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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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LACEY, Edgar Roy

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

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ROACH, Eric Mervyn

Service number 437
Lieutenant
1st Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Mar 1891

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DULDIG, Oswald Rudolph

Service number 6242
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Nov 1893

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JOSEPHS, Walter Charles

Service number 500
Sergeant
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Mar 1893

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DIXON, Thomas William

Service number 3290
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Nov 1895

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JAMES, Cecil Hammond

Service number 839
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Oct 1895

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INGLIS, Kenneth

Service number 2328
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Jan 1895

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SEIGERT, George William

Service number 6831
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 May 1895

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