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Northcote Cenotaph : 13-May-2012
Northcote Cenotaph : 13-May-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Peter F Williams

Northcote Cenotaph commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally unveiled in 1922 to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War One.

Monument characteristics :

The Cenotaph consists on a curved wall with supporting columns that list a number of battles of World War One, and in front of it is a grey broken column cenotaph which has dark grey plaques on each side, inscribed with gold lettering.

Close to the cenotaph is a cairn which describes the first casualties of World War One.

Location

Address:496 High Street, Memorial Hall , Northcote, 3070
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.765038
Long: 144.999668
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Dr. Ross J. Bastiaan (Cairn)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th May, 1922
Front Inscription

(Wall) Bapaume  Palestine Ypres  Messines  Bullecourt  Australian Commonwealth Military Forces  Jutland  Pozieres  Lone Pine  Villers Bretonneux

(Column)

Sacred to the memory of those who gave their all in the Great War 1914-1918.  

"Lest We Forget"

(plaque)

In memory of Able Seaman W.G.V. Williams resident of Northcote.  The first Australian killed in the First World War and a member of the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force that captured the German possession at Rabual in New Guinea on 11th September 1914.  Laid by the Mayor, C.R.S. Brearley in the presence of members of the Northcote Returned and Services League and Royal Australian Navy Personnel.  A.D. 1993

 

Left Side Inscription

Sacred to the memory of those who gave their all in the 1939 - 1945 War.

"Lest We Forget"
 

Back Inscription

Sacred to the memory of those who gave their all in the Korean and Malayan Wars.

"Lest We Forget" 

Right Side Inscription

Sacred to the memory of those who gave their all in the Vietnam War.

"Lest We Forget" 

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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