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Stratford War Memorial
Stratford War Memorial

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A monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The monument  was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One with the names of those who who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two added at a later date.

Additional plaques have been added to commemorate those who have served in Post World War Two conflicts. 

The unveiling of the memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Avon Shire Council at Stratford on Sunday afternoon last was witnessed by a large gathering from all parts of the shire.  Also in attendance were Mr. J. W. MCLachlan, M.L.A., and Cr. Bolitho, who was president of the Sale Soldiers' Memorial Committee, and Mrs Bolitho. The memorial, which is in the form of a column composed of Victorian granite, occupies a prominent position and was erected at a cost £320. On it are inscribed ihe names of 46 fallen soldiers. 
Gippsland Times (Vic), 6 November 1924.


Address:Tyers Street (Princes Highway) , Memorial Park, Stratford, 3862
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.965219
Long: 147.079735
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 2nd November, 1924
Front Inscription

1914 -1918 

Remember with thanksgiving the faithful men who went forth from the Avon Shire to God and right.

The names of those who returned not again are hereon inscribed to be honored for evermore.

Left Side Inscription
Back Inscription

Second World War
[ Names ]

Plaque : 


Plaque : 

1950-1953        1953-1956
Active Service  Peacekeeping

Right Side Inscription
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