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Clunes War Memorial
Clunes War Memorial

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The monument commemorates those from the district who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. The names of those who died in service or were killed in action World War Two were added at a later date, as was a plaque commemorating later conflicts. 

Monument characteristics :

A white marble statue of a World War One soldier standing easy and holding a rifle by the barrel.

CLUNES. MEMORIAL. The memorial to the fallen soldiers erected by H. P. Corbon, of Clifton Hill, is now completed, and much admired. It is erected in a commanding position at the intersection of Fraser and Service streets, and is 17 feet high, consisting of bluestone foundation and granite centre, with a marble figure of a soldier standing on top. The front bears the following inscription; —  " Lest we forget. Erected in honor of all who enlisted from Clunes and district for the Great War, 1914- I8. Also in memory of the fallen. Pass not this stone in sorrow, but with pride, and may you live as nobly as they died.” On the sides are the names of the fallen, numbering 31.
Ballarat Star (Vic), 29 October 1921.


Address:Fraser & Service Streets, Clunes, 3370
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.293815
Long: 143.787402
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:H.P. Corbon (Clifton Hill, VIC)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:Circa 1921
Front Inscription

Erected in honour of all who enlisted from the town and District for the Great War

1914 - 18

Also in memory of the fallen

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

We live in deeds not years



Left Side Inscription
[ Names ] 
Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Plaque :

This plaque honours our men and women who served in the wars of 1914 - 1918, 1939 - 1945 and in Borneo Malaya Korea and Vietnam campaigns

"Only those who deserve freedom who are prepared to defend it."


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