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A War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in World Wars One and Two. The memorial was originally unveiled in 1921 and lists the names of those who fell in World War One with the names of the fallen of World War Two added at a later date. 

The unveiling ceremony of the district soldiers' monument was conducted on Monday by Capt. A. W. Wardell, of Ararat, in the presence of a large gathering including a squad of school children, representatives of the R.S.A., fathers of soldiers, and bereaved families. The stone, which stands 20 feet high, is surmounted by the marble figure of a soldier in uniform. Capt. Wardell delivered a stirring address, paying a warm tribute to the patriotic institutions and Red Cross Societies during the progress of the war, and the gallant achievements of the A.I.F., who had by their deeds started a new page in history. He also handed over a machine gun (Rainbow`s war trophy) to the trustees. 
The Horsham Times (Vic), 10 June 1921. 



Address:Federal Street, Median Strip, Rainbow, 3424
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.897977
Long: 141.994907
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 6th June, 1921
Front Inscription

In Memory Of
District Soldiers
Who Fell In The
Great War
As A Tribute To
All Who Served
1914 - 1919.

Left Side Inscription

"They Sleep Well"

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

To The Memory
Those Who Paid
The Supreme Sacrifice 
  1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

"We Will Remember Them"

Right Side Inscription

"They Sleep Well"

[ Names ]

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