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A garden commemorates the servicemen and servicewomen from Footscray who died in service or were killed in action in World Wars One and Two.


Address:Ballarat Road & Mills Close, Footscray Park, Footscray, 3011
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.794097
Long: 144.900838
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict


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This memorial garden commemorates servicemen and women from Footscray who died in World Wars One and Two.  Many of the plaques here were moved from an Avenue of Honour that once lined Geelong Road.  The original number of plaques is unknown, but 225 have been recovered.  Ten plaques are located at the RSL at 48 Geelong Road and a further 43 names are listed here, representing those to whom plaques were dedicated but whose plaques were not recovered. 

Footscray Memorial Garden

The loss of around 550 young men, killed on foreign soil in the short space of ony 25 years was devastating for the area.  Each plaque represents one death, which would have profoundly affected family, friends and community.

World Wars One and Two were responses to unique political issues.  Many of Australia`s enemies from these wars are our allies today.  These Gardens are also a place of reflection for people from ll nations who have lost their loved ones in armed conflicts.


Source: MA
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