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King Edward VIII
King Edward VIII
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The stone laid in the South African War Memorial commemorates the accession to the throne of King Edward VIII in 1936. 

Edward VIII (1894 – 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year.

Location

Address:Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park, Moonee Ponds, 3039
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.762352
Long: 144.923293
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 30th August, 1936
Front Inscription

           To Commemorate
The Accession To The Throne Of

      King Edward VIII.
This Was Erected By The Mayor
Cr. W. K. Park J.P.
        30th August 1936
And To Honour Essendon Citizens
       Who Took Part In The

    South African War

Source: MA
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