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Victorian Amateur Turf Club : 10-March-2013
Victorian Amateur Turf Club : 10-March-2013
Photographs supplied by Graeme Suanders

A plaque commemorates the contribution of the Victorian Amateur Turf Club and the Caulfield Racecourse, where thousands of soldiers joined the 2nd Australian Imperial Force during the Second World War. During the war, the army used the racecourse as a recruiting depot, barracks and clearing house for the medical examinations of young recruits.

The plaque was unveiled in the 50th anniversary year of the end of World War Two. 

Location

Address:Station Street, Caulfield Racecourse , Caulfield East, 3145
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.877019
Long: 145.039352
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th August, 1995
Front Inscription

Australia Remembers  - 1939 to 1945

This Plaque is to commemorate the contribution made by the
Victorian Amateur Turf Club, and the Caulfield Racecourse
in particular, where thousands of soldiers joined the
2nd Australian Imperial Force during World War II. 

Jointly Unveiled by
Peter Lawrence Esq, Chairman VATC  
Bruce Ruxton Esq, OBE, State President of the RSL
in the 50th Anniversary year of the ending of World War II

Victoria Amateur Turf Club  12 August 1995  Returned & Services League of Australia

Source: VWHI
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