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27-February-2017
27-February-2017

Photographs supplied by Neil Follett

The monument commemorates those who served in World War One.  Standing over 3.6 metres in height, the glass art panels feature imagery sourced from the Australian War Memorial and colour grades that unite them with the bluestone plinth - a locally sourced stone.

The monument also commemorates the 64 Australians who received the Victoria Cross during World War One, including Winchelsea’s Albert Jacka. The Victoria Cross is the highest award for acts of bravery in wartime.

Funding was received through the ANZAC Centenary Grants Program. 
 

Location

Address:Princes Highway & Palmer Street, Winchelsea , 3241
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.242799
Long: 143.990327
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:AQL Landscape Design (Seville, VIC)

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of the men & women of Winchelsea and District who served in WW1  

1914 - 18

[ Names ] 

Left Side Inscription

The gallant Winchelsea and District soldiers of the 14th Battalion

Jacka`s Mob

[ Names ]

In memory of Captain Albert Jacka V.C. M.C. & bar
D Company, 14th Battalion,
4th Brigade, 1st Division A.I.F.

The first Australian Victoria Cross recipent
WW1 1914 - 1918

For most conspicuous bravery on the night of 19 - 20 May 1915 at Courtney`s Post, Gallipoli Peninsula

Right Side Inscription

WWI Australian Victoria Cross recipients 

[ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity

Winchelsea World War I Memorial

Support for this project has been provided by the Victorian Government, Victorian Veterans` Council, Department of Veterans` Affairs and Surf Coast Shire Council

Source: MA
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