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King George V Memorial : October 2013
King George V Memorial : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The fountain commemorates King George V.

George V (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War (1914–18) until his death. As a mark of respect to their father, George's four surviving sons, Edward, Albert, Henry and George, mounted the guard, known as the Vigil of the Princes, at the catafalque on the night before the funeral.  The vigil was not repeated until the death of George's daughter-in-law, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, in 2002. George V was interred at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on 28 January 1936.

Sebastopol's memorial to King George V., which has been made in the form of a drinking fountain, has been placed in position near the Sebastopol Town Hall. The official opening, however, will not take place until August 22.
The Argus (Melbourne), 10th August 1936.


Address:Albert Street, In front of Library, Sebastopol , 3356
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.597396
Long: 143.841364
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd August, 1936
Front Inscription

In memory of our beloved King

George V. 1910 - 1936

OB. 20 -1-1936

J. F. Owen  Mayor

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