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25-October-2013
25-October-2013

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The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who died in service or were killed in action in both World Wars. The memorial was originally erected in memory of the fallen of World War One. 

Monument characteristics :

A basalt obelisk on a three stepped base.

KYNETON, Tuesday. — The State Governor (Lord Somers) paid his first official visit to Kyneton on Tuesday for the purpose of unveiling the local soldiers' memorial, and handing it over to the shire president in trust for the council and the people of the shire. He was met at the railway station by a guard of light horse, who escorted him to the shire hall where he was received by a guard of infantry and presented with an address by the president of the shire (Cr. Young), who subsequently entertained him at dinner in the council chamber. Replying to thc toast of his health, Lord Somers said that Governors had greater privileges than most people of learning all there was to learn about a country in a limited time. They had the privilege of often visiting country districts and viewing them under various conditions. People living in Melbourne could never get a proper idea of the conditions or resources of the country. To do that they should get away from the city, get their minds on an even keel, and view the country in its pristine beauty and productivity. He was glad that his first visit to Kyneton would identify him to some extent with the splendid memorial the people had erected here in memory of those who had fought, bled and died for their country.  He had personal experience of the Australian soldiers, and knew that amongst them were some of the best and bravest fighters the world had ever known. Speaking later at the unveiling ceremony, Lord Somers said he had seen the beautiful honor roll on the walls of their shire hall, and the long list of names it contained convinced him that this district had contributed its full quota to the ranks of the brave Australian soldiers who helped to uphold the honor of the Empire in the great war. He had been deputed by Lady Somers to say that, acting on medical advice, she had been unable to accompany him to Kyneton, and that she very much regretted her inability to do so. Lord Somers left on the return journey to Melbourne at 2.30 p.m.
Age (Melbourne), 2 March 1927.

Location

Address:Mollison Street, Kyneton, 3444
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.249286
Long: 144.453053
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Stewart Thompson

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 1st March, 1927
Front Inscription

SHIRE OF KYNETON 1939 1945.
THE SHIRE OF KYNETON RECORDS
ITS HEARTFELT THANKS AND DEEP
APPRECIATION OF THE NOBLE SERVICES
RENDERED BY THESE SOLDIERS WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THIS WAR.
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DUTY NOBLY DONE

IN HONOUR OF THOSE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

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Left Side Inscription

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Back Inscription

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Right Side Inscription

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Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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