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27-April-2012
27-April-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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.

Location

Address:496 High Street, RSL Club, Northcote, 3070
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.765038
Long: 144.999668
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
Monument Designer:Ross J Bastiaan

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th December, 2001
Front Inscription
This cairn was officially opened on 16th December 2001 by the Mayor of Darebin Cr. Marlene Kairouz
Source: MA,RSLV,VWHI
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