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The War Memorial commemorates those from the district who served in World War One.

Monument characteristics :

A three-tiered sandstone monument on three steps in a chained enclosure with a statue of a soldier at attention with rifle.

The residents of the Yarck district have erected a very imposing monument in honor of the local "boys" who took part in the great war.  The monument occupies a prominent position on the opposite side of the street to the post office at Yarck. A very large crowd-about five hundred all told-assembled Saturday afternoon last to take part in the unveiling ceremony, which was performed by Brig.-General Forsyth, C.M.G.  The monument, which is a great credit to the district, cost £500; and the money has all been subscribed willingly by district residents-concerts etc, were held for the purpose of raising funds.

Mr. Nicholson, in a short introductory speech, said that they had assembled that afternoon for the purpose of unveiling a monument in honor of the fallen and those who served in the great war. Sixteen had made the supreme sacrifice, and altogether the monument contained the names of 67 men who had taken part in the great conflict.  The monument is the work of Mr. W. Train, of South Melbourne.
Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express (Vic) 24 December 1920.



Address:Maroondah Highway, Yarck, 3719
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.101441
Long: 145.617358
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Mr W. Train


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th December, 1920
Front Inscription

— by  —
The People Of
Yarck, Kanumbra, Middle Creek,
Cobur, Terip, Ruffy, Cathkin
 And Koriella.
To The Memory Of
Fallen Soldiers Of This District
     And In
Honor Of Their Comrades
Who Also Served In The
    Great War
  1914 - 1919

Left Side Inscription


"They Heard Their Country`s Call"

Back Inscription


"They Heard Their Country`s Call"

Right Side Inscription


"They Fell Devoted, But Undying"

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