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04-June-2016 (Sandra Brown)
04-June-2016 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Sandra Brown

The War Memorial commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally erected in memory of those from the district who served in both World Wars. 

Additional plaques were added to commemorate other conflicts including a National Service plaque which was unveiled in October 2011, 

Location

Address:McBride Avenue & Baillieu Street East, Soldiers Reserve, Wonthaggi, 3995
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.608803
Long: 145.591588
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

ERECTED IN HONOUR
OF THOSE WHO SERVED
IN WORLD WARS
1914-1918   1939-1945

Plaque : 

BOER WAR
12 October 1899 - 31 May 1902

In Memory Of The 16,000 Australian Volunteers
Including The First Female Servicewomen
They Served Their Country Well

Plaque :

VIETNAM

For All Those Who Served, Suffered And Died

1962 - 1973

Plaque :

Dedicated To The Members Of The
Royal Australian Navy  
Australian Army  
Royal Australian Air Force
Who Served And The 339 Killed In Action  
1216 Wounded In Action And The 29 POW
Korea 1950 - 1953
Lest We Forget

Plaque :

This Memorial Is Dedicated To Australia`s
National Servicemen Who Served In The
Navy, Army And Airforce Between 1951 - 1972 
In Particular To The 212 Who Paid The Supreme
Sacrifice During Active Service In Borneo And Vietnam.
Erected By South Gippsland Sub-Branch National Servicemen
Association Of Australia Victorian Branch Inc.
Unveiled by Committee Members
October 2011

Service To The Nation

Left Side Inscription

WONTHAGGI & DISTRICT
ROLL OF HONOUR
  WORLD WAR I
       1914 -18

       [ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

WONTHAGGI & DISTRICT
ROLL OF HONOUR
  WORLD WAR II
       1939 - 45

       [ Names ]

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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