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24-January-2012 (Henry Moulds)
24-January-2012 (Henry Moulds)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Henry Moulds

The monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World Wars One and Two. It was originally erected to commemorate the soldiers from the Shire of Wannon who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. 

The soldiers' memorial monument at Coleraine, is 17ft. in height, and stands in front of the courthouse. On the face of the die is the following inscription:— "This monument is raised and dedicated to the memory of the heroic soldiers from the Shire of Wannon, who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War, 1914- 1919. For King and Country and the cause of right. Erected by the residents of Coleraine and district, A.D. 1921." Then follow the names of one sister and 54 soldiers. 
Weekly Times (Melbourne), 25 June 1921.

Monument characteristics :

An obelisk surmounted by a white marble statue of a World War One soldier with arms reversed. The polished grey granite pillar stands on a 2-stepped granite base on a concrete base.

Location

Address:78 Whyte Street, Coleraine, 3315
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.598157
Long: 141.691589
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1921
Front Inscription

This monument is raised and dedicated to the memory of the heroic soldiers from the Shire of Wannon who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War
1914- 1919

For King and Country and the cause of right

Erected by residents of Coleraine and District
A.D. 1921

Dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II
1939 - 1945

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Left Side Inscription
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Right Side Inscription
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Source: MA,SKP,RHSV, VWHI
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