Victorian Jewish War Memorial

Details

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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ROSENTHAL, Samuel

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
58th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Sep 1880

BEAVER, Wilfred Norman

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
60th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 May 1882

KOZMINSKY, Maurice Edward

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

CIDDOR, Merton Mark

Service number VX15617
Lieutenant
2nd/7th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 14 Apr 1919

GOLDRING, Gordon

Service number 140
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1885

SCHWARTZ, Zelman

Service number VX14799
Major
Miscellaneous Hospitals
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jan 1898

ANSELL, Herbert Abraham

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

MICHAELIS, Grant Moritz

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
Unspecified British Units
British Forces (All Conflicts)
Born 23 Dec 1895

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