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Details

Location Market Square , Burra, Goyder - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Market Square, A 12 metre high monument comprising a 2.4 metre, 500-kilogram, bronze statue of a soldier in the "On Guard" stance, surmounted on the top of a capped column and a square pedestal that has protruding square corners with bronze wreath embellishments affixed. This in turn is mounted a three-tier sur-base and concrete slab. Bronze plaques are affixed to each face of the pedestal. The monument is enclosed within a low concrete fenced area

Built A.S.Tillet, West Terrace, Adelaide
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Face:

Australian Commonwealth Forces InsigniaLaurel Leaves

THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THIS TOWN & DISTRICT   IN HONOUR OF THEIR SONS WHO DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 TO 1919.

 

Back: Top plaque:

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

Lower plaque:

1939-1945

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: District Council of Goyder.

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE:
1. Ribbon on the wreath of the South corner is broken off.

2. The East face is the front face yet the soldier is facing north.
3. The use of an ampersand on the main plaque to save space, yet the word "and" is spelt out lower down.

View Tributes of Honour Description

Names

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KILLICOAT, Phillip Darby

Service number 71
Sergeant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1890

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FLOWER, Ray James Collis

Service number 4523
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Nov 1891

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LEIGHTON, Alfred Hurtle

Service number 514
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Apr 1894

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MCBRIDE, Norman Harold

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 15 Feb 1894

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JESSER , Thomas Linthal

Service number 2105
Private
40th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1893

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TIVER, Charles Price

Service number 14625
Private
3rd Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Aug 1895

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ARNOLD, Walter Ehrenfried

Service number 3511
Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jun 1889

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JEFFERY, Alfred

Service number 2439
Corporal
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Apr 1881

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