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The memorial depicts the the battle at Rabual in New Guinea during World War One and commemorates Seaman William Williams who was Australia's first casualty of the war. It also commemorates Captain Brian Pockley of the Army Medical Corps who assisted the mortally wounded Williams and carried him back to HMAS Berrima. Captain Pockly was mortally wounded and died after this event.
The memorial also lists the Australian casualties of World War One.
|Address:||496 High Street, RSL Club, Northcote, 3070|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.765038|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||Ross J Bastiaan|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 16th December, 2001|
This cairn was officially opened on 16th December 2001 by the Mayor of Darebin Cr. Marlene Kairouz