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19-May-2014
19-May-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The memorial park was originally established to commemorate those who served in World War One. 

BIRCHIP, Friday.— Birchip children had with them for their Empire day celebrations Lord Somers, who, with Lady Somers, visited Birchip and Wycheproof today. Their Excellencies were met at the railway station by the shire president and councillors, a local scout troop forming a guard of honor. At the shire hall they were presented with an illuminated address by the shire president (Mr. Rickard). Lord Somers officially opened and named the Birchip shire soldiers' memorial park, where another guard of honor was formed of district returned soldiers. At the school the Governor delivered an address to the scholars. 
Age (Melbourne), 23 May 1931.


 

Location

Address:Cumming Avenue, Birchip, 3483
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.981503
Long: 142.917932
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
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:Friday 22nd May, 1931
Front Inscription

Birchip Shire
Soldiers
Memorial Park

Officially Opened And Named
On The 22nd Day Of May 1931,
By His Excellency The Governor,

Lord Somers, K.C.M.G. D.S.O. M.C.

Committee
Cr. J. Lockwood, J. P. President
Cr. R. J. Barber J. P.
Cr. W. H. Bolden.
D. W. Paine, ESQ.
J. H. Lester Esq. Secretary.

Source: MA,SKP,VWHI
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