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30-August-2013
30-August-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Rotunda was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.  The Memorial Rotunda was built in 1921 as a project to use the money from a comfort fund started for World War One soldiers.  Plaques commemorating other conflicts have since been added. 

 

On Monday of last week The memorial band rotuunda was declared open, the unvoiling of the tablet. on it being performed by Mir. A. Barker, in the abscnce of: Mr. A.. $ ]odgers, Miiuister for Custonis. .Mr;G.( Graham. moved . i voto oflthanuksito:Mr. WV GE Iucas of lHoiishim, iho had gratuitiously drawn ant elaborite plan ,of :nxdarlcen s~hLme? by which the rotunda w?ilil-e.e surroumnded " to Mr; Broiwnt acurator of th: tli Botanical Gardens, Uorshaniu, lho hiid visitedlINttimuk aid: given mtich vahil able advice ;tor. t . Mr ti:twood for" presenting a cycloue gatec,,' Tthe vote wnas carried by acelamation.

Location

Address:Wimmera Highway & Elmes Street, Natimuk, 3409
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.741824
Long: 141.941406
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:K. C. Ekman

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:1920
Front Inscription

                 Erected
          In Memory Of
The Men Of This District
Who Gave Their Lives For Their Country
In The Great War  1914  1919

Back Inscription

Plaque 1 :

This Plaque Is Dedicated To The Memory
Of Former Residents Of Arapiles Shire
Who Enlisted For Army Service In The
Second World War And Who Died Whilst
Prisoners Of War Under The Japanese

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Plaque 2 :

VX 142432
Private James Leslie (Les) McClure
Died August 2, 1948, Aged 26
Les McClure worked as a linesman with the PMG before and after the Second World War.  He enlisted with the 7 Battalion in November 1941.  After Japan entered the war on month later, he was transferred to be a signaller with the 55/53 Battalion, serving in New Guinea and Bougainville.  Suffering from celebral malaria, he died at home on August 2, 1948 and was buried on Natimuk cemetery on August 4, 1948

Lest We Forget

Les McClure was promoted to Corporal during his service in New Guinea

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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