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Lilydale War Memorial : 26-November-2011
Lilydale War Memorial : 26-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

Memorial is a granite obelisk on a rough-cut plinth on a two-stepped base commemorates those from the Shire who enlisted in World War One and World War Two. The memorial, originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One, contained a statue of a soldier.

In glorious weather on Friday afternoon last the Earl of Stradbroke performed the unveiling ceremony of the Lilydale memorial, before a crowd of several thousands of people. The memorial, which cost over £800, is erected in the oval in Main Street, and takes the form of an obelisk of granite, surmounted by the figure in white of an Australian soldier. On the west side the monument contains the following inscription: "Erected by the residents of the North-West Riding of the Shire of Lilydale in remembrance of the men who enlisted to take part in the great war,' 1914-18." On the East side of the square there is a bronze coat of arms bearing the following inscriptlon:-"Labor omnia vincet," and below are the figures of a horse and a ram, a plough and a cluster of grapes.
Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate (VIC), 26th May 1922, 
Healesville and Yarra Glen Guardian, 27th May 1922.

 

Location

Address:Maroondah Highway & Clark Street, Lilydale, 3140
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.762778
Long: 145.352222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th May, 1922
Front Inscription

ERECTED BY
THE RESIDENTS OF
THE NORTH-WESTERN
RIDING OF THE
SHIRE OF LILYDALE
IN REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN WHO
ENLISTED TO TAKE PART
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
     AND
1939-1945

Left Side Inscription

(Names)
THE ABOVE MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE

Back Inscription

(Names)
THE ABOVE MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE

Right Side Inscription

(Names)
THE ABOVE MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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