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

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Commemorates men and women who were made prisoners-of-war in various conflicts

Location

Address:Cliff Street, Shire Offices, Portland, 3305
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.351672
Long: 141.607553
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:2002
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 Veitnam.)  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
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