War Memorial, WW1 - Bonnie Doon, Vic, Australia
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S 37° 01.587 E 145° 51.284
55H E 398131 N 5901580
Quick Description: This memorial is for the Bonnie Doon locals who Fell, and who Served in 'The Great War'.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 5/26/2019 11:34:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM10M7Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Bonnie Doon War Memorial, at the cenotaph between the Maroondah Highway and Bon Crescent, was brought here in 1955, from where it was originally placed in 1921. As that part of Bonnie Doon was going to be submerged by the rising level of Lake Eildon. the southern face as the following inscription:

[Rising sun logo]
1914	1918
Bonnie Doon's
Tribute of love
and gratitude to
her glorious dead,
and to her returned
men who fought to
keep our Empire free

On the northern face is the listing of those locals who died in World War One, as follows:

Sgt S.D. Kennedy M.M
L.Cpl J.M. Kennedy
Tpr A.J. Jury
Pte H.W. Jury
 "  A.E. Folks
 "  N.W. Folks
Cpl F. Gardiner
Pte S.J. Arbuthnot
 "  W.P.H. Black
 "  R.A. Craig
 "  H. Evans
 "  W.R. Halligan
 "  J. Plant
 "  J. Slattery
 "  A.R. Stillman
 "  L.B. Terry
 "  O.E. Williams
 "  A.A. Young

The western face of the monument has the following inscription:

Sister E.L. Forsyth
Nurse F.C. Forsyth
Lieut A.W. Friday MC
 "  J.N.C. Hutchinson
2nd Lieut R.M. Halligan
Sgt J. Arbuthnot
 "  J.W. Arbuthnot
 "  T.J. Folks
Sgt Fr J. Woodbridge
Cpl W.H. Dolling
 "  D.A. Kiernan
 "  W.R. Stevenson, MM
Bdr F.W. Jury
L.Cpl P.E. Dolling
 "  J.D. Halligan
 "  C. Jury
 "  T. Lonergan
 "  A.J. Peers
 "  D.H. Pollock
Dvr R.P. Aldous
Pte G. Anderson
 "  A.D. Black
 "  F.J. Black
 "  E.G.T. Brunsdon
 "  H. Buxton
 "  A.F. Cliff
 "  F.E. Cliff

And the eastern face of the monument has the following inscription:

Tpr S.W. Davon
 "  W.J. Douglass
Pte W.J. Elliott
 "  L. Evans
Dvr W. Harris
Pte J. Hutchinson
Gnr L.E. Jury
 "  N.H. Jury
Pte W.C. Jury
Dvr M.J. Kennedy
Pte W. Kennedy
 "  T. Maxwell
 "  T.B. McClusky
 "  W.V. McClusky
 "  D.G. McPherson
Dvr H.B. Prowd
Pte R.E. Prowd
 "  E.R. Sartain
 "  H.W. Slater
 "  J. SLattery
 "  J. Stillman M.M
 "  W.E. Stillman
 "  F. Splatt
 "  F.W. Terry
 "  R.J. Terry
1st Air Mec R.V. Worsley
Pte R. McVicar

The Monuments Australia website has an excerpt from the regional newspaper, The Argus (Melbourne), of 13th September 1921:
"An imposing monument to the memory of those who served in the war has been erected at Bonnie Doon, near Mansfield. It was unveiled recently in the presence of a large gathering of residents of the district and many visitors. The ceremony of unveiling the monument was carried out by Major Bushell, who had been specially deputed for the task by Major General Sir John Gellibrand, who at the last moment found it impossible to attend. The monument, which cost about £700 (subscribed by residents), consists of a column of polished granite, on which are inscribed in golden letters the names of l8 men who fell in the war, and 51 men and two nurses who returned after service. Surmounting the column, there, is a life size representation of an Australian soldier."
[Monuments Australia: Bonnie Doon War Memorial]

Visited: 1025 - 1030, Sunday, 6 January, 2019

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 2/1/1921

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Bonnie Doon residents

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: Australia/New Zealand

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
Bon Crescent,
(Corner of Phillip Street)
Bonnie Doon, Vic Australia

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