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Geelong Peace Memorial : 29-August-2011
Geelong Peace Memorial : 29-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Nancy Alford

The Geelong Peace Memorial was built to commemorate the soldiers who served in World War One, and continues this role with the addition of names of service men and woman who served in every war since the Great War.

The memorial features the names of approximately 3,500 personnel who enlisted from the Geelong region and served in World Wars One and Two. The building also contains a number of honour rolls which commemorate the Korean, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam and Iraq conflicts, United Nations operations, Medical officers, Nursing services, and Prisoners of War.

The foyer was officially opened on 31st October 1926, by the Governor of Victoria, Lord Somers.

The Geelong War memorial, a foyer erected in Johnstone Park at a cost of £15,000 was opened yesterday by His Excellency, Lord Somers in the presence of about 10,000 people. In Geelong £23000 was raised but £8000 was used to provide homes for the widows of soldiers. There are in all about 10 marble plaques upon which the names of 2,000 Geelong and district soldiers and nurses are inscribed.
The Argus (Melbourne), 1st November 1926.

Location

Address:Gheringhap Street, Johnstone Park, Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.146754
Long: 144.357806
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Buchan, Laird & Buchan, Percy E. Everett
Monument Manufacturer:W. J. Kelly Ltd.

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 31st October, 1926
Front Inscription

THE GREAT WAR

1914  · 1918

GEELONG MEMORIAL

 

Left Side Inscription

GEELONG AND DISTRICT PEACE MEMORIAL

THIS STONE WAS LAID BY  ALD. HOWARD HITCHCOCK C.M.C., O.B.E., J.P. MAYOR OF GEELONG
OCTOBER 30th 1922

LAIRD & BUCHAN
& PERCY E. EVERETT                ARCHITECTS

 

Source: MA,RSLV,VWHI
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