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The War Memorial was erected in memory of those from Marungi and district who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. At the base of the memorial is a tablet listing the names of the men who returned. The memorial was unveiled on the 20th November 1921. 

There was a very large gathering on the reserve adjoining the Marungi State school, when a memorial stone, erected the residents of the district to the memory of the district lads who had fallen in the European war, was unveiled by Col. Bourchier, M.L.A. The attendance was representative of a very wide district, and the proceedings were of an impressive character. The Numurkah Town Band (under Mr J. Hickey) played a program of music, and addresses were given by Colonel Bourchier, Crs Gordon (who acted as chairman), White and Campbell.  The stone is an imposing one. It stands on a three-tiered base of rough granite, and on one of its sides bears the inscription * ‘Erected by the residents of Marungi and district in memory of our fallen soldiers.” In gold lettering appears the following names of the boys who fell. The rounded pillar that crowns the monument is of polished marble, the whole being a fitting memorial to the gallant lads who laid down their lives in the defence of their country.
Shepparton Advertiser (Vic),  28 November 1921.

Location

Address:McDonald Street, Marungi Memorial Park, Marungi, 3634
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.197141
Long: 145.531022
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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th November, 1921
Front Inscription
 [Names]
ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS 
OF MARUNGI AND DISTRICT
TO THE MEMORY OF 
OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS 
1914 -1919 


IN HONOR OF 
RETURNED SOLDIERS 
[Names] 
Left Side Inscription
       

 
Source: MA, VWHI
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