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(Graeme Saunders)
(Graeme Saunders)

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

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

A wood relief sculpture was also installed in the Returned Service League Club on the same day as the dedication of this statue.

Plans to honour an unknown Australian soldier were first put forward in the 1920`s but it was not until 1993 that one was at last brought home. To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War One, 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, RSL Grounds, 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
Front Inscription

UNKNOWN SOLDIER

The field of Flanders and the Somme contain the remains of
more 10,000 Diggers list as Missing In Action on the 
Western Front between 1916 and 1918. 

More than 46,000 of the 300,000 Australians who served on
the Western Front were killed in battles from Passchendaele 
in Belgium to Rheims in France. 

This Statue to the UNKNOWN SOLDIER,
honours all Australian Servicemen and women killed in 
action serving their country. 

Commisioned by the Emerald RSL - 2014
Sculptor: Ronnie Sexton

 

Inscription in Proximity

(Above sculpture in RSL)
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.

Source: MA,DVA
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