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21-April-2019 (John Huth)
21-April-2019 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / John Huth

The monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved.  It was originally constructed to commemorate those who died in servie or were killed in action in World War One and World War Two.  A number of plaques have been added surrounding the monument to commemorate other conflicts.

Remembrance Day was fittingly chosen for the unveiling and re-dedication of the attractive War Memorial which nestles at the foot of the Berwick Hill on the Boulevard. Originally erected as a tribute to the district’s fallen in World War, the memorial was recently added to, and the impressive Remembrance Day service, held in the presence of a representative gathering of district citizens, re-dedicated it to those who served during both wars. Cr. Claude Harris, president of the Berwick R.S.L., introduced Major General B. M. Morris, C.B.S., D.S.O., of Upper Beaconsfield, and Padre Phillips.

Padre Phillips performed the impressive re-dedication service and in unveiling the memorial Major-General Morris gave an inspiring address, in which he appealed to all to do their utmost to see that those who had given then lives in their country’s cause, had not done so in vain. On behalf of the local R.S.L., Cr. Harris placed a wreath on the memorial, and a number of local residents paid similar tributes to the memory of the fallen. Col. O. B. Williams, M.C., secretary of the local R.S.L., and those who assisted him, are to be complimented on the excellence of the ceremony and the attractive appearance which the memorial and its surrounds presented.
Dandenong Journal (Vic), 16 November 1949.


Address:High Street & Clyde Road , Berwick, 3806
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.030987
Long: 145.344125
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:Robinson


Front Inscription

For King and Country. 

Erected by residents of Berwick 

In memory of the men who fell in the
Great War 1914 - 1919 
Great War 1939 - 1945


Left Side Inscription

1914 - 1919
[ Names ]

World War 
1939 - 1945

[ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity

New Zealand Wars  1860 - 1861
Sudan Campaign 1885
South African War  1899 - 1902
Boxer Rebellion 1900 - 1901
World War I  1914 - 1918
World War II  1939 - 1945
Peacekeeping Operations 1947 -
Korean War 1950 - 1953
Malayan Emergency 1950 - 1960
Indonesian Confrontation 1962 - 1966
Vietnam Conflict 1962 - 1973
Namibia 1989 - 1990
Gulf War 1990 - 1991
Cambodia  1991 - 1993
Somalia  1992 - 1994
East Timor  1999 - 2004
Afghanistan  2001 -
Iraq  2002 -


Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au