Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial

Details

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.

Since its construction, the Memorial had incorporated two captured WW1 77mm German Field Guns. The story of the guns is detailed on a plaque near the base of the Memorial.

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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

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

TIVER, Frank Harold

Service number 2458
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Jul 1897

JAMES, Cecil Hammond

Service number 839
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Oct 1895

JESSER , Thomas Linthal

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

DUELL, John

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

HOOLE, Harold

Service number 3263
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Mar 1891

REYNOLDS, Lloyd Jarvis Booth

Service number S114688
Private
Born 29 Dec 1923

SMITH, Eric John

Service number SX6412
Corporal
2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 29 Sep 1912

LACEY, Edgar Roy

Service number 3049
Driver
13th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 10 Dec 1889

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