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The War Memorial in the school grounds commemorates those who served in both World Wars. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those who served in World War One. 

A concrete obelisk erected as a memorial to men who served overseas in the Great War was unveiled in Pascoe Vale school grounds yesterday by the Director of Education, Mr. J. McRae, in the presence of a large number of residents. A guard of honor was formed by the returned soldiers of the district, and inspected by Major-General Brown, who also gave an appropriate address. Thanking the soldiers for their co-operation, Mr. McRae said he had not seen so many returned men at such a ceremony before. The mayor of Coburg (Cr. Brearley), councillors and prominent citizens took part in the proceedings. The mayor told the children that the memorial, which had been constructed by the soldiers from materials supplied by the school committee, mothers' club and children, was not for the glorification of war but in memoryof the men who had fought for the liberty and security of Australia.
Age (Melbourne), 11 November 1933.


Address:Gaffney Street, Primary School Grounds, Pascoe Vale, 3044
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.731247
Long: 144.937251
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 10th November, 1933
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