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30-October-2014
30-October-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

Meeniyan War Memorial commemorates those from Meeniyan and District who lost their lives in World War One. The Meeniyan and Stony Creek Branch of the Returned Sailors', Soldiers', and Airman's Imperial League of Australia (RSSAILA) accepted a tender in August, 1922 to construct this Memorial for £360, and it was unveiled on 1 May 1923.

Monument characteristics :

Monument consists of a broken column as a cenotaph set on a large square base raised up in a railed paved enclosure

Location

Address:Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan, 3956
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.577925
Long: 146.013967
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
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Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 1st May, 1923
Front Inscription

In memory of the brave men of this district who fell during the Great War 1914 - 1919 [Names]

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

 

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

 

Inscription in Proximity

The broken column on this cenotaph symbolises the broken lives of the youth of this district who fell in World War I. This cenotaph area has been adopted by the Meeniyan sub-branch RSL as a place to remember and honour those who served in World War II, Vietnam and other war zones. 

" Lest We Forget"

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP, VWHI
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