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18-January-2016
18-January-2016

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This war memorial was commissioned by the Old Geelong Grammarians Association on 9 June 1923, to commemorate the eighty-eight old boys of the school who were killed during World War One.  It was unveiled by the Governor General, Lord Stonehaven on the 24th June 1927.

It was modelled by George Lambert and cast in Melbourne in 1927, and it depicts the triumph of youthful heroism over evil, with a great eagle supported on two war weary Australian soldiers.

The monument is composed of a central male figure wearing loin armoury, who drives a sword into an enormous bird.  At his feet are two Australian soldiers, one representing the Light Horse in Palestine and the other from the French trenches.

Location

Address:Tower Road, Geelong Grammar School, Corio, 3214
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.069878
Long: 144.399096
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:George Lambert

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 24th June, 1927
Front Inscription

Faithful Unto Death

1914 - 1918

Plaque :

1939 - 1945

Plaque :

1914 - 1918 War Memorial

The War Memorial Cloisters, designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear, were the gift in 1922 of the Old Geelong Grammarians in memory of their fellows who had died on active service as a result of the First World War

Plaque :

The War Memorial, the Bronze Group, is sculpted by George Lambert, official War Artist, 

It was given by the Old Geelong Grammarians and unveiled on 24 June 1927 by Lord Stonehaven, Governor-General of Australia.

It represents victory over the tyranny of evil.

Source: MA
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