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Warrion War Memorial : 17-February-2012
Warrion War Memorial : 17-February-2012

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The War Memorial was erected in memory of those from the district who died in service or were killed in action in both World Wars. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those who lost their lives in World War One with the names of the fallen of World War Two added at a later date. 

The idea of a permanent memorial was discussed at a public meeting in 1915 and the decision was made to erect a memorial at the conclusion of the war. The memorial was unveiled on ANZAC Day, 1920. 

Trees were also planted in the Recreation Reserve in memory of the fallen soldiers. 

A meeting was held in the Public Hall on Wednesday evening for the purpose of marking in some way the actions of some twenty local boys who have volunteered for active service. There were upwards of 40 present. Mr. A. M'Kay was voted to the chair, and Mr. J. Reid kindly consented to act as hon. secretary. After some considerable discussion, it was decided that for the present a scroll be obtained and hung in the Hall with the names of those who have already volunteered inscribed thereon-names of further volunteers to be added from time to time. It was also agreed that a permanent memorial would be erected at the conclusion of the war. At the suggestion of several speakers, it was decided to hold an entertainment of some sort to mark the unveiling of the above, the proceeds to be devoted to the Red Cross Fund. Specially sympathetic reference was made by many present of Private E. Ilett's death while in action recently. As Arbor Day takes place in Warrion on Tuesday next, it was decided to plant a tree in the local recreation ground as a memorial to the fallen soldier. The committee of the local gun club, of which Private Ilett was an enthusiastic member, intimated to the meeting that they would provide a suitable guard for same such offer being accepted. A patriotic committee, consisting of Messrs. A. M'Kay. (chairman), D. Read, Jas. Neale, W.Cumming, J. H.M`Carthy, T. Ryan, A. J. M'Laren, R. Martin and J. Reid (hon. secretary), was formed to carry out the resolutions agreed on at the meeting, as well as anything of a patriotic nature arising from time to time. 
The Colac Herald (Vic), 25 June 1915. 


Address:Glenn Street, Recreation Reserve , Warrion, 3249
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.224411
Long: 143.569233
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th April, 1920
Front Inscription

The Brave Men
Who Enlisted From
This District
To Serve In The
1914 - 1918
And Who Paid The
Supreme Sacrifice

For God King And Country.

Left Side Inscription

In Sacred Memory
[ Names ]

1939 - 45
[ Names ]

Unveiled By

25th April 1920  

Source: MA,RSLV
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