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Winchelsea and District Soldiers` Memorial : 06-October-2012
Winchelsea and District Soldiers` Memorial : 06-October-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The grandstand at the Eastern Reserve, Winchelsea was erected in 1923 as a functional memorial to the people of Winchelsea and district who served in the armed services in the First World War.

Despite the small population of Winchelsea, funds for a World War One memorial were raised by public donation, resulting in the erection of a substantial grandstand, incorporating the Winchelsea and District Branch of the Returned & Services League (RSL) clubrooms under the seating. It was built by voluntary labour at a cost of £775.The Winchelsea and District Soldiers Memorial Grandstand’ features walls constructed of concrete blocks and a hipped corrugated galvanised iron roof.

The concrete blocks were made on site by H.E. Warner, a local builder, who experimented in concrete constructions. He also patented a concrete fence design, of which several examples survive in Winchelsea.  The Winchelsea RSL moved into new clubrooms in the grandstand in 1925.


Address:Hopkins Street, Sports Ground, Winchelsea, 3241
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.239597
Long: 143.997356
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:H. E. Warner


Actual Monument Dedication Date:1922
Front Inscription

Winchelsea and District Soldiers` Memorial
1914 - 1918 

Inscription in Proximity

In memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice in 1914 - 1918

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Lest We Forget

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