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09-May-2017
09-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The forecourt of the Wesley College commemorates former students who died in service or were killed in action in World Wars One and Two, and the Vietnam War.

The lion statues in the forecourt commemorate former old boys from the college who died in service or were killed in action during World War One and were dedicated on the 2nd April 1916. Within the forecourt, there is a plaque measuring one metre square, weighing 85 kilograms which commemorates the centenary of ANZAC and contains historic information regarding World War One. 

Location

Address:577 St Kilda Road, Wesley College, Melbourne, 3004
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.848721
Long: 144.982787
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th October, 1983
Front Inscription

THIS WAR MEMORIAL FORECOURT

                   In memory of
Old Collegians who died in two World Wars and Vietnam
was dedicated on 16th October 1983 in the presence of
                 His Excellency
Rear-Admiral Sir BRIAN MURRAY, K.C.M.G., A.O., K. St. J.
           Governor of Victoria

Norman J. Young  President, College Council
David H. Prest  Principal

Left Side Inscription

Plaque:
To the Honoured Memory of
Our Old Boys
Who Gave Their Lives For
Country And For Empire In The Great War
These Lions Are Dedicated

"The School Will Not Forget"

Source: MA,RSLV
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