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02-December-2016 (Roger Johnson)
02-December-2016 (Roger Johnson)

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford / Roger Johnson

The memorial is a short grey granite column supporting a flagpole and commemorates those who lost their lives and those who served in World War Two.

The flagpole was unveiled in 1956 by the Curran family in memory of Rex Curran, who died on the Kokoda trail on August 9th 1942, aged 22 . The tablet also contains the names of William Kilpatrick and Roy Mcinnes who lost their lives in World War Two.  An additional plaque containing the names of Peter Seppelt, John Walker and John Thomlinson was added to the granite pedestal of the flagpole in an Australia Remembers ceremony in 1995.

Location

Address:Western Highway, Memorial Park, Great Western, 3377
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.153137
Long: 142.856277
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Front Inscription

DEDICATED TO THE
    MEMORY
        OF

Rexleigh W. Curran
William R. Kilpatrick
Roy McKinnis
Who So Valiantly
Gave Their All
That Freedom Might Live
      And
IN HONOUR OF
THOSE WHO SERVED
IN WORLD WAR 11

1939  1945

 

 

Left Side Inscription

AUSTRALIA
REMEMBERS
1945 ~ 1995

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription

THIS FLAGPOLE
Was Donated By
THE CURRAN FAMILY

In Memory Of REX
Killed On Kokoda Trail
9th August 1942, Age 22 Years

Source: RSLV,SKP, VWHI, MA
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