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17- October-2014
17- October-2014

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Sandra Brown

The War Memorial, erected by the Wangaratta Borough and Shire, was originally erected to commemorate those who died on active service service in World War One.  Their names are listed on the monument.

Names of those who have died in subsequent conflicts have been added to the monument at a later date. The memorial also contains a plaque unveiled in 2006 commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

WANGARATTA, Saturday -A soldiers memorial erected jointly at Wangaratta by the Shire of Wangaratta and the Borough of Wangaratta councils was unveiled today by Lieut Colonel Scott. There was a large attendance.  The memorial cost £750. It is 31ft high and its stone base is 6ft 8in square. It has a polished granite column 11ft 6in high. Lieut Colonel Scott described the capture of Beersheba where the Turkish gun at the foot of the monument was taken. He said that young Australia should train in readiness for future wars. He offered the soldiers' sympathy to the relatives of the fallen. Other speakers included the mayor (Councillor L N Gunther), Dr. Harris, M. L. C., Mr Bowser, M. L. A ., Councillor M A Sheridan, president of the Wangaratta Shire, and Major T H Shannon.  Wreaths were placed on the monument by the Friendly Union of Wives and Mothers, the Red Cross Society, A.C. F. women's and girls' branches, Presbyterian Church, Lieut Colonel Scott, and relatives of the fallen.
Argus (Melbourne), 23 April 1923.

Location

Address:Docker & Ovens Streets, Monument Gardens , Wangaratta, 3677
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.355234
Long: 146.322431
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Artthur Rundle &James McLeod

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 21st April, 1923
Front Inscription

      Erected By
The BOROUGH and SHIRE 
          Of
WANGARATTA
   Conjointly
To Perpetuate The Memory Of
Their Residents Who Died In The
  GREAT WAR
   1914-1918.

 

Left Side Inscription

Died On Service
[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Died On Service
1939 - 1945
[ Names ]
KOREA 1950 -1953
[ Name ]
VIETNAM 1962 - 1973
[ Names ]

(Plaque)

Presented to
Wangaratta Rural City Council
By the
Victorian Vietnam Veterans Community
in Commemoration of the
40th Anniversary of the
Battle of Long Tan - 18th August 2006
 

 

 

Right Side Inscription

Died On Service
[ Names ] 

Source: MA,VWHI,VMR,SKP,RHSV
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