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18-May-2014
18-May-2014

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The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally unveilied in memory of those who served in World War One. Plaques were added to the base of the memorial to commemorate later conflicts. 

Monument characteristics :

Obelisk of rusticated and polished grey granite on a two-stepped granite base.

BUNYIP-The town of Longwarry was en fete on the occasion of the unveiling of a memorial bearing the names of 110 soldiers from the district including 27 who have made the supreme sacrifice. The memorial is of Harcourt granite and 18ft. high. Addresses were delivered by Mr Mackey M.L.A. and Captain S. M Bruce. The unveiling was performed by Captain Bruce.
Argus (Melbourne), 15 November 1919.

Location

Address:Bennett & Kennedy Streets, Bennett Street Park, Longwarry, 3816
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.111719
Long: 145.768033
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 12th November, 1919
Front Inscription

Palestine

In Memoriam

[ Names ]

Their names shall
live for evermore.

In Memory of
District Soldiers Sailors And Nurses
Who By Their Courage
Self-Sacrifice And Devotion To Duty In
The Great War 1914 - 1919
Kept Australia Free.

Plaque :

     In Memory
Of Those Who Served
Navy - Army - Airforce
            In
World War II 1939 ~1945
Lest We Forget

Plaque :

In Memory
Of Those Who Served
Navy - Army - Airforce
       In
Korea 1950 -1953
Lest We Forget

Plaque :

In Memory
Of Those Who Served
Navy - Army - Airforce
       In
Vietnam 1962 - 1973
Lest We Forget

Left Side Inscription

France 

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Gallipoli

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Belgium

[ Names ]

 

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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