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East Geelong War Memorial : 27-September-2011
East Geelong War Memorial : 27-September-2011

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A monument commemorates the servicemen from the East Geelong, St Albans and Moolap districts who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

The committee of the East Geelong Soldiers' Memorial extend a personal invitation to members of the Fathers' Association and parents, relatives and friends of fallen soldiers to attend the unveiling of the memorial on Saturday next at the corner of St. Albans and Boundary roads, East Geelong, near the show grounds, at 3 o'clock. Drags, cabs and motors will run at 2 o'clock at the usual charges.  The memorial is a beautiful work of art, and well worth a visit of inspection. The site of the memorial is known as Siberia Gate, on the east side of the show grounds. It has cost £600 to erect, and the whole of that amount is in hand. It bears the names of 45 district soldiers. Friends of the fallen and others knowing of names omitted from the memorial are requested to communicate with the secretary.
Geelong Advertiser (Vic), 10 November 1921.

Location

Address:St Albans & Boundary Roads, East Geelong, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.179592
Long: 144.382131
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:Saturday 12th November, 1921
Front Inscription

                 ANZAC

              Erected By
          The Residents Of
East Geelong St Albans & Moolap
In Honour Of The Men Of These Districts
Who Sacrificed Their Lives In The Great War
              1914 - 19.

                [ Names ]

 

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