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Prisoners of War Monument : 11-June-2011
Prisoners of War Monument : 11-June-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The Memorial commemorates Australian men and women who suffered and died as prisoners-of-war in various conflicts. 


Address:Cliff Street, Portland Municipal Offices, Portland, 3305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.351672
Long: 141.607553
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2003
Front Inscription

Plaque 1:

34,737 Aust. Servicemen
and Women have been
made prisoners of war from the
Boer War, WW1, WW2 and Korea.  
(There were no POW`s taken in Vietnam.)  
8,600 died in captivity

Plaque 2:

This Memorial is dedicated to the memory of all the
Australian Servicemen and Women who suffered
and died as Prisoners of War.  
Their motto :- When you go home, tell them of us and say,
that we gave our today for your tomorrow.

Lest We Forget  
Unveiled 2003

Plaque 3:

38 Portland and District
Servicemen were
taken Prisoners of War.  
17 of whom died in captivity -
never to see home again.


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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