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13-April-2013
13-April-2013
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque on the war memorial commemorates Brigadier Sir George Knox who served in World War One. He was a member and speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Victorian Parliament.

Sir George Hodges Knox CMG (1885 – 1960) was an Australian politician. The City Of Knox is named after him. He won the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat for Upper Yarra in 1927 for the Nationalist Party. He became Speaker for the Victorian Parliament in 1942 and remained there until 1947. Between 1945 and 1960 he held the seat of Scoresby.

Location

Address:Lysterfield & Wellington Roads, Lysterfield, 3156
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.933374
Long: 145.303957
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

Serving the Nation

Brigadier The Hon Sir George Knox
KBE CMG VD MLA.  
1885 - 1960
Gallipoli  Egypt  Marseilles  
1914-18 War.
1923 Elected to the Shire of Ferntree Gully Council
1927 Elected member Legislative Assembly
Upper Yarra - Scoresby
Speaker Legislative Assembly
1942 - 1947
Duty nobly and fearlessly done.

Plaque by Shire of Yarra Ranges  
City of Knox -  Councils

 

Source: MA, ADB
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