Cenotaph - Bonnie Doon, Vic, Australia
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S 37° 01.587 E 145° 51.284
55H E 398132 N 5901580
Quick Description: Initially erected to commemorate those that fell, and served in World War One, this has been added to for World War Two.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 5/30/2019 5:36:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM10MXF
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Long Description:
To the west of the tall granite monument is a flat-faced boulder, with a couple of bronze plaques, with the lower one listing the post-WW2 conflicts.

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 has the following inscription:

THE GREAT WAR
[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:

OUR FALLEN
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:

OUR RETURNED
Sister E.L. Forsyth
Nurse F.C. Forsyth
Lieut A.W. Friday MC
 "  J.N.C. Hutchinson
2nd Lieut R.M. Halligan
	D.C.M; MM, MSM
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:

OUR RETURNED
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]

On the western side of the granite base of this War Memorial is listed those who fell in World War Two. The inscription is:

1939 - 1945
Pte M. Arbuthnot
Sgt J. Friday

As mentioned 'at the start', to the west is a boulder, with a plaque for other 'campaigns', as follows:

Dedicated to those Service Men and Women
Who Served their Country in the following Campaigns:

Malayan Emergency			1948-60
Korean War				1950-53
Indonesian Confrontation (Borneo)	1963-66
Vietnam War				1962-73
Peace Keeping				1947-Ongoing
Iraq					1991-
East Timor				1999-Ongoing
Afghanistan				2001-Ongoing
Iraq					2001-Ongoing
Especially to those Service Men and Women who paid the Supreme Sacrifice while serving their Country.

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

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War One
World War Two
Malayan Emergency 1948-60
Korean War 1950-53
Indonesian Confrontation (Borneo) 1963-66
Vietnam War 1962-73
Peace Keeping 1947-Ongoing
Iraq 1991-
East Timor 1999-Ongoing
Afghanistan 2001-Ongoing
Iraq 2001-Ongoing


In Honor Of: Those Who Fell In Defence Of Our Country

Marker Text:
Included


Date of dedication: February 1921

Who Put it Here?: Residents of Bonnie Doon

Description of Memorial:
The Memorial is a marble statue of a World War One digger standing easy and holding an unbayoneted rifle. It stands on a grey granite obelisk on a two-stepped concrete base. A second monument/boulder, is to the west, with a plaque for subsequent conflicts.


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