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Dunoon District War Memorial commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One and World War Two. The memorial was originally erected in memory of the fallen of World War One with the names of those who died in World War Two added to the memorial at a later date. 

On Anzac Day a large and representative gathering, which subsequently overtaxed the accommodation of Dunoon Public Hall, assembled around the war memorial for the unveiling ceremony. Among those present were many returned soldiers, some of whom were at the landing on Gallipoli. Mr. W. McLeod said he was pleased to see so many present to honour the memory of those who had made such a wonderful sacrifice in defence of their King and country, and who now lay in foreign lands. He said that it was most gratifying to parents and relatives to know that in France the same kindly care and attention was bestowed in the Australians' graves, as on those of the French, who also made the great sacrifice.

Cr. T. W. Green (president of Terania Shire Council) thanked the committee for the invitation to be present on his own behalf and that of his fellow councillors, said that in attending functions of this kind many old wounds were reopened, but still it was their duty to do honour where it was due, in unveiling this memorial to the deeds of those who gave their lives in so great a cause. It was very gratifying to have such a response to the call to defend the Empire and he was sure that if necessity arose again the response would be similar. Mr. W. Munro conveyed Mrs. Munro's appreciation of the honour conferred on her in asking her to unveil the memorial. Although the occasion revived many sad memories it was a great consolation to know that Australia's sons had played their part in helping to turn the tide of battle. The memorial which was being unveiled that day would serve to show the rising generations that their ancestors were patriotic to the cause of King and Country. 
Northern Star (Lismore, NSW),  2 May 1934.


Address:114 James Street, Dunoon, 2480
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.681541
Long: 153.319193
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 1934
Left Side Inscription

       In Honor
Of Those Who Paid The
Supreme Sacrifice 

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  District War
The Great War.
1914 - 1919.

Right Side Inscription

In Honor
Of Those Who Paid The
Supreme Sacrifice
In World War II.
1939 - 1945.

[ Names ]

Source: MA, NRWM
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