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Wodonga War Memorial : 11-October-2012
Wodonga War Memorial : 11-October-2012

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected with a "Digger" statue in memory of those from the district who served in World War One and lists the names of the fallen. 

Plaques were added to the memorial to commemorate later conflicts and the 'Digger' statue was replaced by a pointed column. 

WODONGA, Tuesday. Considerable interest was taken by Wodonga and district residents in the unveiling of the soldiers' memorial in Wodonga this afternoon. There was a very large attendance, visitors being present from all parts of the Albury and surrounding districts. The ceremony, was performed by Sir James Barrett. The shire president (Cr. W. Twomey) briefly dealt with the preliminary stages taken by the Wodonga committee in erecting the memorial, which is a credit to district residents. He thanked everyone who had assisted the movement. Sir James Barrett, who received a fitting welcome, referred to the magnificent work of the Australian soldiers. The splendid memorial erected in such fitting surroundings would help to remind the people of the magnificent work done by these men. He removed thc Union Jack and declared the memorial unveiled. The memorial is made of the finest Harcourt granite. The names of district fallen soldiers are inscribed on the stone. Mr. Beardmore, M.L.A., the mayor of Albury (Alderman Burt), and Mr. A. Waugh, of Albury, organiser to the Albury centenary movement, also spoke.
Argus (Melbourne), 19 November 1924.

Location

Address:Hovell Street, Woodland Grove, Wodonga, 3690
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.12365
Long: 146.888455
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link: http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 18th November, 1924
Front Inscription

Erected
— by —
The Residents Of
Wodonga and District
In Memory
— of —
The Men Of
This Town And District
Who Fell In
The Great War 
1914 - 1919.

    Also
In Grateful Recognition
Of The Services Of
The Men Who
Served And Returned

Lest We Forget

Plaque 

Korea
1950 -1953

Plaque 

Malaya

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

Left Side Inscription

[ Names]

Plaque
South Vietnam
1962 - 1973

Plaque
Iraq 

Back Inscription

Malaya 1948-1960
Korea 1950-1953
Sabah Sarawak
              1962-1966
Malaya Peninsula
          1964-1966
Vietnam
         1962-1972.

Plaque
East Timor

Plaque
Afghanistan

 

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Plaque
Peace Keeper /
Peace Maker Operations

Plaque
Victoria Police
Peace Keeping

Source: MA,SKP, VWHI
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