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Stawell War Memorial
Stawell War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders / Roger Johnson

The "Girls Remembrance League" of Stawell funded the World War One memorial, the Marble Soldier, which was unveiled in November 1923 by the Venerable Archdeacon T P Bennett, former AIF Chaplain of Stawell.  The memorial lists the names of those from the district who lost their lives in the conflict. 

The order for the memorial was given to local monumental masons, Messrs. Robson & Gray of which Mr. G H Robson completed the work and Mr. W Gray did the lettering.  The marble figure was carved in Italy and was erected by Mr. George Robson. He and his family volunteered to clean the monument for the next 33 years.

memorial to fallen soldiers erected by the Girls Remembrance League, was recently unveiled at Stawell. It contains the names of 62 district soldiers who died on service. The cost was £642. 
Weekly Times (Melbourne), 17 November 1923. 

Location

Address:Main & Victoria Streets, , Stawell, 3380
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.05733
Long: 142.778431
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Monument Designer:Messrs. Robson & Gray (Stawell, VIC)

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:November-1923
Front Inscription

Australian Commonwealth
       Military Forces
        ERECTED BY 
           — The—
Stawell Girls Remembrance League
To The Honor Of The Living And
The Everlasting Glory Of The Dead
Who Fought In The Great War
         1914 - 1919.

        "Lest We Forget"

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

"Faithful Unto Death"

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

"Faithful Unto Death"

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

"Faithful Unto Death"

Source: MA,RSLV
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