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May-2013
May-2013

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A memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally built to commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One, but additional plaques have been added to commemorate other conflicts.

The memorial was originally erected by public subscription to commemorate 116 soldiers from the district who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War One. The memorial was unveiled on the 30th January 1921 by Dr. J.R.Harris M.L.C., in front of a large assembly. The memorial cost £690 to erect. 
The Argus (Melbourne), 4th February 1921.

Monument characteristics :

A grey granite obelisk on a two-stepped concrete base.

Location

Address:Murray Street, Memorial Park, Rutherglen, 3685
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.054788
Long: 146.458305
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 30th January, 1921
Front Inscription

For King And Country
A Grateful Tribute
To The Men Of
Rutherglen District
Who Made The
Supreme Sacrifice
In The Great War
1914 - 1919
Their Name Liveth For Ever

[ Names ]

1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

East Timor 
[ Name ]

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Source: MA,RSLV,VMR,SKP
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