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Foster War Memorial : 16-April-2013
Foster War Memorial : 16-April-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

A monument commemorates the residents of Foster and District who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One.

Monument characteristics :

Granite monument with a clock tower supported on four columns.

His Excellency the Governor (the Earl of Stradbroke) arrived in Foster by train yesterday. He was met and welcomed by the shire president (Councillor F. Fisher), who presented him with an address of welcome on behalf of the shire council and residents. There was a very large attendance. His Excellency replied, thanking the people for the welcome extended to him.  After lunch Lord Stradbroke unveiled the Foster Soldiers' Memorial, which is in temple design, with four pillars and cap of Harcourt granite on granite base, supported on a massive double concrete base. The monument is erected in the centre of the main street at its intersection with Station road.

Councillor Fisher, who introduced the Governor, explained that the monument was erected in honour of 355 soldiers who had enlisted from the distnct and served in the Great War, 22 of whom had fallen.
The Argus (Melbourne), 9 December 1925.

 

Location

Address:South Gippsland Highway, Foster, 3960
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.652675
Long: 146.201431
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 8th December, 1925
Front Inscription

ANZAC

This monument is erected to commemorate the noble deeds of Foster and district soldiers in the Great War 1914 - 1918.

These men made the Supreme Sacrifice. 
[Names]

Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend.

Plaque :

This plaque is placed here by the people of Foster and District in appreciation of these gallant men and women who served in the Malaysian Emergency 1948 - 1960 and the Korean War 1950 - 1953

Plaque :

Australia Remembers 1945 - 1995

In honour of the men and women from this District who served Australia during the conflicts of World War II

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

This plaque is placed here by the people of Foster and District in appreciation of thse gallant men and women who served in the Vietnam War 1962 - 1972

 

Back Inscription

This tablet is dedicated to the memory of the gallant men from this district, who fell in the 1939 - 1945 war.

[Names]

"They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old."

Source: MA,VMR,SKP, VWHI
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