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15-March-2015
15-March-2015

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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 erected in memory of those who served in World War One and lists the names of the fallen and those who served. The names of the fallen of World War Two were added to the memorial and unveiled on Anzac day 1947. An additional plaque has been added to commemorate the men and women of Montrose who served in World War Two. 

Monument characteristics :

A white and grey marble obelisk on a plinth of grey granite.

Montrose Soldiers Memorial. 
In this rustical retreat,
Where mountain winds blow fresh and sweet.
A votive monument we raise,
Now and for the After days.
Lest fail we to remember
The hearts that found the ember
Of fire their fathers gave;
Until it spread a pyral wave
About the world till older lands
Warm'd thereat their numbing hands,
And, taking heart where hope seem'd vain,
The Invader swept from land and main!
To them the honor, God the praise
For this votive shaft we raise - 
Now and for the After days.

Let us then uncovered stand, 
A proud but reverential band,
While the veil about it flung
Is drawn, and hymns of praise are sung.
Let us read with fond acclaim
Every well-beloved name:
Those who regained their native shore,
And those who shall return no more;
Sing honor to them, and heart's praise,
Round the votive shaft we raise,
Now and for the After days.
-C.H.C. Montrose, 30/8/21.
Healesville and Yarra Glen Guardian (Vic),
Saturday 10 September 1921

Location

Address:Mount Dandenong Tourist & Swansea Roads, Montrose, 3765
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.810262
Long: 145.343595
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1921
Front Inscription

Erected By
The People Of
Montrose
As A Tribute To
Her Gallant Sons
Who Took Part
    In The
Great War
1914 - 1919
Died On Service

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Plaque :

In Memory Of All The Men And Women
Of Montrose Who Served Their Country
During World War Two 
(1939 - 1945)

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The Lilydale & District War Memorials Committee Appreciates The donation Of This Plaque By The Rotary Club of Montrose & District.

Left Side Inscription

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Back Inscription

To Honour The Brave

The Citizens
Of This District
Honour The Fallen
World War
1939 - 1945

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Lest We Forget.

Unveiled By
Dr. Major Ian T. Cameron
ANZAC Day 1947

Right Side Inscription

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Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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