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Mansfield Memorial Arch
Mansfield Memorial Arch

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

The gates commemorate those from the district who have died in service or been killed in action in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The memorial gates were unveiled in 1921 and were modelled on the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.  It was originally erected to commemorate the local men who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. At a later date plaques were added to the gates to commemorate those from the district who lost their lives in World War Two and Vietnam.

Commemorative walls were unveiled on either side of the gates on the 15th July 2007 and contain details of the number of enlistments and those killed in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

The Mansfield Fallen Soldiers Memorial, which takes the form of a large archway to the recreation reserve, was unveiled on Saturday last by Major General Tivey. The archway, which cost nearly £1000, bears the names of 79 district soldiers who fell in the war. 
Benalla Standard (Vic), 15 November 1921.

Location

Address:Highett Street, Mansfield Recreation Reserve, Mansfield, 3722
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.054244
Long: 146.087431
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th November, 1921
Front Inscription

[On Archway & gates]
LEST WE FORGET.
ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF MANSFIELD
AND DISTRICT TO THE MEMORY OF THE
FALLEN SOLDIERS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19





 

 

Left Side Inscription

[Names] 
[Far left plaque]
SECOND WORLD WAR 
1939 - 1945 
[Names] 

[On left wall] 

Vietnam Plaque
Peacekeeping Plaque
Afghanistan Plaque
East Timor Plaque
Iraq Plaque 

 

Right Side Inscription

[Right Plaque] 
[Names] 
[Far Right Plaque] 
VIETNAM
[Name] 

[On right wall] 
Boer War Plaque
World War 1 Plaque
World War Two Plaque
Malayan Emergency & Indonesian Confrontation Plaque
Korean War Plaque  

 

Source: MA,RSLV, VWHI
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