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The plaque commemorates former students of the school who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.  

Ashby was once a suburb of Geelong located in the area of Geelong West, west of Latrobe Terrace, between Aberdeen Street and Church Street. By 1850, that area had become known as Little Scotland, and Kildare. At that time, Ashby referred to the area between Autumn Street and Waratah Street. In 1875, the entire Ashby area was renamed Geelong West. The Ashby State School, which had only opened that year, had its name changed to Geelong West. In 1988, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebrations, the school changed its name back to Ashby.


Address:1 - 7 Waratah Street, Ashby Public School, Geelong West , 3218
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.137967
Long: 144.347055
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

1914 - 18

The Great War

In honor and remembrance of old scholars of this school who laid down their lives in service for God King and Country

"Lest We Forget"


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au