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17-November-2020
17-November-2020

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The plaque commemorates those who trained at Mitcham Army Camp during World War One.

The school used to be the Army Training camp and the eucalyptus tree which is heritage listed was used as a hitching post for the horses of The South Australian cavalry units.

Location

Address:Freeling Crescent, Adjacent to Primary School, Colonel Light Gardens, 5041
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.987267
Long: 138.596779
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.vwma.org.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 7th September, 1988
Front Inscription

MITCHAM ARMY CAMP
Was Located Here During
World War 1 1914 - 1918
This Heritage Listed Tree Was
Used As A Hitching Post For The
Horses Of The South Australian
   Cavalry Units.
The Plaque Unveiled By
Ron J. Lugg
A Soldier Of The Camp
Was Erected In Remembrance Of
Those Who Trained Here By :
Colonel Light Gardens R.S.L.
Corporation of the City of Mitcham
Colonel Light Gardens Primary School.
7th September 1988

Source: MA,RVWM
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