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28-December-2020
28-December-2020

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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. 

Location

Address:127 Pascoe Vale Road, Army Depot, Moonee Ponds, 3039
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.760014
Long: 144.925882
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

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 the valiant deeds and heroic sacrifices 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 and the citizen soldiers who served in its ranks for 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

Source: RSLV,VMR,SKP,MA,VWHI
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