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08-January-2017 (Sandra Brown)
08-January-2017 (Sandra Brown)

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The War Memorial was originally erected in memory of those from Carrum who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. It was further inscribed after the Second World War to include the names of locals killed during that conflict.

The unveiling of the Soldiers' Memorial at Carrum on Sunday last was a memorable event. In addition to local residents, visitors were present from all parts of the Borough, Frankston and other adjacent towns, and when the ceremony commenced at 3 o'clock many hundreds of people were in attendance. The arrangements were carried out in a highly satisfactory manner and reflected credit on the organising ability of the Memorial committee with the Mayor (Cr. W. Stephens) as chairman, Mr. V. Mossenton, hon. secretary, and Mrs. J. Carroll hon. treasurer. The Memorial occupies a commanding position on the Point Nepean Road, close to the railway station, right in the heart of the town. The work of erection was carried out by Messrs. Henderson Bros., Monumental Masons, of North Carlton.

The Mayor, in the course of his remarks on Sunday spoke in high praise of Messrs. Henderson's work. The monument was made in Italy and consists of finest Carrara marble, beautifully worked and polished. On the solid marble pillar stands the figure of an Australian soldier. The monument bears the following inscription:– "Erected by the Residents, in grateful Remembrance of the Heroes of Carrum who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the Great War, 1914-1919. May we be worthy."
Frankston and Somerville Standard (Vic), 17 November 1922.


 

Location

Address:Nepean Highway, Patterson River Park, Carrum, 3197
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.07352
Long: 145.121247
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th November, 1922
Front Inscription

ERECTED
By The Residents
In Grateful
Remembrance Of
The Heroes Of
CARRUM
Who Made The
Supreme Sacrifice
In The Great War
1914 - 1919.

May We Be Worthy Of Them

1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription
Carrum`s
Tribute
To Her
Fallen
Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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