Magill Fallen Soldiers' Memorial


Author: Campbelltown Library 'Digital Diggers'

Posted on

Unveiled Sunday 14th November 1920, Magill School, corner of Magill Road and Pepper Street, Magill.

Moved to Magill School, corner of Magill Road and Penfold Road, Magill, in 1956, restored and rededicated in 1966.

Moved to the Gums War Memorial Garden, Shakespeare Avenue, Tranmere, in 2021, at the request of the Magill RSL.

A MAGILL MONUMENT. An impressive ceremony marked the unveiling on Sunday [14th November 1920] by Brigadier-General Leane of a fallen soldiers' memorial at Magill. Thirty-three of the men who enlisted from the district made the supreme sacrifice. The monument stands in a portion of the Magill School grounds. It is an artistically designed marble stone, and bears the names of the dead. The money for the work was raised by public subscription at the suggestion of the Magill Progressive Association... A large crowd witnessed the service. A cordon was formed around the memorial by a party of returned soldiers from Magill…  and a company of senior cadets.

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Monday 15 November  1920, page 7

Mr W. A. Hamilton, M.P., read his original poem “Ode to the Soldiers’ Memorial at Magill” during the dedication ceremony.


Last updated: