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A monument commemorates those from the district who died in service or were killed in action in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.  The memorial was originally built to commemorate the fallen of the South African (Boer) War and World War One. The names of the fallen of World War Two were added to the memorial in 1951. 

A plaque was added in 2015 to commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landing in 1915 during World War One.

In 1919 it was decided to erect a memorial to those from Yinnar and districts who lost their lives in the Boer War and World War One. The Soldiers Memorial was unveiled on the 1st December 1920 by Brigadier General Brand.
Morwell Advertiser, 3rd December 1920



Address:Main Street, Yinnar, 3869
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.320184
Long: 146.329656
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:Huxley & Co


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 1st December, 1920
Front Inscription

For God King and Country.

Erected by the residents of Yinnar and District as a tribute to the memory of their brave soldiers who gave their lives for the honor of Australia and the cause of liberty in the Great European War.

1914 - 1919.

Lest We Forget.

1939 – 1945

A tribute from the Yinnar residents to


Lest We Forget.

Left Side Inscription

Yinnar and District

A tribute to her fallen soldiers

"Their names liveth for evermore"

Duty nobly done

Plaque :

Centenary Commemoration Plaque

This plaque commemorates 100 years since the Firs World War commenced in 1914 and Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) troops landed at Gallipoli on 25th April, 1915.

Members of the Morwell RSL Sub-branch will always remember the sacrifices made by service personal to give us the freedom we enjoy to this day.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old ;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription

Old Yinnar Schoolboys
[ Names ]

Boer War Fallen 1900-1902
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Yinnar and District
[ Names ]

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