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Merino War Memorial : 11-June-2011
Merino War Memorial : 11-June-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

Merino War Memorial was originally erected by the residents of Merino and District in honour of the men who had fought in World War One. The names of those who lost their lives in World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date.  Additional plaques also commemorate service in Korea and Vietnam.

The memorial was unveiled in front of a large crowd by the Governor, Sir Arthur Stanley, KCMG on the 28th December 1918. About 250 people travelled by special train from Casterton to attend the event.
The Ballarat Courier, 31st December 1918.

 

 

Location

Address:Maud & High Streets , Merino, 3310
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.718584
Long: 141.548022
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:
Actual Event End Date:
Monument Manufacturer:W. T. Dale (Casteron, VIC)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th December, 1918
Front Inscription

HONOUR THE BRAVE
Erected By The Residents Of Merino
& District. In Honour Of Those Brave
Men Who So Gallantly Answered The
Empire`s Call & Fought In The Great War.
The Following Have Made The Supreme
                 Sacrifice

                 [Names]

Unveiled By His Excellency,
The Hon. Sir ARTHUR STANLEY, K.C.M.G.,
Governor of Victoria,
28th Dec 1918.

Left Side Inscription

[Names]

Plaque:
KOREAN WAR
1950 -1953      1953 - 1956
Active Service   Peacekeeping

Plaque:
In Memory Of All Who Fell
In The Vietnam War
1962 - 1973

 

Back Inscription

HONOUR THE BRAVE
The Following Have Made
The Supreme Sacrifice
WORLD WAR TWO 
[Names]

 

Plaque:
The Flag Pole Was Restored
With Money Raised By The
Australian Red Cross
Merino Unit 2005

Right Side Inscription

[Names]

 

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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