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Mornington Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War One.

An impressive ceremony was performed at Elliott Square on Sunday, when the shire honour roll, bearing the names of 120 men who enlisted from Mornington, or whose homes were there during the war period was unveiled by Brigadier General Elliott in the presence of about 1,000 relatives and friends of district soldiers.  About 60 returned men attended. The Boy Scouts and Cubs formed a guard of honour, and Scout L. Cheyne sounded the "Last Post."
The Argus (Melbourne), 10 August 1926.

Location

Address:Barkly Street, Memorial Park, Mornington, 3931
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.221811
Long: 145.036242
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:Monday 9th August, 1926
Front Inscription

1914 1918 MORNINGTON HONOR ROLL SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR (names)

THIS HONOR ROLL LISTS THE NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM THE MORNINGTON AREA WHO SERVED DURING THE GREAT WAR (1914 - 1918).

THE HONOR ROLL WAS FIRST ERECTED IN 1925 AT ELLIOTT SQUARE ON THE CORNER OF MAIN STREET AND QUEEN STREET, WHICH WAS THEN AT THE CENTRE OF THE MORNINGTON TOWNSHIP. AS TIME PASSED, IT BECAME CLEAR THAT ELLIOTT SQUARE WAS NO LONGER AN APPROPRIATE PLACE IN WHICH TO HOUSE SUCH AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF MORNINGTON`S HISTORY. ON THE 6TH OCTOBER 1998, THE HONOR ROLL WAS MOVED TO THIS SITE IN MORNINGTON`S MEMORIAL PARK.

ON SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 1998 THE REFURBISHED HONOR ROLL WAS REDEDICATED IN FRONT OF NEARLY 700 CITIZENS, INCLUDING MANY DESCENDANTS OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES APPEAR ON THE ROLL.

IT TOOK FIVE YEARS OF LOBBYING AND PLEADING BY EX-POW AND CITIZEN OF THE YEAR, BILL COVENTRY TO DRUM UP SUFFICIENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MOVE THE MEMORIAL STONE TO THIS ATTRACTIVE AND APPROPRIATE SITE WHERE IT JOINS AND IS JOINED BY THE REST OF MORNINGTON`S WAR MEMORIALS. `SONS OF THIS PLACE LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID, THAT YE WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD: THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT WE WHO LIVE MIGHT REAP A RICHER HARVEST, ERE WE FALL ASLEEP.`

Source: SKP , MA
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