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Croydon War Memorial : 26-November-2011
Croydon War Memorial : 26-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Memorial a polished grey granite obelisk on a stone base which commemorates the enlisted and the fallen of Croydon and District in all wars. The memorial was originally erected as a drinking fountain in memory of those who served in World War One with additional names of those who served in World War Two and Vietnam added at a later date. 

A memorial in the form of a drinking fountain, erected in honor of the soldiers who enlisted from the district, and those who fell in action, was unveiled at Croydon by Lieutenant-Colonel Bruggy on Saturday afternoon. The memorial bears the names of 52 soldiers, seven of whom made the supreme sacrifice. Colonel Bruggy paid a tribute to the work accomplished by the Australians throughout the war, and to the woman workers in the Red Cross and Comforts Fund, whose activities had been so much appreciated by the men on active service. He referred to the splendid enlistment from such a small district as Croydon, and said the type of men was creditable, both for their fighting qualities and character.
Age (Melbourne,), 28 October 1919.

Location

Address:Kent Avenue & Croydon Road, Roundabout, Croydon, 3136
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.794367
Long: 145.281539
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Carbon & Sons, Clifton Hill

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th October, 1919
Front Inscription

ERECTED BY
THE RESIDENTS
IN HONOR OF THE BRAVE MEN
WHO ENLISTED FROM
CROYDON & DISTRICT
& WHO SO NOBLY
FOUGHT FOR LIBERTY
& JUSTICE IN THE
GREAT WAR

1914 - 1919

THE CITIZENS
OF THIS DISTRICT
HONOUR THEIR FALLEN
WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

KILLED IN ACTION
VIETNAM
1960 - 1972
(Names)

 

ANZAC
SQUARE

Lest We Forget

Erected by the
Maroondah City Council &
Croydon R.S.L. Sub-Branch
To commemorate the 60th Anniversary
of the end of W.W.II
August 15, 2005

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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