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The Richmond War Memorial is a unique design, replacing previous Memorial fountain, as the main memorial in Richmond. Symbolising a stylisation of three rifles marking the graves of three ANZAC soldiers who lost their lives at the battle fo the Somme, France in the Great War. Original wooden crosses on the battlefields were made from artillery shell and ammunition boxes. To signify this fact , the centre of the memorial constitutes a steel cross, that extends beyond the uprights. Dedicated on the 25th April 2001.
The memorial holds Rolls of Honour for individuals from the Richmond region who served and died in wars. Additionally, there is space for smaller individual remembrance plaques to Veterans. There are tri-service and additional badges to respresent all the forces on the three struts.
|Address:||Flinders Highway, Jack Brown Lions Park, Richmond, 4822|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.734157|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 25th April, 2001|
KILLED IN ACTION
LEST WE FORGET
The Richmond War memorial was consecrated on the 25th April 2001.
The memorial is a stylization of three army rifles marking the graves of three ANZAC soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme, France in the Great War 1914-1918. The battered wooden cross was made from the artillery shell boxes.