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Carisbrook War Memorial
Carisbrook War Memorial

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The Carisbrook War Memorial was unveiled by Brigadier General C. H. Brand on February 2nd, 1921. It contains the names of those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. At a later date, those who lost their lives in the South African (Boer) War and World War Two were commemorated.

SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL. A handsome obelisk composed of Harcourt granite and 18ft. 6in. high has been erected by the residents of Carisbrook and district in memory of their soldiers who fell in the war.  Of the 87 who enlisted in this small community, 23 made the greal sacrifice. The names of the latter are engraved upon Hie memorial in letters of gold. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Brigadie Generral Brand,  the State Commandant who came up especially from Melbourne for the purpose. The dedication was performed by the Rev H. Whitworth, Church of England. 
Ballarat Star (Vic), 8 February 1921.

Location

Address:Pyrenees Highway, Carisbrook, 3464
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.050778
Long: 143.812773
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Gwilym & Son (Maryborough, VIC)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 2nd February, 1921
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE AND NOBLE
DEAD OF CARISBROOK AND DISTRICT
                 1914 -1919
                    (Names)


Pass not this stone in sorrow but in pride
And may you live as nobly as they died

Back Inscription

1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Unveiled by Brig. Gen Brand
Feb 2nd 1921

Right Side Inscription

Boer War
1899 -1902

[ Name ]

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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