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Location Cotham Road & High Street, Kew, Boroondara - Victoria, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Kew War Memorial is a particularly fine example of a classical style war memorial designed by notable Melbourne architect Harry Tompkins. Built in granite and marble as a circular temple supported on ionic columns, its design takes advantage of the site, allowing a clear view of all faces of the memorial. The frieze commemorates the theatres of war in which Kew residents served. In the centre of the temple is a square granite block with a central column. The western face of the block has the details of the purpose of the memorial and the occasion of its opening. The names of those servicemen and women who served in the Great War and of those who died have been inscribed on the other three faces.

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Built Harry Tompkins
Opened 30 August 1925 by Earl of Stradbroke, D C M G , Governor of Victoria
Inscription

CITY of KEW
To The
Honor Of The Living
And
The Glory Of The Dead
Who Served In
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918.

Unveiled By His Excellency
The Governor Of Victoria
EARL OF STRADBROKE K.C.M.G.
30th August 1925
J. LEWIS CARNEGIE MAYOR 1924 - 5

Left Side Inscription
THE BRAVE DO NOT DIE

THEIR DEEDS LIVE FOR EVER

[ Names ]

Back Inscription
In Grateful Recognition Of Glorious Service

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription
In Grateful Recognition Of Glorious Service

[ Names ]

Condition

Good

Names

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FORDYCE, George Douglas

Service number 39022
Gunner
5th Divisional Ammunition Column
AIF WW1
Born 16 Dec 1898

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FRY, William Albert

Service number 431
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jan 1892

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HUON, Norman Farquhar Bruce

Service number 2592
Lance Corporal
3 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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BETTLES, Charles Leslie

Service number 1887
Private
22nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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BLAIR, Archibald

Service number 38028
Gunner
5th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 17 Jun 1896

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ROWLANDS, James Dixon

Service number 2208
Corporal
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1895

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DEMPSEY, James Michael

Service number 4400
Lance Corporal
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1896

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SKERTCHLY, Harold Brandon

Service number OFFICER
Second Lieutenant
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Oct 1879

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