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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 those who lost their lives in World War One. The names of the fallen of World War Two were added to the memorial in April 1946. A further inscription commemorates later conflicts. 

Monument characteristics :

Grey granite obelisk inside a fenced enclosure.

Willaura. A public meeting was held at the Mechanics' Hall on Tuesday to discuss the proposed memorial to fallen soldiers from the district. It was reported that it was proposed in Ararat to collect money from the whole shire to erect a memorial there, but local residents prefer to have something placed in Willaura, as many of them never visit Ararat.  After it had been decided to erect a memorial at some future date the meeting was adjourned.
Ararat Advertiser (Vic), 28 July 1917.

A war memorial was recently unveiled at Willaura. 
Excerpt from Weekly Times (Melbourne), 29 December 1923.


Address:Main Street, Willaura, 3379
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.547303
Long: 142.740806
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1923
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget
Our Brave
Who Gave Their Lives
In The Great War
1914 - 1919


Korea 1950 - 1956.
Malaya 1950 - 1957.
Borneo 1962 - 1966.
Vietnam 1962 - 1973.

Left Side Inscription

1914 - 19

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

This Panel
In April 1946
In Memory Of
[ Names ]
Who Gave Their Lives
In The 1939 - 1945 War

Right Side Inscription

1914 - 19

[ Names ]

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