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15-May-2014
15-May-2014

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A memorial of polished granite and bronze was erected by the residents of Calivil as a tribute to soldiers of the district who had served in World War One. Mrs G. Humbert whose two sons had paid the supreme sacrifice unveiled the memorial.

Funds were received in 2013 to upgrade the memorial with a plaque to those men and women of the district who had served in World War Two and the Vietnam War.

Bendigo And District. A handsome memorial of polished granite and bronze ,erected by the residents of Calival as a tribute to the soldlers from the district who served in the war, was unveiled on Wednesday.  Mrs. G. Humbert, whose two sons made the supreme sacrifice, performed the ceremony of unveiling. Sir John Quick, Mr. Weaver, M.L.A.,and Mr. G. Rolling, vice-president, and Mr. W. T. Carter, secretary, of the Bendigo branch of the Returned Soldiers' Association, and Mr. B. Hyett, president of the Fathers' Association, were present, and addressed the gathering, which was the largest yet seen in the district. The ladies entertained the returned soldiers at a dinner, and subsequently Miss Kentish unveiled an honour roll in the public hall of Calivil footballers who served in the war. 
Argus (Melbourne),  6 May 1920.

Location

Address:Prairie West Road, Calivil Recreation Reserve, Calivil, 3573
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.299067
Long: 144.071806
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:Henderson (Melbourne, VIC)
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 5th May, 1920
Front Inscription

ERECTED BY
The Residents Of
Calivil And District
In Honor Of The Men
Who Volunteered Their
Services For The Defence
Of The Empire In The
  Great War  
1914 - 1919.

Plaque :

CALIVIL DISTRICT ROLL OF HONOR
Second World War 1939 - 1945
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Lest We Forget

 

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription

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Plaque :

To Honour Those
From The East Loddon Shire
Who Served In Vietnam
1962 - 1975 
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Right Side Inscription

A. I. F.

In Memoriam 
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Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI, DVA
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