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14-June-2013 (Graeme Saunders)
14-June-2013 (Graeme Saunders)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in World War One.  It was unveiled by the Governor, Lord Stradbroke, on the 3rd March 1924, and was originally erected in Grant Street but was moved to Leckie Park in 1954 to combine with the Second World War Memorial. 

Monument characteristics :

The monument consists of a statue of a World War One soldier with arms reversed, left foot forward, on a bluestone pedestal on a circular concrete base. The statue and plaques on the memorial are painted in a copper metallic paint

Location

Address:Paynes Avenue, Leckie Park, Alexandra, 3714
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.188694
Long: 145.710805
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:Margaret Baskerville
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 3rd March, 1924
Front Inscription

Erected by the residents in the Shire of Alexandra in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War 1914 - 1918

Gallipoli  Palestine  Pozieres  Bullecourt  The Somme  Ypres

 

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