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The brick cenotaph commemorates 30 officers, 585 non-commissioned officers and men of the 58th Infantry Battalion who died in service or were killed in action in France during World War One. 

The unveiling of the war memorial to the men of the 58th Battalion, A.I.F., will take place on Sunday afternoon, 10th October, at the Drill Hall, Pascoe Vale-road, Moonee Ponds, by Major-General Sir Thomas Blamey. The service will commence at 2.45 p.m. In addition, Cr. R. Royle, J.P., will unveil the Book of Remembrance donated by him which contains the 615 names of the men of the 58th Battalion who fell in France during the Great War. His worship the mayor of the city of Essendon, Cr. W. K. Park, J.P., will preside at the ceremony, which will commence at 2.45 p.m. sharp. All ex-members of the 58th Battalion, A.I.F., are cordially invited to attend. The service will be broadcast. 
Age (Melbourne), 9 November 1935.


Address:127 Pascoe Vale Road, Army Depot, Moonee Ponds, 3039
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.760014
Long: 144.925882
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th November, 1935
Front Inscription

Erected 10th Nov. 1935
Unveiled and dedicated by
Major - General Sir Thomas Blamey
K.B.  C.B.  C.M.G.

In Memory Of
Of The 30 OFFICERS And
585 NCO`s And MEN
Of The 58 Bn A.I.F.
Who Fell In France During The Great War
1914 - 1918
Lest We Forget


Back Inscription

This Monument Was Restored
In 2010 By
City Of Essendon Regiment
58th / 32nd Infantry Battalion Association
To Perpetuate The Memory Of
 The Regiment
The Citizen Soldiers
Who Served In Its Ranks
From 1913 to 1987
Surviving Five Name Changes
Essendon Rifles 1913
Essendon Coburg Brunswick Rifles 1938
Melbourne Rifles 1948
City Of Essendon Regiment 1955
1st Battalion Royal Victoria Regiment 1965

"The Citizen Soldier Is Twice The Citizen" 
Winston Churchill

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