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Unknown Soldier
Unknown Soldier

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A statue of the Unknown Soldier commemorates those who served in World War One and represents all Australians who have been killed in war.

Plans to honour an unknown Australian soldier were first put forward in the 1920s but it was not until 1993 that one was at last brought home. To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the body of an unknown Australian soldier was recovered from Adelaide Cemetery near Villers-Bretonneux in France and transported to Australia.

Location

Address:Memorial Avenue, Emerald, 3782
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.933441
Long: 145.438723
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Ronnie Sexton
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2015
Source: MA,DVA
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