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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CONSTABLE, Thomas Frederick

Service number 6054
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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FOPP, Con Emil

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

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DEMPSEY, Norman Leslie

Service number SX632
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 27 Nov 1918

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KAIN, Lawrence

Service number S1572
Private
25/33 Garrison Battalion (SA)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 4 Aug 1888

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HARDWICKE, Francis William

Service number S43767
Private
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 16 Dec 1908

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FOPP, Dick

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

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MCGOUGH, Henry Murray

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

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HALL, Darcy Wentworth

Service number S308
Corporal
4 Garrison Battalion (SA)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 14 Dec 1887

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