Centenary of the First World WarPrint Page
A plaque commemorates the centenary of World War One. The plaque was erected with funds provided by the Anzac Centenary Grants Program.
When Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914, most Australians greeted the news with great enthusiasm. Volunteers rushed to enlist for an exciting war which was expected to be over by Christmas. For Australia, as for many nations, the First World War remains the most costly conflict in terms of deaths and casualties. From a population of fewer than five million, 416,809 men enlisted, of which over 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.
|Address:||Crooble-Croppa Creek Road, Crooble Memorial Hall , Crooble, 2400|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -29.261019|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2015|