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St Johns Toorak War Memorial
St Johns Toorak War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The memorial was dedicated in 1927 and inscribed with the names of the 36 men of the parish killed during World War One together with the 120 more who served, both men and women (as nurses).

In 2005 the memorial was updated in conjunction with the Toorak Returned Services League and a bronze panel added commemorating those who served and died in subsequent conflicts.

On the occasion of the unveiling of the soldiers' memorial and honor roll at St John`s Church, Toorak, which will be performed by His Excellency the Governor General (Lord Stonehaven) tomorrow afternoon, at 3 o clock, the dedication service will be conducted by Bishop Armstrong, assisted by the Rev. Francis A Townsend. A guard of honor will be supplied by a detachment of the Melbourne Grammar School Citizen Force trainees and the first Toorak troop of Boy Scouts. Lord Stonehaven intends to wear uniform at this ceremony, and it is desired that returned soldiers present will also wear uniform, and a black armband, in view of the present Court mourning.
Argus (Melbourne), 5 November 1927.

Location

Address:Toorak & Clendon Roads, St. John`s Anglican Church, Toorak, 3142
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.841843
Long: 145.014129
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:John Tranthim-Fryer

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th November, 1927
Front Inscription
Faithful unto Death 
[Names]
Left Side Inscription
In
HONOUR
And
REMEMBRANCE 
Of 
[Names] 
Right Side Inscription
     In
HONOUR
   And
REMEMBRANCE 
  Of 
[Names] 
Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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