Colonel Light Gardens Mitcham Camp Memorial M1* Back to Search

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Location Corner of Broadway and Doncaster Avenue, Colonel Light Gardens, South Australia, Australia
Type Monuments
Description

A polished red granite Cross of Sacrifice surmounted on a rough-cut granite panel obelisk. Two bronze plaques are affixed to the front of the obelisk

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 23 March 1986 by HIS EXCELLENCY LIEUT.-GEN. SIR DONALD DUNSTAN KBE, CB, GOVERNOR OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Inscription

Arms of Cross:

LEST WE FORGET

Upper plaque:

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTEDON THIS W.W.1. MITCHAM CAMPWAR MEMORIAL SITE BY THECOLONEL LIGHT GARDENS R.S.L.SUB-BRANCH IN CONJUNCTIONWITH THE MITCHAM COUNCIL,TO COMMEMORATE THE STATE150 JUBILEE YEAR, AND ASA TOKEN OF REMEMBRANCE TOALL THOSE WHO HAVE SERVEDIN THE ARMED FORCES.

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Mitcham Council, RSL

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Ni

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Mitcham Camp

Mitcham Camp was located in the inner south east of Adelaide in the area later to be defined as Colonel Light Gardens and built as a 'model suburb' after WW1.

With Morphettville Racecourse the initial base for recruiting and training in suburban Adelaide, Mitcham was identified to accommodate the second Battalion raised in SA, the 27th.

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