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28-October-2014
28-October-2014

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Beaconsfield War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served and those who lost their lives in World War One and World War Two. The  War Memorial was originally unveiled on the 13th March 1920 by Brigadier General Brandt, The State Commandant. The names of the fallen are inscribed on the memorial.

The unveiling ceremony, in connection with the Beaconsfield Soldiers Memorial, will be peformed by Brigadier General Brandt, the State Commandant, on Saturday afternoon, March 13, to which the public are invited. Permission has been obtained for all local returned soldiers to wear uniform on the occasion. By means of socials held locally under the capable secretaryship of Mr R Grey, almost sufficient money has been raised to pay for the memorial stone erected, which is most gratifying to all concerned. Only £11 remains to be subscribed, and it is confidentally expected that the amount will be re ceived within the next few days.
South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic), 4 March 1920.

Location

Address:Princes Highway & Wood Street, Beaconsfield, 3807
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.045762
Long: 145.367747
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Mr Shields

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th March, 1920
Front Inscription

 [Names]

Erected as a tribute to the men who enlisted from Beaconsfield and District and in memory of those who have made the Supreme Sacrifice in the Great War 1914 - 1919

 

 

 

Left Side Inscription
[Names]
In memory of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War 1939 - 1945
Source: RSLV,SKP,MA ,VWHI
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