St Peters Heroes Memorial WW2 Plaque Grant Application

In 2017 the St Peters Residents Association was fortunate to receive a $4000 grant from the Veterans SA - Anzac Day Commemoration Fund for the research, preparation and fixing of bronze tablets containing the names of the fallen Great War servicemen from the then Town of St Peters onto the St Peters Heroes Memorial in St Peters Street.

The memorial, erected in 1922 by citizens of the former Town of St Peters, was one of the few Great War memorials that did not feature the names of the fallen.

On Anzac Eve 2019 the SA Governor Hieu Van Le unveiled the two plaques that are now displayed on the memorial.

The Association recently made another application for a grant to fund an additional bronze commemorate the local service personnel who died Second World War. This plaque will be fixed to the currently blank rear face of the Memorial.

The application also includes an amount to cover the extension of the ground level lighting to illuminate the rear face.

We should know by the end of December if the application for funding has been successful, and if so, it is planned to unveil the new plaque on Remembrance Day 2024.

Research to date has identified about 50 names. This research has been made easier as the NPSP Cultural Heritage Centre holds in its collection the original WW2 St Peters Roll of Honour that was displayed in the Town Hall foyer until it was removed in the 1960s building renovations.

Further research will however be needed, as there will be others with a St Peters connection whose names do not appear on the old WW2 Roll of Honour.