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06-July-2010 (Kent Watson)
06-July-2010 (Kent Watson)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Sandra Brown

The War Memorial Tower commemorates the local men who died in service or were killed in action in World Wars One and Two.

It is a brick, basalt stone and reinforced concrete tower, sixteen metres high with a large bronze tablet above the doorway listing 79 names from World War One and 28 from World War Two.

Location

Address:385 Eltham - Yarra Glen Road, Eltham War Memorial Park, Kangaroo Ground, 3097
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.688564
Long: 145.224714
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Messrs Stephens & Meldrum (architects)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th November, 1926
Front Inscription

SHIRE OF ELTHAM
WAR MEMORIAL.

THESE MEN DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY.
1914 IN REMEMBRANCE THIS TOWER WAS BUILT 1918

(Names)

Left Side Inscription

1939
(Names)

KOREA
1950 1953

BORNEO
1962 1966
LEST WE FORGET

Right Side Inscription

1945
(Names)

MALAYA
1948 1960

VIETNAM
1962 1973
LEST WE FORGET

Inscription in Proximity
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

KANGAROO GROUND 
TOWER OF REMEMBRANCE

The Kangaroo Ground Memorial Park opened in 1921, and the Tower of Remembrance was unveiled in 1926 in honour of all those of the district who fought and died in the First World War 1914 - 18. 
It was built from local sandstone and based on the design of a Scottish watchtower. The local community also planted rosemary and a pine sapling from Gallipoli around the foot of the tower, 

AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE
MISSING

TRAGEDY AND SORROW


 
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