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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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KILMARTIN, Francis Thomas Joseph

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

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WILLIAMS, George Albert

Service number 4617
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Mar 1891

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KILLICOAT, Phillip Darby

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

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GALLAGHER, Albert William

Service number 1919
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Nov 1895

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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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RULE, Esson Thomas James

Service number 188
Lieutenant
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jan 1895

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COLLINS, Walter George

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

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DUELL, John

Service number 2307
Private
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jan 1895

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