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Our World War One memorial is found on Lobethal Road, Forest Range at the Central Recreation Ground.  [Part Section 63]

It is a marble monument, being a Cenotaph flanked by two pencil pines.  The memorial was started in 1919 and reputed to be completed and dedicated in 1920.  It is one of the state’s earliest World War I memorials. (ref Onkaparinga Valley Heritage Survey by Anna Pope Historical Consultant – Berchervaise & Associates, June 2000)

The Memorial was created by Mr Hartley L Darby, a sculptor of Adelaide.  (ref Trove)

Inscription

ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF LENSWOOD AND FOREST RANGE.
IN HONOR OF THE FALLEN OF THIS DISTRICT IN THE GREAT WAR.
O.S. Pollard, B.H. Norton, N. Hocking, W.H. East, W.L. East, H. McDonald, W.C. Norton, C.E. Plummer, C.A.R. Mason, A. Biggs, A.W.L. Lawson, T. Eglington [sic], C.R. Eglington [sic], L. Eglington [sic], A.G. Brockhoff.

They are not dead, not even broken:
Only their dust has gone back to the earth
For they, the essential they, shall have rebirth
Whenever a word of them is spoken.

Links

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Photo from the dedication of the memorial, 1920. Courtesy P Eglinton.

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Photo from the dedication of the memorial, 1920. Courtesy P Eglinton.

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World War One memorial before restoration commenced, 2014. Courtesy J Shaw.

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Memorial with pine trees removed, 2015. Courtesy M Fry.

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Restoration in progress, 2015. Courtesy A Probert.

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World War One Memorial, restoration complete, March 2015. Courtesy J Shaw.

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