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Port Melbourne War Memorial
Port Melbourne War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Lorne Lewis

The memorial, which was originally erected in the form of a drinking fountain, commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. The fountain is no longer functioning. 

It is a white marble cupola over a granite basin on a bluestone plinth on a two-stepped bluestone base.

Port Melbourne Council has under consideration plans for erecting a war memorial drinking fountain on Sinclair parade (on the beach) at a cost of £250. A mosque design is favored. The local branch of the Soldiers' Fathers' Association raised a considerable portion of the money. Very soon after the war, Port Council gave the local branch of the Returned Soldiers' League the Excelsior Hall for a club house. The war memorial bandstand on the beach is a gift from the Women's Welcome Home Committee. 
Record (Emerald Hill), 11 April 1925.


Address:Beach Street, Port Melbourne, 3207
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.842994
Long: 144.937428
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Front Inscription

Erected by the Municipality and citizens of Port Melbourne

In memory of those who fell in the Great War

1914 - 1918.

"For King and Country"

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