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Essendon Primary School War Memorial was erected in memory of former students who gave their lives in World War One and Two.
At a meeting of the Essendon State School Old Boys Association Committee in August 1915, it was decided to raise funds by subscriptions from members to erect a memorial to celebrate the heroism and sacrifice to duty of former scholars of the Essendon State school engaged in the Great War. The memorial, took the form of a large flagstaff set in a stone base, within the school grounds. Essendon Gazette, 7th August 1915.
A memorial tablet was added to the existing memorial and dedicated to past pupils who fell in World War Two. It was unveiled by the Mayor of Essendon, Councillor W. Fraser on the 23rd April 1948. The Argus 24th April 1948.
|Address:||Raleigh Streets, Primary School, Essendon, 3040|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.753017|
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THIS TABLET WAS PLACED
HERE ON APRIL.23rd 1948
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF FORMER
SCHOLARS OF ESSENDON. 483
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN WORLD WAR TWO.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE .483.