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The monument commemorates the centenary of the Armistice of World War One and lists the names of those from the district who served in the conflict. Funding of $3778 was received through Saluting Their Service for the erection of the Armistice Memorial. 

The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War One between the Allies and their opponent, Germany.  It came into force at 11 a.m. Paris time on 11 November 1918 ("the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month") and marked a victory for the Allies and a defeat for Germany, although not formally a surrender. It bought to an end four years of brutal conflict which took the lives of almost 62,000 Australians.

The actual terms, largely written by the Allied Supreme Commander, Marshall Ferdinand Foch, included the cessation of hostilities, the withdrawal of German forces to behind the Rhine, Allied occupation of the Rhineland and bridgeheads further east, the preservation of infrastructure, the surrender of aircraft, warships, and military material, the release of Allied prisoners of war and interned civilians, eventual reparations, no release of German prisoners and no relaxation of the naval blockade of Germany.

Although the armistice ended the fighting, it needed to be prolonged three times until the Treaty of Versailles which was signed on 28 June 1919, took effect on 10 January 1920.




Address:Castlemaine & Camp Streets, Fryerstown, 3451
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.141061
Long: 144.250313
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-November-1918
Actual Event End Date:11-November-2018


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 2018
Front Inscription

Plaque :

On the Centenary of the Armistice of World War 1

11. 11. 1918 - 11. 11. 2018

We honour you

Lest We Forget

From the community of Fryerstown

Plaque :

Saluting Their Service

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Source: MA
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