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27-February-2017
27-February-2017

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The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in World War One.  Standing over 3.6m in height, the glass art panels feature imagery sourced form the Australian War Memorial and colour grades that unite them with the bluestone plinth - a locally sourced stone.

The monument also commemorates the 64 Australians who received the Victoria Cross during World War One, including Winchelsea’s Albert Jacka. The Victoria Cross is the highest award for acts of bravery in wartime. Funding was received through the Anzac Centenary Grants Program. 
 

Location

Address:Princes Highway & Palmer Street, Winchelsea , 3241
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.242799
Long: 143.990327
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Andrew Hogg (AHD)

Dedication

Front Inscription
In memory of the
MEN & WOMEN
OF WINCHELSEA
AND DISTRICT
who served in WW1  1914 - 18
[Names] 
Left Side Inscription

The Gallant Winchelsea
And District
Soldiers Of The
14th Battalion

Jacka`s Mob

[ Names ]

In memory of
Captain Albert Jacka
V.C. M.C. & bar
D Company, 14th Battalion,
4th Brigade, 1st Division A.I.F.

The First Australian
Victoria Cross Recipent
WW1 1914 - 1918

For most conspicuous bravery on 
the night of 19 - 20 May 1915
at Courtney`s Post, Gallipoli Peninsula

Right Side Inscription

WW1
AUSTRALIAN
VICTORIA CROSS
RECIPIENTS 

[ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity

      Winchelsea
World War I Memorial

Support for this project has been provided by the
Victorian Government, Victorian Veterans` Council,
Department of Veterans` Affairs and Surf Coast Shire Council

Source: MA
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