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31-December-2014
31-December-2014

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The gates commemorates former pupils of the Oakleigh State School who served in World War One.  They were relocated from the corner of Warrigal Road to the entrance in Logie Street and rededicated in November 1980.

The official opening of two memorial gates at the entrance to the Oakleigh State school in Warrigal road was performed on Sunday by the mayoress (Mrs. J. V. Hughes). The gates were erected by public subscriptions from the residents at the suggestion of the school committee at a cost of £102 in memory of 140 former pupils who enlisted. Of them 10 were killed in action, or died on service, and two died at sea. The dedication of the gates was performed by Colonel McKenzie, of the Salvation Army, and speeches were delivered by Messrs. Francis, M.H.R., Merritt, 'M.L.C., and Greenwood, M.L.A., and the mayor of Oakleigh (Councillor J. V. Hughes) . The "Last Post" was played, by Sergeant Blanksby.
Argus (Melbourne), 30 March 1925.

Location

Address:20 Warrigal Road (Cnr Logie Street), Oakleigh Primary School, Oakleigh, 3166
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.894434
Long: 145.088609
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
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:Sunday 29th March, 1925
Left Side Inscription

MEMORIAL

1914

Right Side Inscription

GATES

1919

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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