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Seymour War Memorial : 21-October-2011
Seymour War Memorial : 21-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

The War Memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The Memorial Cairn was erected in ANZAC Avenue in 1986 to replace the original World War One Avenue of Honour which was planted in 1917. The trees were removed in 1982 due to road widening. 

Location

Address:ANZAC Avenue, Seymour, 3660
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.028439
Long: 145.142792
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 9th November, 1986
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

Plaque 1 :

This Memorial Cairn Honours The Memory Of
All Men And Women Of The Armed Forces Of
Australia Who Have Served And Paid The
Supreme Sacrifice In The Defence Of Our
Nation.

"They Shall Not Grow Old As We That
             Are Left Grow Old,
  Age Shall Not Weary Them Nor
            The Years Condemn.  
At The Going Down Of The Sun
             And In The Morning
        We Will Remember Them."

"Lest We Forget"

Plaque 2 :

Memorial Cairn
ANZAC Avenue, Syemour

This Memorial Cairn Was Unveiled By
The State President Of The
Returned Services League
Victorian Branch
Mr. Bruce Carlyle Ruxton OBE
At The Dedication Service
Held On Sunday 9th November 1986

Plaque 3 :

This Plaque Is Dedicated
To Those Who Served In
     VIETNAM
   1962 - 1975

 

 

Back Inscription

Lest We Forget

Plaque 1 :

This Memorial Cairn Was Erected By The Seymour Sub-Branch Of The Returned Service League To Replace The Original Avenue Of Trees Which Were Planted By The Citizens Of Seymour In 1917.  Each Tree Represented A District Soldier Who Enlisted And Served In The 1914-1918 War.  The Carriage-Way Known Then As Old Trawool Road Was Renamed ANZAC Avenue.

In 1982, To Permit Road Duplication, The Avenue Of Trees Was Removed, And By The Erection Of This Memorial The Seymour Sub-Branch R.S.L. Trust That The History And Tradition Of ANZAC Avenue Will Always Be Preserved.

President : Ralph E. Wilson  Secretary : Ian D. Paterson

Plaque 2 :

KOREAN WAR
1950 - 1953        1953 - 1956
Active Service   Peacekeeping

Plaque 3 :

This Plaque Is Dedicated
To Those Who Served In The

BOER WAR
1899 - 1902 

Plaque 4 :

This Plaque Is Dedicated
To Those Who Served In

        WWII
1939 - 1945 

Plaque 5 :

The Seymour Sub-Branch Of The Returned
Services League Gratefully Acknowledge The
Assistance Given For The Erection Of This
Memorial Cairn :
By The Officers And Men Of :
21 Construction Squadron, R.A.E., Puckapunyal
Also The Co-Operation From :
Shire of Seymour  
Seymour Water Board  
Road Construction Authority
 A. Giannarelli & Sons
 Mr. P. F. Block  
Aggregate Contracting Co. Pty. Ltd.  
Mr. L. W. McCarthy  
The Citizens Of Seymour Who Freely Gave Their time.

President : Ralph E. Wilson Secretary : Ian D. Paterson

 

Source: MA
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