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The War Memorial was erected in memory of former students who gave their lives in World War One and Two. The memorial was originally erected in memory of the fallen of World War One. A tablet in memory of the fallen of World War Two was added to the memorial in 1948. 

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.

 

Location

Address:Raleigh Streets, Primary School, Essendon, 3040
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.753017
Long: 144.920942
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1915
Front Inscription
GLADLY THEY LIVED
          AND
NOBLY THEY DIED
         FOR
KING & COUNTRY
Back Inscription

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.

Source: RSLV,SKP, VWHI, MA
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