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Whittlesea War Memorial
Whittlesea War Memorial

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The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected in memory of the fallen soldiers who served in World War One and also lists the names of the returned. A plaque was added to the memorial to commemorate those who served in later conflicts.

The soldiers' monument, in the main street, is finished, and awaiting the unveiling ceremony. It is a fine piece of work, with the Digger standing "at ease." On Tuesday next, the 20th inst., at 3 p.m., a monument to perpetuate the memory of fallen soldiers will be unveiled at Whittlesea by Brigadier General Senator Elliott, C.B.,C.M.G., D.S.O.,D.C.M. The members for the district, the Hon W. Angliss, M.L.C., Ron Russell Clark, M.L.C., and Mr W. H. Everard, M.L.A., will also be present. Mr Jas. McRae, M.A., Chief Inspector, will represent the Education Department at the function. Mr Everard has made arrangements with the department for a holiday for all the schools in the Whittlesea shire directly interested in the memorial. The children will be entertained by the local committee during the day, and will be lined up in front of the monument during the addresses. 
Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic), 16 April 1926.

Location

Address:Laurel Street, Opposite Church Street, Whittlesea, 3757
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.514467
Long: 145.117591
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 20th April, 1926
Front Inscription
Erected By The Residents
Of Whittlesea And District
In Memory Of The Men Who Fell
In The Great War 1914 -1918
Also In Grateful Recognition 
Of The Services Of The Men
Who Served And Returned
     Lest We Forget
          [Names]

Plaque:
In Commemoration Of 
Those Who Served
In The 1939 - 1945 War
Korea, Malaya And Vietnam 
 
Left Side Inscription
[Names] 
Right Side Inscription
[Names] 
Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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