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02-April-2011 (Kent Watson)
02-April-2011 (Kent Watson)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Sandra Brown / Roger Johnson

The monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One and World War Two.

It was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One, with the names of those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two added at a later date. The monument is a one-third size replica of memorial on Salisbury Plain in England and was unveiled by Brigadier Smith in 1927.

Beautiful weather favoured the "Back to Beaufort" celebrations yesterday, and more than 1,000 vistors were attracted to the town, which was gaily decorated. In the afternoon. the Ripon war memorial, a concrete cupola on pillars, of which are tablets bearing the names of 70 fallen soldiers, was unveiled by Brigadier-General R Smith of Geelong, in the presence of 60 returned soldiers, and more than a 1,000 visitors and residents. It was a very impressive ceremony.
The Argus (Melbourne), 16 April 1927.


Address:Havelock Street , Ripon Beaufort RSL Memorial Garden, Beaufort, 3373
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.428812
Long: 143.380632
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:Lightfoot Brothers (Mena Park, VIC)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 15th April, 1927
Front Inscription

On distant isles, on desert sands,
Beneath the sweeping tides,
They sleep their long untroubled sleep,
Their hard won rest abides.

They went so far to die so young,
Strong men who have not died,
For age is not measured in years,
When death is glorified.

This memorial erected 1927 by Lightfoot Brothers Mena Park. 
T. E. Lighfoot, G. Lightfoot, J. Lightfoot. 

Contractor H. Swayne Ballarat. 

Unveiled by Brigadier Smith Good Friday 1927. 

Beaufort Historical Society

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