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Hastings War Memorial : 27-September-2011
Hastings War Memorial : 27-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The War Memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

It was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.

Hastings Soldiers Memorial. The Soldiers' Memorial has now become an accomplished fact, and the monument has been duly erected in its place on the Frankston Road. Its design is a simple obelisk, similar to the memorials at Tyabb and Cowes the only three places which so far have honored their soldiers with memorials and is constructed of rough and polished granite. The monument was erected by the ratepayers of the East Riding at a cost of several hundred pounds. On the frontage appear the honored names of the men who made the supreme sacrifice in the defence of their country. The fallen heroes from Hastings number 15. The remaining three sides are devoted to the 58 men who enlisted and returned to the district. Besides the late Mr Laity, two others were decorated, Mr P. Neillson winning the Military Medal and Mr A. McDonald the Distinguished Service Medal. 
Frankston and Somerville Standard (Vic), 9 September 1921.

Location

Address:Marine Parade, Fred Smith Reserve, Hastings, 3915
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.307708
Long: 145.195433
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1921
Front Inscription

Erected By The
Residents Of East
Riding Of Frankston
And Hastings Shire
As A Tribute To
The Men Who Enlisted 
And In Memory Of
Those Who Made The
Supreme Sacrifice
In The Great War
1914-1919

Killed
[ Names ]

Plaque:
World War II 1939 - 1945 

Plaque:
Served 

Korea 1950 - 53
Malaya 1958 - 60
Borneo 1962 - 66
Vietnam 1962 - 73

Left Side Inscription
[Names]
Back Inscription
[Names]
Right Side Inscription
[Names] 
Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP,RHSV
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