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The metal plaque commemorates members of the St Kilda Yacht Club who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. The plaque comes from a memorial which was located on St Kilda Pier and was damaged in a storm in April 1956.  This storm killed ten people and injured 95 others.

On the plaque, one of the names is Lieutenant A. Levy.  He was a Jewish man originally from Ascot Vale but more associated with St Kilda, and served with the 39th Battalion. However his rank on the honour roll is incorrect, as he was a sergeant, and the reason for him being listed on the honour roll as a lieutenant is unknown.

Melbourne, Wednesday.
An attractive memorial to members of the St. Kilda Yacht  who sacrificed their lives in the war, was opened today. It consists of the conning tower of the old British torpedo boat Childers, which, after having been on the Australian station for many years, was scrapped four or five years ago. The tower has been placed on a pedestal at the extreme end of the St. Kilda pier.
Examiner (Launceston, Tas.), 29 January 1920.



Address:Pier Road, Catani Gardens, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron Building, St Kilda, 3182
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.863488
Long: 144.971574
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 28th January, 1920
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Erected by St Kilda Yacht Club

In memory of members. Who fell in the Great War

1914 / 1919

Capn. F. W. Appleton Croix de Guerre
Pvt. H. C. Craig
Lieut. W. T. Hogg
Pvt. J. B. Hoskins
Lieut. A. Levy
Sgt. C. Riley

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends

Presented by G. Marshall. Commodore 1920


Source: MA
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