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The War Memorial commemorates servicemen and women who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The memorial was originally unveiled as a drinking fountain in memory of those from the district who served in World War One. The tap on the fountain has been removed. A plaque was added to the memorial in 1987 in memory of the fallen from later conflicts. 

On Saturday, afternoon the Mayor of Coburg (Cr. A. Bush) performed the ceremony of unveiling a handsome drinking fountain at Pascoe Vale, erected by the Pascoe Vale Soldiers' Association in honor of those who had enlisted from Pascoe Vale and in memory of those who had died on service.  On the sides of the granite block supporting the fountain were the names of the fifty men of Pascoe Vale who had determined to enlist and fight for their country and the Empire. The Mayor was introduced by Mr Larnach, and expressed his feelings of pleasure at being invited to perform the ceremony and sorrow at its necessity. Some of the names on the memorial were those of young men whom he had known and had grown up with. He congratulated the people of Pascoe Vale on furnishing the rest of Coburg with an example in the way of erecting a handsome and substantial memorial to those who had volunteered from this district. After unveiling the memorial, brief speeches were made by Mr Blackburn, M.L.A., and Crs. Cash, Richards, Jones and McAlpine, and a juvenile bugler sounded the Last Post in memory of those who had fallen, the gathering remaining standing.
Brunswick and Coburg Leader (Vic), 12 October 1917.

Location

Address:Cumberland Road, Rogers Reserve, Pascoe Vale, 3044
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.729219
Long: 144.938664
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th October, 1917
Source: RSLV,SKP, VWHI, MA
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