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Sale Cenotaph
Sale Cenotaph

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The Cenotaph, an obelisk with Victory figure, was originally erected to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War One with the names of the fallen of World War Two added to the memorial at a later date.

Yesterday afternoon the Fallen Soldiers' Memorial erected by the people of Sale and District was unveiled by Brigadier-General Forsyth C.M.G. in the presence of a large crowd. The vicinity of the memorial was congested with motor cars, the whole countryside turning out to pay tribute to Australia's sons who had died in defence of their country, and in the cause of freedom and justice.

The memorial, which is situated in the foreground of an avenue of trees, was erected at a cost of over £900, which was raised by direct appeal to the people, the success of which was largely due to the activity displayed by the ladies' committee.
Gippsland Times (Vic) 16 June 1924.

Location

Address:82 Macalister Street, Memorial Hall, Sale, 3850
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.109691
Long: 147.06735
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 15th June, 1924
Front Inscription

Erected
By The People of
Sale And District
In Grateful Memory
Of Their Men
Who Fell In The
Great Wars
1914-1918,
1939-1945.
Greater Love Hath No
Man Than This, That A 
Man Lay Down His Life
 For His Friends.

 

Left Side Inscription

1914 – 1918
[Names]

1939 – 1945
[Names]

Back Inscription

1914 – 1918
[Names]

1939 – 1945 
[Names]

Right Side Inscription

1914 – 1918
[Names]

1939 – 1945 
[Names]

Source: MA,VMR,SKP
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