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22-April-2015
22-April-2015

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Nancy Alford / Sandra Brown

Kangaroo Flat Soldiers Memorial is dedicated to the memory those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  The monument was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. The monument lists the names of 17 fallen residents who fought in the First World War and 6 names of those who fell during the Second World War.

The Restoring Community War Memorials grants offered by the Department of Premier and Cabinet has been responsible for the restoration works on the Kangaroo Flat Soldiers Memorial in 2013/14.

As reported in the "Advertiser" on Friday a site has been selected by the Kangaroo Flats residents for an erection of a memorial to perpetuate the memory of the soldiers who have enlisted from that district. The memorial is to be erected on a block of ground donated by Mrs Allen, and situated in front of the State School.
Bendigo Advertiser (Vic), 13th April 1918.

Location

Address:Calder Highway & View Street, Kangaroo Flat, 3555
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.798561
Long: 144.243758
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Wilson & Co. (Bendigo)

Dedication

Front Inscription

TO THOSE WHO SERVED, SUFFERED AND DIED FOR AUSTRALIA. LEST WE FORGET

Left Side Inscription

DUTY NOBLY DONE 1939 - 45 (Names)


 

Back Inscription

THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR

(Names)

ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF KANGAROO FLAT 1914 -

Right Side Inscription

WORLD WAR I 1914 - 18
WORLD WAR II 1939 - 45
KOREA 1950 - 53
MALAYA 1948 - 60
BORNEO 1962 - 66
VIETNAM 1962 - 73
KUWAIT 1991

 

TO OUR BOYS WHO TOOK PART IN THE GREAT WAR -1919

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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