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04-March-2015
04-March-2015

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A grandstand at the Springvale Reserve commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

The grandstand was financed by the Springvale Returned Soldiers & Sailors Imperial League of Australia (later Returned Servicemen's League), with funds gained from the sale of the Springvale Memorial Hall to the local Masonic Lodge. 

The dedication and opening of the soldiers' memorial grandstand at Springvale took place on Saturday. The stand will accommodate 300 persons, and has a clubroom with well-appointed dressing rooms. The building was constructed under the chief supervision of the Dandenong shire engineer, Mr. C. E. Woodcock. The stone was dedicated by the Rev. S. E. Dorman, Major-General C. H. Brand carried out the unveiling service, and Councillor J. New, president of the Shire of Dandenong, officially opened the building. Former soldiers, headed by the Dandenong Citizens' Band, marched from the Springvale station and paraded at the service.
Argus (Melbourne), 8 June 1936.

Location

Address:Newcomen Road, Springvale Reserve, Springvale, 3171
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.943373
Long: 145.146435
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque:
Spring Vale Branch
R.S.S.I.L.A.
Memorial Grandstand
Dedicated To The Memory
Of The Fallen 1914 - 198
Lest We Forget.

Plaque:
This Building
— Opened —
By Cr J New J.P.
Shire President
6th June 1936
Cr H. J. E. Harris. J.P.  
President Of The Trustees

Source: MA,VWHI
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