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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 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

Plaques were later added to the monument to commemorate service in Korea and Vietnam.



Address:Maud & High Streets , Merino, 3310
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.718584
Long: 141.548022
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
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Monument Manufacturer:W. T. Dale (Casteron, VIC)


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

Honour the Brave

Erected by the Residents of Merino and District. in Honor of those Brave men who so gallantly answered the Empire`s Call and 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


Korean War 1950 -1953 Active Service  1953 - 1956 Peacekeeping

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 2 [Names]


The flag pole was restored with money raised by the Australian Red Cross Merino Unit 2005

Right Side Inscription



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