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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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GILLETT, Alfred Charles

Service number 6582
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Oct 1888

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SOMMERVILLE, John Raymond

Service number Officer
Lieutenant
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Mar 1890

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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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GILBERT, Francis Finniss

Service number 5345
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Mar 1883

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HARRIS, Horace

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

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GILBERT, Joseph George Lodwick

Service number 3358
Trooper
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 19 Mar 1899

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INGLIS, Kenneth

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

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DAWES, Eric Cecil

Service number 3148A
Lance Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Jun 1890

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