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09-June-2012 (Graeme Saunders)
09-June-2012 (Graeme Saunders)

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

Monument characteristics :

An obelisk augmented with a wall on either side which contain numerous plaques. 

Location

Address:Rossiter Road, Cochrane Park, Koo Wee Rup, 3981
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.199911
Long: 145.487461
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th March, 2007
Front Inscription

In honour those who gave their lives 

WWI [ Names ]

WWII [ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Left Side Inscription

Left Wall Front

Koo Wee Rup & District

Plaque 1 :

Australian Light Horse Regiment in a machine gun post on Turks Point, ANZAC, to the left of Walker`s Ridge.  The spot is only 120 yards from the enemy position

Plaque 2 :

A swarm of aircraft fitters of No. 2 Squadron RAAF perform a 60-hourly inspection on one of the Squadron's Lockheed Hudsons.

Plaque 3 :

South  Africa (Boer War)  11.10.1899 - 1.6.1902 

Number enlisted : 16.463 Colonial Commonwealth contingents  Killed in action died of wounds and other causes: 606 Wounded : 538 POWS: 100  

Plaque 4 :

First World War 4.9.1914 - 11.11.1918

Number enlisted : 416,809 enlisted AIF (including AFC)  324,000 enlisted & served overseas  RAN  N/A  Killed in action died of wounds and other causes 61,720 199 RAN Wounded : 155,000 (All services) POWS: 4,044  397  (Died while captive)

Plaque 5 :

Second World War 3.9.1939 - 8.5.1945 Victory in Europe  15.8.1945 Victory in Pacific 

Number enlisted : 691,000 Men AIF & Militia  35,800 Women AIF & Militia 45,800 Men RAN  3,100 Women RAN  189,700 Men RAAF  27,200 Women RAAF Killed in action died of wounds and other causes 26,097 Army 2,208 RAN 11,061 RAAF Wounded : 66,553 (All services) POWS: 8,184 against Germany  22,378 against Japan  8,031 (Died while captive) 

Left Wall Rear

In honour of those who served

 

Back Inscription

Boer War 1899 - 1902

World War I 1914 - 1918

World War II 1939 - 1945

Korean War 1950 -1953

Malayan Emergency 1950 - 1960

Indonesian Conflict 1963 - 1968

Vietnam War 1962 - 1973

Peacekeeping and Peace Making 1972 - 

Lest We Forget

Right Side Inscription

Right Wall Front

War Memorial

Plaque 1 :

HMAS Duchess.  Displacment : 2,800 tons.  Length : 366 feet.  Guns : 6 x 4.5 In twin turrets.  2 Forward, 4 x 40mm Bofors AA. 4 x 3 Pdr saluting guns on the after 4.5 inch gun deck.  Torpedo Tubes : 5 x 21 inch. Anti-submarine weapons : Squid triple barrelled depth charge.  Triple mortar

Plaque 2 :

Soldiers about to be air-lifted back to Nui Dat after a cordon and search of Phuoc Hai village.

Plaque 3 :

Korean War  29.6.1950 - 27.7.1953 Number enlisted : 10,657  Army  4,507 RAN  2,000  RAAF (approx) Killed in action 339 Army died of wounds N / A RAN and other causes : N / A RAAF   Wounded : 1216  Army  N/A  RAN  N/A RAAF POWS:  29  1, Died while captive 

Plaque 4 :

Malayan Emergency  31.5.1950 - 31.7.1960  Number enlisted : 7,000 Army  Killed in action died of wounds and other causes : 36  Wounded : 20 

Indonesian Confrontation 10.10.1963 - 1.10.1966  Number enlisted : 13,500 Army Killed in action died of wounds and other causes : 15 Wounded : 9

Plaque 5 :

Vietnam War  3.8.1962 - 1.1.1973  Number enlisted 42,700  2,825  4,443  Killed in action  Died of Wounds  and other causes : 520  Wounded 2,398

Right Wall Rear 

In honour of those who served 

Source: MA
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