Unley W1 - 3 Inch Mortar* Back to Search

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Location Unley Rd and Thomas Street, Unley, South Australia, Australia
Type Weapons
Description

An Australian 3 Inch Mortar, of the type used in WW1, WW II and by the Army Reserve until the 1980s, set on a concrete slab. A brass plaque is affixed to the front of the mortar.

The 3 inch mortar was a direct derivative of the WW1 Stokes Mortar, which equipped Australian Light Trench Mortar Batteries belonging to each of the 15 Brigades of the AIF.

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

Plaque:

THIS THREE INCH TRENCH MORTAR, PRESENTED BY THE UNLEY

SUB-BRANCH OF THE RETURNED SERVICES LEAGUE AND THE

CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF UNLEY, IS DEDICATED TO

ALL WHO SERVED IN THE 27TH BATTALION, ROYAL SOUTH

AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT, WAS INSTALLED TO MARK THE OCCASION

OF THE CONFERRING OF THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF UNLEY

UPON THE 27TH BATTALION BY THE UNLEY CITY COUNCIL

THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF JUNE, 1986

 

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Unley Council

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil

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