Box Hill (Shire of Nunawading) War Memorial

Details

Location Box Hill Gardens, Nelson Road, Box Hill, Whitehorse - Victoria, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Grey Granite with white marble bugler

Yesterday afternoon, in the presence of a large assembly, the Governor General unveiled the war memorial at Box Hill. The memorial occupies a conspicuous site in Post Office Square, on White Horse Road. It is a granite column, inscribed with the names of fallen soldiers, and surmounted by the sculptured figure of an Australian bugler, holding a bugle to his lips. It has been erected by Nunawading Shire as a tribute to the men in the district who enlisted and in memory of those who fell in the war.

Cr. J. R. Ellingworth, (shire president) said that £1000 had been subscribed for the erection of the memorial and the sum of £830 already had been spent. The remaining £170 would be devoted to beautifying the grounds around the monument. The number of the men who had enlisted from the 595 of these 92 had given their lives for their country.
The Age (Melbourne), 20 February 1922.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 19 February 1922 by Governor General
Inscription

For God King and Empire
1914 - 1919

ERECTED BY
THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF NUNAWADING
As a Grateful Tribute
TO THE SAILORS AND SOLDIERS
WHO FROM A LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY
ENLISTED FROM THE SHIRE
FOR ACTIVE SERVICE
IN THE GREAT WAR

And in Loving and Affectionate
Memory of
THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE
FOR THE HONOR OF AUSTRALIA

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]

Back Inscription
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription
IN MEMORIAM.
"LEST WE FORGET"
[ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity
Plaque 1 :

Malaya - Borneo
1948 - 1966
Korea
1950 -1953
Lest We Forget

Plaque 2 :

Vietnam
1962 - 1973
Lest We Forget

Plaque 3 :

Presented to
Whitehorse City Council
By the
Victorian Vietnam Veterans Community
in Commemoration of the
40th anniversary of the
Battle of Long Tan - 18th August 2006

Plaque 4 :

1951 - 1972
Dedicated To
Australia's National Servicemen
Who Served In The Navy - Army - Air Force
And The 212 Who Paid The Supreme Sacrifice During
Active Service In Borneo And Vietnam.
"Service to the Nation".
Erected by Whitehorse Sub-Branch Of National Servicemen's
Association of Australia (Victoria Branch Inc)
Unveiled 16 March 2008.

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

WILLIAMS, Arthur Stuart

Service number 767
Lieutenant
3rd Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1

TATTERSON, John Forrest

Service number 2121
Gunner
10th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1887

DOWTON, Henry William

Service number 3788
Private
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1891

HURST, Ambrose Sydney

Service number 6361
Private
22nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

WOOD, Harry Vasey

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
29th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1888

FANKHAUSER, George Ferdinand

Service number 3140
Private
58th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1894

LEVENS, Charles Arthur

Service number 1256
Private
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

STEPHENSON, Keith Robert

Second Lieutenant
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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