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03-May-2015
03-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The War Memorial 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

 

Location

Address:Main Street, Yinnar, 3869
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.320145
Long: 146.329636
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

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 —

        [Names]

Lest We Forget.

Left Side Inscription

Yinnar and Districts
       Tribute
To Their Fallen Heroes

"Their Names Liveth For Evermore"

Duty nobly done

Plaque :

CENTENARY COMMEMORATION PLAQUE
This Plaque Commemorates 100 Years Since
The First 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 (sic)
To Give Us The Freedom We Enjoy To This Day.

They Shall Grow Not 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 School Boys
[ Names ]

Boer War Fallen 1900-1902
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Yinnar and District
[ Names ]

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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