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Location Market Square , Burra, Goyder - South Australia, Australia
Type Monuments
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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PEARCE, Walter Stanley

Service number 267
Private
8th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 15 Mar 1892

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WILSON, Roderick Richard

Service number PA1946
Born 14 Jun 1919

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SANDLAND, Morton Reginald

Service number 191
Lieutenant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 22 Jun 1889

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PEDERSON, William

Service number 1793
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Aug 1887

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KILMARTIN, Francis Thomas Joseph

Service number 2350
Lance Corporal
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Feb 1886

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JOSEPHS, Walter Charles

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

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KILLICOAT, Phillip Darby

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

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MEYER, William Carl

Service number 5798
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Mar 1894

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