Kangaroo Ground Shire of Eltham War Memorial Tower Back to Search

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Location Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground, Nillumbik - Victoria, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Water Tower with honour roll over doorway

Built Designer: Stephens & Meldrum (architects) Monument Manufacturer: George Rousell (builder)
Opened 11 November 1926 by Governor-General Lord Stonehaven
Inscription

SHIRE OF ELTHAM
WAR MEMORIAL
THESE MEN DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
1914 IN REMEMBRANCE THIS TOWER WAS BUILT 1918

(Names)

1939
[ Names ]

Korea
1950 1953

Borneo
1962 1966

Lest We Forget

Right Side Inscription
1945
[ Names ]

Malaya
1948 1960

Vietnam
1962 1973

Lest We Forget

Inscription in Proximity
We will remember them

Kangaroo Ground Tower of Remembrance

The Kangaroo Ground Memorial Park opened in 1921, and the Tower of Remembrance was unveiled in 1926 in honour of all those of the district who fought and died in the First World War 1914 - 18. It was built from local sandstone and based on the design of a Scottish watchtower. The local community also planted rosemary and a pine sapling from Gallipoli around the foot of the tower.

Australian Imperial Force
Missing

Tragedy

Condition

Good

Names

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GRANT, Geoffrey Treacher

Service number 929
Trooper
8th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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LAWREY, John Cornish

Service number 909
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1893

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SIMS, Reginald Emerson

Service number 998
Sergeant
37th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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O'DAY, William John

Service number 1737
Private
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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ABASSIE, Alexander Thomas

Service number 3228
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Jul 1896

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CALLAN, Charles James

Service number 1065
Lieutenant
38th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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JELL, John

Service number 1231
Private
23rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born May 1894

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