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Details

Location Market Square , Burra (SA), 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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MCBRIDE, Norman Harold

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

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GALLAGHER, Albert William

Service number 1919
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Nov 1895

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NEEDHAM, Charles Francis Albert

Service number 29989
Gunner
4th Australian Field Artillery Battery
AIF WW1
Born 17 Feb 1898

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DAVEY, Harry Edward

Service number 1343
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Apr 1894

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DEW, Albert

Service number 3794
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Jun 1896

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LACEY, Edgar Roy

Service number 3049
Driver
13th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 10 Dec 1889

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COLLINS, Walter George

Service number 8981
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Dec 1892

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SCHUYLER, Francis Leslie

Service number 2321A
Trooper
3 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
AIF WW1
Born 15 Nov 1894

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