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04-June-2016 (Sandra Brown)
04-June-2016 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Sandra Brown

The monument commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. It was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World Wars One and Two. 

Additional plaques were added to commemorate other conflicts including a National Service plaque which was unveiled in October 2011.


Address:McBride Avenue & Baillieu Street East, Soldiers Reserve, Wonthaggi, 3995
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.608803
Long: 145.591588
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

Erected in honour of those who served in World Wars

1914-1918   1939-1945

Plaque : 

Boer War
12 October 1899 - 31 May 1902

In memory of the 16,000 Australian volunteers including the first female servicewomen

They served their country well

Plaque :


For all those who served, suffered and fied

1962 - 1973

Plaque :

Dedicated to the members of the Royal Australian Navy   Australian Army   Royal Australian Air Force who served

and the 339 killed in action 1216 wounded in action and the 29 POW

Korea 1950 - 1953
Lest We Forget

Plaque :

This memorial is dedicated to Australia`s National Servicemen who served in the Navy, Army and Airforce between 1951 - 1972 

In particular to the 212 who paid the supreme sacrifice during active service in Borneo and Vietnam.

Erected by South Gippsland Sub-Branch National Servicemen Association of Australia Victorian Branch Inc.

Unveiled by Committee Members
October 2011

Service to the nation

Left Side Inscription

Wonthaggi & District

Roll of Honour

World War I

1914 -18

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Wonthaggi & District

Roll of Honour

World War II

1939 - 45

[ Names ]


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