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26-November-2015

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The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who died in service or were killed in action in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The memorial was originally erected in memory of the fallen of World War One. In 1955 the names of those who lost their lives in World War Two were added to the memorial as well as the entrance pillars and flagpoles. A plaque containg the names of those who lost their lives in the Boer War was added in 1999. 


WARRAGUL, Monday. His Excellency the Governor-General (Lord Forster) this afternoon unveiled the memorial to fallen soldiers who volunteered from the Warragul district. There was a large gathering for the ceremony. Lord Forster said that if his public duties permitted, he would like to unveil every such monument in Australia. Australia's splendid men had done so much for the Empire that he was proud to join in honouring them. Reference had been made to his own family losses through the war. These had their lessons in helping to make them sympathetic. Although the cloud of grief was dark, in many instances it was not without hope.  If they were true to their faith they knew that those who had passed on were living in a better sphere.  lt was for all to see that they made their lives worthy of the sacrifices made on their behalf by the brave men who had fallen. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (Sir John Mackey) said that when the call came for volunteers to defend the Empire there was 4,000 people in Warragul Shire. Of the 2,000 eligible men, Warragul Shire enlisted one in every two. That was a fine record. Mr. Paterson, M.H.R., the president of the Fathers' Association (Mr. John Clayton), the president of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial League (Mr. E. Turnbull), and the president of the Warragul branch of the league (Mr. E. Norman Blackie) gave addresses. The memorial is nearly 30ft. in height, and is built of granite, embellished with wreaths of immortelles in bronze, lt contains 62 names and cost £900.
Argus (Melbourne)), 10 April 1923.

Location

Address:Victoria & Smith Streets, Warragul, 3820
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.162687
Long: 145.931007
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 9th April, 1923
Front Inscription

ERECTED
BY THE CITIZENS OF
WARRAGUL AND DISTRICT
TO PERPETUATE AND KEEP
GREEN THE MEMORY OF HER
HEROES WHO GAVE UP
THEIR LIVES IN THE

GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
IN ASSISTING TO SAVE
AUSTRALIA
FROM THE STEEL HAND OF
FOREIGN MILITARY
DOMINATION. 

Plaque :

Australia Remembers
1945 -1995

IN HONOUR OF
THE MEN & WOMEN
WHO SERVED AUSTRALIA
IN TIME OF CONFLICT
DURING WORLD WAR II.
LEST WE FORGET


TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF
THE HEROES OF THIS DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945.

THE RESIDENTS OF THE SHIRE OF WARRAGUL
IN 1955 RECORDED THEIR NAMES ON THIS STONE
AND ADDED THE TWO FLAGPOLES
AND ENTRANCE TO THE MEMORIAL.


 

Left Side Inscription

[Killed In Action]
[Names] 

1914 - 1918
WORLD WAR
          I

Plaque:
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN FROM THE
WARRAGUL DISTRICT
WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
DURING THE BOER WAR 1899 - 1902
[Names]
LEST WE FORGET.
THEIR NAMES WILL LIVE FOREVER MORE.
Unveiled October 1999

1962 - 65
MALAYSIAN CONFLICT

Back Inscription

Killed In Action
[ Names ]

 

Right Side Inscription

Died Of Illness
[ Names ]
Died Of Wounds
[ Names ]
Died After Returning
[ Names ]

Korean War Killed In Action [ Name ]

[ Names ]

1939 - 1945
WORLD WAR 2

1950 - 53
KOREAN WAR
1962 - 73
VIETNAM WAR

Source: MA,SKP,VWHI
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