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The stained glass three paned window of "The Last Supper" was erected by shipmates of H.M.A.S. Cerberus to commemorate members of the Royal Australian Navy who lost their lives in World War One. The window forms part of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Memorial. 

MELBOURNE, November 24. The special memorial to the men of the Royal Australian Navy who died on service during the war, which has been erected at the Flinders Naval Base, Melbourne, by the men of the Navy, was dedicated today by the Archbishop of Melbourne (Dr. Harrington Lees), and unveiled by the Governor General (Lord Stonehaven). The memorial is the only one in Australia dedicated to the officers and men of the Fleet, and the depot was chosen for its erection, because it is the one place that all ranks visit at some period of their service. No public appeal was made to defray the cost; it is a memorial subscribed to by the men in the Fleet to the men of the Fleet. Today's ceremony,which was simple in nature, was attended by a large gathering representative of the Navy, the Army, and the Royal Air Force. The memorial takes the form of tablets and stained glass windows in the sanctuary of the chapel. 
Brisbane Courier (Qld), 25 November 1926.

Location

Address:Nelson Road, St Mark`s Chapel, HMAS Cerberus, 3920
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.365678
Long: 145.190872
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link: http://www.vwma.org.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 24th November, 1926
Front Inscription
         To the Glory of God
                and in
proud remembrance of our Comrades
          * who died in the *
 * GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 *
Erected by their shipmates of
       H.M.A.S. CERBERUS
                1926
Source: MA, RVWM
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