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Box Hill War Memorial : 14-November-2011
Box Hill War Memorial : 14-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those from the district who served in World War One and was unveiled by the Governor - General in 1922.  The memorial lists the names of the fallen. The wall surrounding the memorial has a number of plaques which commemorate other conflicts in in which Australians have served.

Monument characteristics :

A marble statue of a World War One bugler on a polished grey granite pedestal on a granite plinth on a three-stepped granite base. 

Yesterday afternoon, in the presence of a large assembly, the Governor General unveiled the war memorial at Box Hill. The memorial occupies a conspicuous site in Post Office Square, on White Horse Road. It is a granite column, inscribed with the names of fallen soldiers, and surmounted by the sculptured figure of an Australian bugler, holding a bugle to his lips. It has been erected by Nunawading Shire as a tribute to the men in the district who enlisted and in memory of those who fell in the war. 

Cr. J.R. Ellingworth, (shire president) said that £1000 had been subscribed for the erection of the memorial and the sum of £830 already had been spent. The remaining £170 would be devoted to beautifying the grounds around the monument. The number of the men who had enlisted from the 595 of these 92 had given their lives for their country. 
The Age (Melbourne), 20 February 1922. 

 

Location

Address:Nelson Road, Box Hill Gardens, Box Hill, 3128
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814988
Long: 145.120873
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th February, 1922
Front Inscription

For God King and Empire 
1914 - 1919

ERECTED BY
THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF NUNAWADING
As a Grateful Tribute
TO THE SAILORS AND SOLDIERS
WHO FROM A LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY
ENLISTED FROM THE SHIRE
FOR ACTIVE SERVICE
IN THE GREAT WAR

And in Loving and Affectionate
Memory of 
THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE
FOR THE HONOR OF AUSTRALIA

 

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ] 

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

IN MEMORIAM.
"LEST WE FORGET"
[ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity

Plaque 1 :

Malaya - Borneo
1948 - 1966  
Korea
1950 -1953  
Lest We Forget

Plaque 2 :

Vietnam
1962 - 1973
 Lest We Forget

Plaque 3 :

Presented to
Whitehorse City Council
By the
Victorian Vietnam Veterans Community
in Commemoration of the
40th anniversary of the
Battle of Long Tan - 18th August 2006

Plaque 4 :

1951 - 1972  
Dedicated To
Australia's National Servicemen
Who Served In The Navy - Army - Air Force
And The 212 Who Paid The Supreme Sacrifice During
Active Service In Borneo And Vietnam.  
"Service to the Nation".  
Erected by Whitehorse Sub-Branch Of National Servicemen's
Association of Australia (Victoria Branch Inc)
Unveiled 16 March 2008.

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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