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A monument commemorates those who have died in service or were killed in action in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those who lost their lives in World War One. 

OUYEN, Thursday - Several hundred people were present at the unveiling of the Ouyen War Memorial by Mr. E A Harris, who remarked that it had been a common saying that the Great War was "a war to end war".  He trusted that this would prove to be true.  The Great War had robbed war of all its glory, and modem inventions had made it a sordid and ghastly business. He hoped that the League of Nations or some such combination would prove powerful enough to outlaw war.
The Argus (Melbourne), 23 August 1929. 

Location

Address:Oke & Pickering Streets, Ouyen, 3490
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.070181
Long: 142.314879
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 22nd August, 1929
Front Inscription

1914 - 1918 

TO THE MEMORY OF THE  OUYEN DISTRICT MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE  GREAT WAR.

" Ouyen hath no worthier sons than these." 

"THEIRS WAS NO CASUAL SERVICE, NOR SHALL BE A CASUAL FAME."

Left Side Inscription

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Back Inscription

1939 - 1945

This Panel Contains The Names Of Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives In The Second Great War.
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Plaque

To The Memory Of FRANCIS J. SMITH 
Who made the supreme sacrifice during the VIETNAM CONFLICT - 1962 to 1963

Right Side Inscription

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Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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