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15-February-2015
15-February-2015

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The Beech Forest War Memorial was erected in 1949 to commemorate those who served in World War Two. Additional plaques have been added to commemorate other conflicts.

During the Second World War, seventy men and women enlisted from the Beech Forest district. A memorial to their service was funded by public subscription. The memorial is important as the original honour roll from World War One was destroyed when the hall burnt down and it was important for the community to commemorate those who served in World War Two.

Location

Address:Old Main Road (Cliff Young Drive) , Beech Forest, 3237
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.637371
Long: 143.570094
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1949
Front Inscription

               1939
               1945

In A Period Of Meditation
After The Blood And Sweat
Of Battle We The People
Of Beech Forest District
Have Written In Stone
A Story That We Pray
Future Generations Will
         Remember

Died On Active Service

        [ Names ]

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription
A Tribute Of Love To
The Memory Of Those We
Must Not Forget.
Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Inscription in Proximity

The People From The Otways Remember
All Those From Their District Who Served In War And Conflict

World War 2
1939 - 45
[ Names ]

Korea
1950 - 53
[ Names ]

Vietnam
1962 - 75
[ Names ]

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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