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The plaque commemorates the centenary of World War One. The plaque was erected with funds provided by the Anzac Centenary Grants Program.

When Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914, most Australians greeted the news with great enthusiasm. Volunteers rushed to enlist for an exciting war which was expected to be over by Christmas. For Australia, as for many nations, the First World War remains the most costly conflict in terms of deaths and casualties. From a population of fewer than five million, 416,809 men enlisted, of which over 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.


Address:Railway Street, Crooble War Memorial Hall , Crooble, 2400
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.260831
Long: 150.256187
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2015
Source: DVA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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