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23-November-2015
23-November-2015

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The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who have served in the various conflicts that Australia has been involved in.  Funds for the construction were raised by the "Welcome Home League", a group of Yarra Glen and District residents in memory of the fallen of World War One. 

Monument characteristics :

Granite obelisk on a two stepped base on a concrete slab.

The 8th October has been definitely fixed as the date for the unveiling of the Yarra Glen memorial to fallen soldiers. Major-General Sir John Gellibrand, C.M.G., D S.O., will perform the ceremony, attended by Mr W. H. Everard, Mr G. A. Maxwell and others. The Police Band will be in attendance. It will be a never-to-be-forgotten event, and all those who can appreciate the wonderful sacrifice made by the men of the A I.F., many of whom whose names appear on the handsome "stone of sacrifice " — are those of our homes, men who as children have grown up in our midst. To many of us to whom the privilege and solace of seeing the last resting places of our beloved dead are denied, such local memorials will prove a comfort to lessen our hurt in a degree, a comfort that only those who have loved and lost, can ever realize.
Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate (Vic.), 30 September 1921. 

Location

Address:45 Bell Street (Melba Highway), In front of Memorial Hall, Yarra Glen, 3775
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.656992
Long: 145.374619
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 8th October, 1921
Front Inscription

THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED BY
THE CITIZENS OF
YARRA GLEN AND
DISTRICT UNDER
THE AUSPICES OF
WELCOME HOME LEAGUE
TO PERPETUATE THE
MEMORY OF THE
MEN WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
WORLD WAR II 1939 - 45
MALAYA
BORNEO
KOREA
VIETNAM

THIS MONUMENT
WAS UNVEILED ON
8 OCTOBER 1921

Left Side Inscription

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Right Side Inscription
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Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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