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Blackburn War Memorial : 25-November-2011
Blackburn War Memorial : 25-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The names of those who lost their lives in World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date as well as plaques commemorating later conflicts.  

Built after World War One, the monument originally stood on the corner of Whitehorse and Railway Roads. It was moved to Morton Park on 20 April 1969.

Monument characteristics :

A grey granite obelisk on a single stepped bluestone base on a concrete platform.

Location

Address:Central Road, Morton Park, Blackburn, 3130
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.821001
Long: 145.153453
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Front Inscription

For God King and Country
1914 - 1919.
ERECTED BY
THE BLACKBURN RESIDENTS
As a Tribute
TO THE MEMORY OF
THEIR BRAVE MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.

"Lest we Forget."

Plaque:

Commemorating Those Who Served And Those Who
Paid The Supreme Sacrifice For Freedom In :

Korea  1950 - 1953
Malaya 1955 - 1965
South East Asia 1964 - 1966
Vietnam 1962 - 1972

Lest We Forget 

Back Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
WORLD WAR 2. 1939-45.

[ Names ]

Dedicated To Those Who Served With
The Australian Defence Forces
In Peacekeeping And Peacemaking
Operations/Missions, To Preserve
World Peace.
From 1947 Onwards

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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