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Essendon War Memorial : 20-January-2012
Essendon War Memorial : 20-January-2012

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders / Myles Dowling

The Essendon War Memorial is a large obelisk which commemorates those who have served in various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The memorial was originally erected in memory of those from the district who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. Additional plaques have been added to the memorial to commemorate later conflicts. 

Brigadier-General Elliott will unveil the city of Essendon memorial to fallen soldiers on Anzac morning, at 11 o`clock. Returned soldiers, dads and the 58th Infantry Battalion will parade from the memorial hall, Holmes-road at 10.30am. Special accommodation at the ceremony will be provided for parents of deceased soldiers. 
The Age (Melbourne), 13 April 1929. 

 
 

Location

Address:Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park, Moonee Ponds, 3039
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.76
Long: 144.92
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 25th April, 1929
Front Inscription

CITY OF ESSENDON
1914 - 1918
Erected by the Citizens of Essendon
as a Tribute to the Fallen.

Plaque:
Commemorating
90th Year Anniversary
of the ANZAC landing
at Gallipoli
The ANZAC Spirit Continues
"Lest We Forget"
August 2005

Plaque:
They Shall Not Grow Old
As We That Are Left Grow Old
Age Shall Not Weary Them
Nor The Years Condemn
At The Going Down Of The Sun
And In The Morning
We Will Remember Them
 Lest We Forget.

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

Left Side Inscription

Plaque:
In Memory
     Of
Peace Keepers - Peacemakers

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription

Plaque:
In Remembrance
Of The Men And Women Who Died
In The Cause Of Freedom
1939 - 1945.

Pass The Lamp From Hand To Hand
That Their Brave Blood Was Not Shed In Vain.
Lest We Forget
President             Secretary
A.C. Topp             R.W. Fursdon


Plaque: 
Commemorating VP Day
60th Anniversary
of the end of WWII
To those who served and to those
who paid the supreme sacrifice.
"Lest We Forget"
August 2005

Right Side Inscription

Plaque:
This Plaque Commemorates
The Sacrifice Given By The
Australian Defence Forces
During The Following Wars
Korea 1950 - 1953
Malaya 1948 - 1960
Borneo 1962 - 1966
South Vietnam 1962 - 1975
  Lest We Forget

Source: MA,RSLV,VWHI
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