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Albury Wodonga War Memorial
Albury Wodonga War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Roger Johnson / Sandra Brown / Tom Bird

This monument was erected by the citizens of Albury to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.  

In 1915 visiting Town Planner Charles Reade proposed plans to erect a monument on the western hill to memorialise soldiers fallen in combat. The focus of the end of Dean Street was seen as a positive example of good town planning at the time.

During the 1920`s architect Louis Harrison submitted a design for approval - a simpler version being the one eventually built in 1925 by Albury contractor T. H. Bartleson. The foundation stone was laid in November 1924 as part of the Hume and Hovell centenary celebrations. The cost of the memorial exceeded  ₤2000.    

A Cross has been added to the Western side of the monument in time for the centenary of the ANZAC in April 2015. Apparently it was in the original design, but was not added during the original construction due to cash limitations.

Location

Address:Memorial Drive, Monument Hill, Albury, 2640
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.079017
Long: 146.902192
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:Louis Harrison (Albury, NSW)
Monument Manufacturer:T.H. Bartleson (Albury, NSW)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 1925
Front Inscription

ALBURY AND DISTRICT
WAR MEMORIAL
1914 - 1919

Left Side Inscription

Albury War Memorial

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,NRWM
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