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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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SINNAMON, David Henry

Service number 2015
Private
8th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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CHAMBERS, Alfred William Charles

Service number 3270
Private
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1884

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WEBB, Cappur Mitchell

Service number 32252
Gunner
Born 13 Aug 1896

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KAUFMANN, Cuthbert

Service number 1329
Lance Corporal
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Sep 1889

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HOLDEN, Norman Gladstone

Service number 38037
Gunner
11th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 26 Aug 1898

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BRITT, Thomas Charles Herbert

Service number 2127
Private
6th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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HOLDEN, Albert Thomas

Service number CHAPLAIN
Colonel (Chaplain 1st Class AIF)
Australian Army Chaplains' Department
AIF WW1
Born 21 Aug 1866

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FOGARTY, Andrew Christopher

Lieutenant
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jan 1885

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