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The Ballan War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One and was unveiled on the 27th March 1920.  

The names of those who died in service or were killed in action of World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date.   It also honours those who served in World War Two, Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam.  

The memorial work advanced another step on Monday night, when a final selection was made of the design. At the original public meeting the site in front of the post office was chosen.The whole work (with a few small exceptions) is to be of the best Harcourt grey granite, and may be briefly described as follows:—The base and first step are to be 7ft 6in square; the second step 5ft 6in square; the sub base to be 3ft 6in square; and on the front will be inscribed—"In Honor of the Men of this District who fought in the Great War, 1914-19," with crossed rifles underneath; the top being occupied by basin and tap.

On the reverse or back there will be a polished panel, on which will be in inscribed—"In Memory of (then will follow the names of those who made the supreme sacrifice) who died on active service." The cap is to be 8ft 3in square; the inscription block will be 2ft square, on the front of which will be a soldier's head and a laurel wreath worked in Italian marble, and the soldiers' names will be engraved on the four sides. This will be surmounted with a cap, 8in; column, 6ft 6in; and finished with a globe, 1ft— the total height being 15 ft. A number of designs were submitted, that selected being supplied by Wilcox Bros., of Geelong, and they have now put the work in hand.
Ballan Times (Vic), 28th November 1918.


Address:125 Inglis Street, Post Office, Ballan, 3342
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.600269
Long: 144.226445
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:Wilcox Bros (Geelong)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th March, 1920
Front Inscription

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In Honor Of The Brave Men Of This District Who Fought For Honor Freedom & Justice In The Great War
1914 1919


To Honour Those Who Served Australia In
Korea 1950 - 1953
Malaya 1948 - 1960
Borneo 1962 - 1966
Vietnam 1962 - 1973

Left Side Inscription

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1939 - 45
Died on Service
[ Names ]

Shire of Ballan - Second World War
2nd AIF

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Back Inscription

[ Names ]

1914 - 18
Died On Service
[ Names ]

Shire of Ballan - Second World War
2nd AIF

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

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To The Honour Of The Living And The Everlasting Glory Of The Dead Who Fought In The World War
1939 - 45.

Lest We Forget.

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