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Hawthorn Rowing Club War Memorial
Hawthorn Rowing Club War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson
The War Memorial commemorates the members of the Hawthorn Rowing Club who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. 

Through the generosity of one of its vice- presidents, the Hawthorn Club has been enabled to erect a handsome memorial to those of its members, who gave their lives to the Empire. The memorial is in the form of a granite column which has been erected in the municipal reserve adjoining the boathouse. The unveiling ceremony, which was carried out by Cr. Sambell, was witnessed by a large gathering, including many lady supporters of the club, who were afterwards entertained at afternoon tea. Club fours provided a good deal of interesting rowing, and an entry of five crews was received. The committee had provided well for the entertainment of the visitors, and a string band enlivened the proceedings.
Weekly Times (Melbourne) 25 October 1919. 


Address:Palmer Place, Burwood Road, near Hawthorn Bridge, Hawthorn, 3122
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820358
Long: 145.016535
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October - 1919
Front Inscription
1914 - 1919
The Great War
In Memory Of
Fallen Members
Hawthorn Rowing Club
"They Fought
   They Fell"
Left Side Inscription
Back Inscription
W.W. II. 1939 - 1945
Right Side Inscription
Source: MA,RSLV
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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