Magill War Memorial

Details

Location Gums Reserve, Shakespere Avenue, Tranmere, Campbelltown - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A white marble memorial comprising an obelisk surmounted on a two-tiered capped pedestal that in turn is mounted on a granite block and a tapered concrete base. A bronze plaque is affixed to the base. All details are in black. At the base of the obelisk on the front and left faces are superimposed marble flags, Australian on the left: Britain on the right. Flag details are in black.
 
First erected by the Magill Primary School, Magill Road. Moved to cnr Magill Rd and Penfield Road, Magill in 1956. Restored and rededicated in 1966.

Magill War Memorial has been moved for the third time in its life.

This memorial was moved at the beginning of April, 2021, to the Gums Reserve, Shakespeare Avenue, Tranmere SA, were the service of those inscribed can be appropriately commemorated.

Due to WHS reasons associated with the increased traffic on the corner Magill Rd and Penfold Rd, commemoration services were moved approximately 10 years ago to the Gums Reserve. The Gum’s receives an average of 5000 people to the dawn service on Anzac Days.

Credit for the move of this memorial goes to the President and Committee of the Magill RSL, DVA, Burnside and Campbelltown Council.

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Built By Maddaford and Polkinghorne, who were well known and ubiquitous monumental stonemasons of the time
Opened 14 November 1920 by Brigadier Raymond Leane, CB, CMG, DSO+ Bar, MC, MiD
Inscription

CALLED TO HIGHERSERVICE.

Cap: Front and left faces:

Crossed unslung rifles in black.

INSCRIPTIONS:

Face: Pedestal: Upper:

MAGILL SOLDIERS MEMORIAL

 

Pedestal: Lower:

 

ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF MAGILLFOR SOLDIERS WHO HAVE MADE THESUPREME SACRIFICEDURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

 

Plaque:

Half a wreath 1939…1945 Half a wreathIN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSEWHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE"LEST WE FORGET"

Left: Upper:

MAGILL SOLDIERS MEMORIAL

 

Lower:

UNVEILED BYBRIGADIER-GENERALR.L.LEANE.C.B..C.M.G..D.S.O..M.C..J.P..14TH NOVR 1920

Back:

DIED FROM EFFECTS OF WAR

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Burnside Council

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Some maintenance required from minor vandalism.

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Stories

Memorial Unveiling - Adelaide Advertiser Mon 15 November 1920

An impressive ceremony marked the un-
veiling on Sunday by Brigadier-General
Leane of a fallen soldiers' memorial at
Magill. Thirty-three of the men who en-
listed from the district made the supreme
sacrifice. The monument stands in a
portion of the Magill School grounds. It
is an anistically designed marble stone,
and bears the names of the dead. The
money for tbe work was raised by public
subscription at the suggestion of the
Magill Progressive Association, the sec-
retary of which (Mr. I. Simcock) did most
of the organising work. A large crowd
witnessed the service. A cordon was
formed around the memorial by a party
of returned soldiers from Magill, under
W. O.Walker. D.C.M., M.M. and bar, and
a company of senior cadets, in charge of
Lieutenant Rowe.
The chairman of tbe Burnside District
Council (Mr. J. A. Harper) said a flagpole
and a Union Jack had been presented to
the school by three local rejected volun-
teers, Messrs. J. Dalby, W. Cooke. and
F. Warner. The pole had been placed
in the scbool yard immediately to the
rear of tbe memorial. In handing them
over to the school Mr. Harper referred
to the great things for which the Union
Jack, stood. The schoolmaster (Mr. Scott)
accepted the gift.
Brigadier-General Leane, in unveiling the
monument, said in the war the Australian
had proved himself both a fine soldier and a
man. (Applause.) France had paid
her mark of respect to the gallant men
from the Commonwealth at Amiens, and
had proved that she placed the Australian
soldiers on an equality with her own
(Applause.) In Whitehall, London, there
was a Cenotaph in memory of the glorious
dead of England and the Dominions, and
whenever a man passed it he raised his
hat. It had struck him that afternoon
in connection with the Magill memorial
that it would be a good thing if the chil-
dren of the school in passing in and out
paid similar tribute to the departed men
who fought for them. (Applause.)
As the covering from the memorial was
removed the "Last Post" was sounded.
Mr. W. A. Hamilton, M.P., on behalf of
the Minister of Edncabon, accepted the gift.
The Speaker of the Assembly (Hon. F.
W. Coneybeer) said the memorial would
be a record for all time of the heroic
sacrifices made by some of the towns-
people of Magill, and it would stand as a
perpetual reminder of the devotion of Aus-
tralia's sons.
During the afternoon selections were
played by the Magill Band, and floral tri-
butes to the departed men were placed
upon the monument, wich was prepared
by Messrs. Maddaford & Polkinghorne, of
Adelaide.

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Names

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BENNETT, Frederick Reginald

Service number 1860
Private
16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jun 1883

ASH, Arthur Addison

Service number 387
Sergeant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Aug 1892

ANTRAM, Harry

Service number 810
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Feb 1895

WHITE, Gordon Leslie

Service number 644
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1897

GREGORY, George Joseph

Service number 680
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Jun 1892

WINTON, Louis Mayne

Service number 1838
Lance Corporal
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1886

SHINN, James William

Service number 2607
Corporal
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1890

QUICKE, Stanley Hubert

Service number 6574
Lance Corporal
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Sep 1893

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