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Portland War Memorial : 11-June-2011
Portland War Memorial : 11-June-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

The War Memorial was originally unveiled on the 6th July 1930 in memory of the soldiers and sailors who fell in the Great War.  The memorial now honours the fallen of World War Two, Malaya, Korea and Vietnam and those who served their King and Country.

Funding was received through the Anzac Centenary Grants Program in 2015 for a plaque to be installed on the memorial to commemorate the local men and women who served in the First World War. 

Monument Characteristics: The Memorial is a white marble statue of a World War One soldier with arms reversed on a granite plinth that has four red granite columns.

Location

Address:Cliff Street, Portland Municipal Offices, Portland, 3305
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.351582
Long: 141.607782
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Mr R.E. Carpenter (Warrnambool)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th July, 1930
Front Inscription

[ Names ]

A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY
OF OUR SAILORS AND SOLDIERS
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

Left Side Inscription

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Back Inscription

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THIS FOUNDATION STONE LAID
"BACK TO PORTLAND" NOV 18TH 1929
                   BY
CR J. L. WYATT. J. P.
                               MAYOR

Right Side Inscription

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Unveiled By
General Sir Neville Smyth V.C.
On 6th July 1930.

Inscription in Proximity

Left side steps to War Memorial

In Honour
Of Those
Members Of This District
Who Served
Their King And Country
And In Memory Of The Fallen
World War 1939 - 1945

[Names]

In Memory Of
Those Who Fell In
Korea, Malaya and Vietnam Wars

Right side steps to War Memorial

In Honour 
Of Those 
Members Of This District 
Who Served 
Their King And Country 
And In Memory Of The Fallen 
World War 1939 - 1945

[Names]

 

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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