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Sunbury War Memorial was erected in 1921 to commemorate those who had served and fallen in the First World War.
Sir Rupert Clarke had offered to pay for the memorial which he intended to erect to the memory of his nephew Lieut. Keith MacDonald who had been killed in France. Clarke had selected Sunbury as the site for the monument because of its long-term association with the Clarke family - as exemplified by their Sunbury property Rupertswood - and he asked the memorial committee to select a location for its erection. The monument is a model of symmetry, and the fine lines of carving on the stone and bronze reveal a delicate taste. On the fourth bronze face of the monument, surmounted by the Clarke coat-of-arms, is the inscription indicating the originating cause of the gift - the loss at the war of Sir Rupert's nephew, Lieut. Keith MacDonald - together with the names of the thirty-two others who made the supreme sacrifice. .
Subsequently two plaques have been added one at the end of the Second World War and another to commemorate those who had fought in Korea, Vietnam and Malaya.
|Address:||Stawell Street, Stawell Park, Sunbury, 3429|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.579795|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 27th November, 1921|
TO THE MEMORY OF
CLAUDE KEITH MACDONALD
LIEUT. 93rd REGT.
ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
KILLED IN FRANCE SEPT. 1915.
AND TO THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS OF THE A.I.F.
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY
SIR RUPERT CLARK BART.
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF SUNBURY
WHO SERVED IN THE WAR 1914 -1919
ALSO 1939 -1945 ALSO KOREA, MALAYA,
WAR VIETNAM CAMPAIGNS
SHEPHERD BORN 1946
THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT
KILLED IN ACTION
SOUTH VIETNAM 13TH MAY 1968