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Derrinallum War Memorial : 04-July-2011
Derrinallum War Memorial : 04-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The memorial was originally unveiled in memory of those who served in World War One. 

The permanent appreciation of the self-sacrifice, the valorous deeds of our soldiers and of a duty nobly done, was shown last Sunday afternoon when the Derrinallum and district War Memorial was unveiled. Derrinallum presented an unparalleled scene. Residents from all the surrounding districts assembled, to pay their tribute to those departed soldiers, who gave their lives in the defence of the, traditions of liberty, belief, truth and freedom. Unfortunately the weather was adverse and the cold showers of rain kept scores of people away. Nevertheless, there was a large contingent of people from Lismore and the surrounding districts. The residents of Derrinallum and district are to be congratulated on such a worthy memorial. Credit is due to the hon. secretary of the Memorial Fund, Mr. Arthur Smith, and to Derrinallum Branch R.S.S.I.L.A. and its president, Mr. L. G. Bristow.

The Memorial, which stands in the centre of the town, opposite the Post office, was erected by Messrs. Chas. Wilcox and Co. of Colac and is indeed a beautiful piece of work. The design is of Harcourt granite. On the side stone four panels have been worked, and on them are engraved names of outstanding battle scenes — Gallipoli, France. Egypt and Palestine. The monument is surmounted with a beautiful pure white marble statue of a typical "Aussie" soldier, exquisitely sculptured to the special design and order of  Messrs. Wilcox and Co. 
Excerpt from Camperdown Chronicle,(VIC) 30th April 1932. 

 

Location

Address:Hamilton Highway, Derrinallum, 3325
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.948175
Long: 143.222192
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 Manufacturer:Messrs Chas Wilcox & Co (colac)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th April, 1932
Front Inscription

GALLIPOLI

To Our
Glorious Dead
1914 - 18

Left Side Inscription

EGYPT

Back Inscription

PALESTINE

Plaque:
In Memory Of Those From
Derrinallum And District
Who Fell
In The 1939 - 1945 War
[ Names ]

 

Right Side Inscription

FRANCE

Plaque:
To Honor Our Fallen
The Wounded And Those Who Suffered
World War 2 - Korea - Malaysia
Borneo - Vietnam 

Lest We Forget

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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