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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.

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Names

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SMITH, Eric John

Service number SX6412
Corporal
2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 29 Sep 1912

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WILSON, Roderick Richard

Service number PA1946
Born 14 Jun 1919

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HARRIS, Horace

Service number 5352
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 May 1891

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INGLIS, Fred

Service number 4651
Sergeant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 26 Jul 1887

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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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TURNER, Lawrence James

Service number 4235
Gunner
5th Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries
AIF
AIF WW1
Born 3 Mar 1898

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FINCH, William George

Service number 8999
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Dec 1890

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DIXON, Thomas William

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

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