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Location Burnett Grey Gardens, Morres Street, Ripponlea, Port Phillip - Victoria, Australia
Type memorial
Description

A memorial dedicated to Victorian Jewish soldiers who served in World War I, II and other conflicts was unveiled at Burnett Gray Gardens, Ripponlea on 15 November 2015 as part of local Remembrance Day commemorations.

This memorial honours local residents who lost their lives such as Dalbert Hallenstein and his cousins, and others such as Dr Keith Levi, son of St Kilda Councillor Joseph Levi, and Norman Brand, who attended Elwood Central School and enlisted in Ripponlea for service in World War II. Dalbert Hallenstein was a young St Kilda resident who lost his life on the Western Front in 1918. He grew up at Woonsocket in Barkly Street, St Kilda, close to his Michaelis cousins at nearby Linden in Acland Street.

Burnett Gray MLA was the first serving councillor in Victoria to enlist in World War I, a connection that is enhanced with the positioning of a war memorial in the Gardens named in his honour. He was invalided back to Australia in 1920 and, while still in hospital, was re-elected to the St Kilda Council. Burnett became Mayor of St Kilda in 1922. Gray served on St Kilda Council for 40 years and was mayor four times. As well as the Gardens, an infant welfare centre was named after him in recognition of his contribution to the community

Commissioned by the Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia (VAJEX Australia), this memorial is a significant community and cultural asset and has been initiated by local residents as part of Anzac centenary commemorations. The memorial project has been supported by the Federal Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. VAJEX Australia has generously donated this memorial to the City of Port Phillip.

A plaque honouring the victims of Kristallnacht has been added to the monument.

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Opened 15 November 2015 by Maj Gen Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM OBE KSTJ
Inscription

1914 - 1918
(Names)

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE JEWISH SOLDIERS OF VICTORIA
WHO NOBLY SERVED AND GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945 5699-5705

1939 - 1945
(Names)

LEST WE FORGET

THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY
MAJ GEN JEFFREY ROSENFOELD AM OBE KSTJ

CONSECRATED BY
RABBI JUDY LANDAU
PRESIDENT VAJEX AUSTRALIA
15 November 2015
3 Kisley 5776
LEST WE FORGET

MAJOR SPONSORS
THE PRATT FOUNDATION
ANZAC CENTENNARY LOCAL GRANTS PROGRAM
MELBOURNE PORTS ELECTORATE
MARC BESEN AO & EVA BESEN AO

Condition

Good

Names

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HALLENSTEIN, Dalbert Isaac

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
5th Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Aug 1893

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BETH-HALEVY, Abraham Bezalel

Service number VX77341
Lance Sergeant
2nd/12th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 25 May 1913

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LAZARUS, Isaac

Service number 1578
Private
7th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1893

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ANSELL, Herbert Abraham

Service number COMMI...
Second Lieutenant
8th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 1878

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MICHAELIS, Grant Moritz

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
2nd Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 23 Dec 1895

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PATKIN, Leo Braham

Service number 401146
Flight Lieutenant
No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 28 Sep 1913

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KOZMINSKY, Maurice Edward

Service number OFFICER
Second Lieutenant
7th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1884

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HANSMAN, Edgar Emanuel

Service number 883
Second Class Air Mechanic
Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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