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North Melbourne War Memorial
North Melbourne War Memorial

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The monument was originally erected to commemorates the residents of North and West Melbourne who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

Additional plaques have been added to commemorate those who have died in service or been killed in action in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved in since the end of World War One.

The unveiling of the granite column erected by the North and West Melbourne Red Cross Society at the corner of Victoria and Errol Streets North Melbourne as a memorial to those who fell in the war  took place yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering.  The ceremony was performed by His Excellency the Governor (Lord Somers) and Lady Somers  subsequently laid the first wreath at the base of the memorial.

This was followed by others placed in memory of dead relations and friends until the flowers rose to a height of several feet. Mr Clement Davidson president of the society, said that 1,240 men enlisted from North and West Melbourne, and of these 520 died on service.  It was hoped that the sacred spot now dedicated would long be remembered as a memorial to their heroism The memorial had cost £300 and this sum had been given by citizens.
The Argus (Melbourne), 12 July 1926.

Monument characteristics :

A stone column and ball on a stone plinth and two-stepped base.

Location

Address:King & Hawke Streets, North Melbourne, 3051
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.805244
Long: 144.948684
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:H.B.Corben & Sons Pty. Ltd.

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th July, 1926
Front Inscription

In imperishable memory of Australia's sons who died in the cause of freedom in the Great War

1914 - 198

Erected by the members of the North and West Melbourne Red Cross Society on behalf of the citizens.

 

Left Side Inscription

Palestine

Plaque :

Sacred to the memory of those who gave their lives in the Korean Campaign 1950 - 1953.

Lest we forget

 

Back Inscription

France

Plaque :

Sacred to the memory of those who gave their lives in the following conflicts

Malaya                  1948 - 1960
Sabah Sarawak  1962 - 1966
Malay Peninsula 1964 - 1966
Vietnam                 1962 - 1972

Lest we forget

 

Right Side Inscription

Gallipoli

Plaque :

Sacred to the memory of those who gave their lives in World War II 1939 - 1945.

Lest we forget

 

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