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Holbrook War Memorial / May 2013
Holbrook War Memorial / May 2013

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Roger Johnson/ Peter F Williams

Holbrook War Memorial commemorates those who served in World Wars One and Two. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. 

Wednesday last was a 'red letter' day in the history of Holbrook, the occasion being the unveiling of the war memorial monument, which was erected in honor and in memory of our gallant soldiers who gave their lives in the great war. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Senator Major -General C. F. Cox, C.B., C.M.G., V.D., in the presence of a large concourse of people, representing all parts of the district and many centres neighbouring centres of population. Addresses appropriate to the occasion were delivered by General Cox, Cr. J. Bowler, Mr. Jas. Stewart, Rev.W. Parkes, and Mr. Bowden. M.H.R. The proceedings opened with the singing of the National Anthem. After the unveiling of the memorial the 'Last Post' was sounded, during which several of the ladies present (mothers and other relatives of soldiers killed in action) were moved to tears. 
Albury Banner and Wodonga Express,
Thursday 22nd December 1921.


Address:Jingellic Road, Ten Mile Creek Gardens, Holbrook, 2644
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.725497
Long: 147.313378
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 14th December, 1921
Front Inscription


In Commemoration Of Our
        Immortal Dead
   Who Gave Their Lives
    In Defence Of The British
Empire In The Great War 1914 - 1919.  
Erected By The Residents Of The Holbrook Shire.

ANZAC  Paschendale  Romani  Beersheba  
Bullecourt   Amiens      Rafa       Jericho  
Pozieres  Villers Bretoneux  Gaza  Damascus.

Also To Commemorate Our Immortal Dead
In World War 1939 - 1945

"Lest We Forget"

Left Side Inscription


Back Inscription

1939 - 45

Middle East  New Guinea  Malaya  
South West Pacific  Australia  
Great Britain  Europe

Right Side Inscription


World War 1  

Source: SKP, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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