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Creswick War Memorial
Creswick War Memorial

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The Creswick War Memorial was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of World War One. At a later date the names of the fallen of World War Two were inscribed on the memorial.

The memorial now commemorates the men and women who have been involved both World Wars and other conflicts.

Creswick. FALLEN SOLDIERS MEMORIAL. Given fine weather it is expected that there will be a large gathering on Sunday afternoon to participate in the ceremony of unveiling the memorial erected in memory of the Creswick soldiers who fell in the great war. Sir John Monash, Sir Alexander Peacock, and Mr D.C. McGrath, M.H.R., and the Rev F. H. Ingamells (returned chaplain) will be the principal speakers. The proceedings will begin at 3 o'clock sharp. It is intended also to provide an honor board in the Town Hall. The mayor (Cr Thos. Cushing) will preside, and the secretary (Mr C. P. Howie) will recite the history of the movement. 
Ballarat Star (Vic), 6 September 1924.

Location

Address:Raglan & Cambridge Streets, Creswick, 3363
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.424694
Long: 143.893748
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th September, 1924
Front Inscription

AUSTRALIA

"Lest We Forget."
This Memorial Is Erected
To Perpetuate The Memory
Of Those Creswick Soldiers
Who Sacrificed Their Lives
In The Great War
1914 - 1918.

"For God, King and Empire."
"They Counted Not Their Lives
Dear Unto Themselves
."

Plaque:
This Plaque Honours Our Men And Women
Who Served In The Wars Of 1914 - 1918,
1939 - 1945 And In The Borneo, Malay,
Korea And Vietnam Campaigns.

" Only Those Deserve Freedom Who Are
Prepared To Defend It."

Left Side Inscription

(Names)

Back Inscription

     Also
Those From The Shire
Who Fell In The
1939 - 45 War
(Names)

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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