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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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CAREY, Leslie Harry

Service number 1098
Trooper
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 30 Jun 1895

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BISHOP, Clarence

Service number 2802
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Nov 1892

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DAVIDSON, Arthur Leonard

Service number 3597
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

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JESSER , Thomas Linthal

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

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TRALAGGAN, Frederick George

Service number 395
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Sep 1895

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FERGUSSON, Leslie Roy

Service number 6746
Corporal
Army Pay Corps (AIF)
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1892

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RIGGS, Elliott Andrew

Service number 3222A
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Dec 1891

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COLLINS, Walter George

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

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