Location Shannon Street, Birdwood (formerly Blumberg), Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A white marble memorial comprising an arch and columns supported on granite bases, on the top centre is a flagpole. Names are etched in black. A bronze plaque is affixed to the foundation stone of the right supporter. A brass plaque is affixed to the base of the flagpole located to the right of the arch. Behind the arch are seven trees honouring the men from the district that fell during WW1 that have now grown to form a hedge.

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 15 March 1920 by SIR WILLIAM BIRDWOOD K.C.M.G.D.S.O.
Inscription

Face:

BIRDWOOD

SOLDIERS MEMORIAL

Left column:

IN GRATEFUL 

MEMORY OF     

 

WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

IN THE WORLD'S GREAT WAR 1914/18.

 BUT NO; THE BRAVE DIE NEVER,

BEING DEATHLESS THEY BUT CHANGE

THEIR COUNTRY'S ARMS FOR MORE,

THEIR COUNTRY'S HEART.

ALSO OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WAR

1939/45

 

"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM."

Right column:

IN HONOROF

 

 

WHO ENLISTED IN THEWORLD'S GREAT WAR 1914/18

 

Foundation stone:

THIS STONE WAS LAIDBY THE SOLDIERS BELOVED GENERALSIR WILLIAM BIRDWOOD.K.C.M.G.D.S.O.ON MARCH 15TH 1920

Flagpole plaque:

IN MEMORY OF OUR BRAVE MENWHO FOUGHT FOR OUR LIBERTY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918Presented byCOWELL BROS. & COY. LIMITED, ADELAIDEFEBRUARY 12th 1921

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Birdwood Council

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil

View Tributes of Honour Description

Names

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PFLAUM, Raymond Holstein

Service number 161
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Oct 1897

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FOPP, Con Emil

Service number 3878
Private
3rd Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 23 Feb 1897

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HANNA, Alick

Service number 2456
Private
15th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 18 Apr 1885

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JEFFERY, Frederick Sampson

Service number 2622
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1891

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MCGOUGH, Henry Murray

Service number 1980
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Sep 1895

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PFLAUM, Theodor Milton

Service number 327
Lieutenant
8th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 20 Sep 1895

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BENNETT, Charles Gordon

Service number 12596
Private
Born 25 Sep 1889

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FOPP, Dick

Service number 3818
Sergeant
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Jul 1885

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