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The memorial bench commemorates the Centenary of Armistice and those who served in World War One. 

Funding of $2828 was received in 2018 for the Armistice Centenary GRants Program. 

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.

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 navalblockade 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:William Street, Gol Gol Public School, Gol Gol, 2738
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.179362
Long: 142.222776
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Conflict
Source: DVA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au