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22-December-2016
22-December-2016

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The Heyfield War Memorial was erected to commemorate Heyfield, Seaton, Glenmaggie and Denison soldiers who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.  It was erected by public subscription, cost £277 and was unveiled on the 7th of October 1923 by the Honourable G. H. Wise.

The names of those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two were added at a later date, as well as plaques commemorating conflicts after World War Two.

On Sunday last in the presence of a large and representative gathering, the Hon. G. H. Wise unveiled the Soldiers' Memorial at Heyfield. Mr Pearson presided and amongst those present were the Hon G. M. Davis M.L.C, Messrs J. W. M'Lachlan and W. West, M's.L.A., and Crs D. Anderson (Rosedale), McMichael and O'Connor (Maffra.). An apology for absence was received from Mr T. Paterson, M.H.R. The memorial, which is erected in the vicinity of the railway station, is in the form of a granite column, electrically lighted, with a fine pedestal.

The panels are of Orbost granite. and the piers of Harcourt granite. An iron railing surrounds it. The cost of the memorial, which is erected in honor of Heyfield, Seaton, Glenmaggie and Denison fallen soldiers was £277, the money being raised by public subscription.
Gippsland Times (Vic), 11 October 1923.

Location

Address:George & Temple Streets, Heyfield, 3858
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.980344
Long: 146.785491
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:Sunday 7th October, 1923
Front Inscription

Top Plaque :
In memory of our brave men who nobly fell in the service of King and Country.

World War
1939  1945

[ Names ]
 

Bottom Plaque:

Erected by the residents of Heyfield and District,

In memory of our brave men who nobly fell in the service of King and Country in the Great European War

Lest we forget

 

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Plaque:

Vietnam War
1962 - 1973
 

Back Inscription
[ Names ]
Right Side Inscription

1914 - Great War - 1919
[ Names ]

Plaque:
Korean War

1950 - 1953     1953 - 1956
Active Service  Peacekeeping

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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