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Miners Rest War Memorial
Miners Rest War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who died in service or wre killed in action during World War One. 

The welcome home committee of Miners’ Rest have arranged for the unveiling of the honor monument erected in the Honor Park, Miners’ Rest, to take place at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow. The unveiling will be performed by Sir A. J. Peacock. The monument is of Harcourt colonial granite, with bronze face tablets, containing the names of 24 soldiers of this district who made the supreme sacrifice. The monument is circled with granite pillars and a concrete ramp, making a design of the Victoria Cross. The whole construction is a massive piece of work designed and made locally by F. W. Commons with employed returned soldiers. This firm have also completed a marble honor roll for the Presbyterian Church, Waubra, which is to unveiled on Tuesday next.
Ballarat Star (Vic), 22 May 1920.

Location

Address:Creswick Street, Miners Rest, 3352
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.481659
Long: 143.801038
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
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Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
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Monument Designer:F. W. Commons

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd May, 1920
Approx. Monument Dedication Date:
Front Inscription

IN HONOUR
OF OUR MEN
OF THIS DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 19.

DUTY NOBLY DONE.
ERECTED BY RESIDENTS

A.D. 1920

Left Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

[ Names ]

UNVEILED BY
SIR A. J. PEACOCK
K.C.M.G., M.L.A.,
23rd MAY 1920.

Right Side Inscription

[ Names ]

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP,VWHI
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