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Location R.M. Williams Way, Cradock, Flinders Ranges - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial_planting

Garden with plaques

Light Horse Shelter added September 2022 - artwork by Wayne Dennis

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This delightful garden, which includes the Cradock War Memorial, has been established by the small community of the Cradock District.

The construction of the stone Memorial Wall of Remembrance includes a bronze military Rising Sun emblem with plaques listing the names of the Cradock District men and women who served during both World Wars.

Forty-two local men and women served during World War 1 and five paid the ultimate price on the battlefield. Of the 22 local people who enlisted during the Second World War, two were killed in action.

The Cradock Heritage Group says the Memorial Wall gives travellers `some understanding of the commitment country folk, and especially those from the Cradock District, had for each other and their country during these times of national peril.`

These Gardens are maintained by the community of the Cradock District.

Please use and enjoy the gardens at your leisure and dispose of any rubbish in the bins provided.

Left Side Inscription

I Am The Unknown Soldier Of Whom You Know Little At All,
I Represent Legions Of Others Who Have Only Their Name On A Wall.

`Tis 100 Years Since The Guns Fell Silent In Order To
Negotiate Peace, And After Four And A Half Months Of
Talking, The Great War Did Officially Cease.

The "War To End All Wars" Was Over But Not The Suffering And
Grief It Had Wrought, For Us Who Were Dead And At Peace,
The Armistice And Treaty Meant Nought.

Hundreds Of thousands, Suffered And Served, Throughout Those
Horrific Four Years, Who Broken Returned To The Long-Suffering
Families To "Live" With Their Memories And Tears.

They, Like Us, Are Also Now Dead But Their Names And Not On A Wall,
So, Who Is It You Remember When You Visit My Tomb In The Hall ?

I Am The Unknown Soldier Of Whom You Know Little At All
You Brought Me Back Home To Australia And My Name Is On A Wall.

I Ask You Now Never To Forget, All Who Served, Suffered, And
Slaved Every Man, Every Woman, No Matter Their Service
Of Corps, Whose Names Are Not On A Wall Engraved.

Robert Kearney 2018




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LINDO, Ronald Herbert

Service number SX17809
2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 11 Aug 1919

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HANKS, Vivian Charles

Service number 3134
27th Infantry Battalion
Born 1 Jul 1894

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HILDER, Herbert John

Service number 1291
11th Light Horse Regiment
Born 12 Dec 1887

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