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19-May-2014
19-May-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The War Memorial was originally erected  to commemorate those from Birchip and district who died in service or were killed in action during both World Wars. Plaques have been added to the memorial to commemorate later conflicts. 

The memorial comprises of a cenotaph with gold letter inscriptions of sixty-two soldiers who fell in World War One and World War Two. Plaques have been added to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Second World War, Korean and Vietnam Wars and the 40th Anniversary of Long Tan. 

Location

Address:Cumming Avenue, Birchip Memorial Park, Birchip, 3483
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.981492
Long: 142.917942
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:W. T. Jones & Son (Kyneton, VIC)

Dedication

Front Inscription

BIRCHIP WAR MEMORIAL

Erected By The Citizens Of Birchip And
District To Commemorate Those Who
Paid The Supreme Sacrifice

World War One  1914 - 1919

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World War Two 1939 - 1945 

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Lest We Forget

Plaque :

In Honour Of
The Men & Women Who Served
Australia In Time Of Conflict
During World War II 

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Korean War
1950 - 1953 Active Service
1953 - 1956 Peacekeeping

Plaque :

Vietnam War
3rd August 1962 - 1st January 1973
Active Service

Left Side Inscription
Presented to
Buloke Shire Council
By the
Victorian Vietnam Veterans Community
In Commemoration of the
40th Anniversary of the
Battle of Long Tan - 18th August 2006
Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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