Briagolong War Memorial

Details

Location ANZAC Park, Avon Street, Briagolong, Wellington - Victoria, Australia
Type memorial
Description

3 granite obelisks

The memorial was officially unveiled on the 29th January 1921 by Mrs Mills in front of a large gathering. In the cavity of the die stone of the pedestal a document had been placed in a leaden casket and hermetically sealed. The words contained in the document are :-

"This monument was erected by the people of Briagolong in memory of the brave lads of this district who took part in the Great European War, 1914-19. The following committee carried out this work: Cr. Noble, G. O. Bennett, T.X. Feely, R. W. Noble, G. Atkinson, W. E. Kelly, A. J. Bryant, Mesdames R. Linaker, R. M'Innes, B. Short, with Cr. Kelly president; F. Hickey, treasurer; A. Bennett, hon. secretary; T. Rayment, original hon. secretary." Briagolong, Dec. A.D. 1920, in the reign of George V., King of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the Dominions beyond the seas."
Gippsland Times, 31 January 1931.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 29 January 1921 by John Mills
Inscription

To commemorate the action of the men who took part in the Great European War

1914 – 1919.

This stone was erected

1920.

Plaque :

This tablet is erected as a tribute to a friend of the soldiers Mrs John Mills who unveiled this monument

January 1921.

Left Side Inscription
Killed in action

Our lives were given that you might be free

[ Names ]

Pillar :

Our Immortal Dead

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription
Returned men who fought in freedom`s cause

[ Names ]

Pillar :

A grateful tribute to the gallant men and women who gave glorious service in the war for world`s freedom

1939 - 1945

Condition

Good

Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

WHITELAW, Robert Angus

Service number 1003
Sergeant
21st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

WHITELAW, Ivan Cecil

Service number 2910
Corporal
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

WHITELAW, Lionel

Service number 2324
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1890

WHITELAW, Kenneth

Service number 3446
Private
2nd Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1884

WHITELAW, Angus McSween

Service number 1792
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Jan 1899

KINCAID, Robert Francis

Service number 2893
Private
2nd Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1898

MISSEN, Wilfred Cyril

Service number 2252
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896

BENNETT, William

Service number 781
Private
2nd Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

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