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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.
Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate (VIC), 26th May 1922

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.
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

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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