War Memorial - Yarck, Vic, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 37° 06.084 E 145° 37.038
55H E 377133 N 5892984
Quick Description: This War Memorial at Yarck, in northern Victoria, is specifically for World War One locals.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 5/24/2019 10:13:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM10KX1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
This memorial is a marble statue of a Digger (ANZAC soldier) on a granite pillar with bluestone steps. There is a fence of rough granite posts with metal chain around it. It has gilded inscriptions on the four faces. The side facing the road has the following inscription.

-- by --
the people of
Yarck, Kanumbra, Middle Creek,
Gobur, Terip, Ruffy, Cathkin,
and Koriella.

To The Memory Of
Fallen Soldiers of this District
and in
Honor of their Comrades
who also served in the
Great War.
1914 -- 1919.

The next face has the inscription for the soldiers that died in World War One:

* Sgt W. Nolan
*  "  R. Wilson
* Pte J.F. Cumming
*  "  P.R.E. Creighton
*  "  A. Casey M.M.
*  "  C. Daniels
*  "  J.M. Dwyer
*  "  R. Fry
*  "  E.T. Green
*  "  H.A. Murray
*  "  J.T. Murray
*  "  J.O. Mason
*  "  E. Newman
*  "  H. Tuddenham
*  "  W. Weaver
* Tpr V.E. Blakeney
* Pte E. Minchinton

"They fell, devoted, but undying."

Another face of the monument has a list of the locals who went to 'the Great War' and returned. It is somewhat in alphabetical order, as follows:

Lieut C.C. Judd M.M.
 "    P.C. Rowan M.C.
FltLieut F.C. Penny
WrtOfr H. Cumming
 "  "  A. Dunn
Sgt T.E. Hassett
 "  J.D. Cumming
SigCpl G. Kilpatrick D.C.M.
Cpl R.F. Foster
 "  E.E. Judd
 "  D. McKenzie M.M.
 "  R.R. Miller
Enr C.E. Murray
 "  M.J. McCormack
 "  J.J. McCormack
Tpr C. Aldous
 "  A.E. Shaw
Spr E. Blakeney
 "  J.E. Shaw
Dvr J. Hassett
 "  P. Lewis
Pte H.E. Aldous
 "  W.N. Cumming
 "  C. Couchmann
 "  P.T. Dwyer
 "  T.L. Dwyer
Sgt. R.E.S. Atkins

"They heard their Country's Call."

On another face of the monument is the continuation of the soldiers that served in World War One, with the following inscription:

Pte F. Fisher
 "  C. Goodear
 "  P. Gough
 "  P.V. Green
 "  H. Hewlett
 "  A. Lyall
 "  J.F. Milliard
 "  D. McPherson
 "  R. Mason
 "  G.E. Moore
 "  T. Moore
 "  P. McCormack
 "  J.P. Meehan
 "  J.E. Mahoney
 "  G. Price
 "  A.E. Pensom
 "  A. Prendergast
 "  I.C. Rowan
 "  A.T. Rowan
 "  H. Raynor
 "  J.R. Sinclair
 "  L. Shaw
 "  W.T. Webster
 "  H. Weaver
 "  J. Hayes

"They heard their Country's Call."

Visited: 0903, Tuesday, 1 January, 2019
I was to meet 'my crew' at the cafe in Yarck, and was a few minutes early, so checked out the potential Waymarks! [Then headed off for a week of camping with a few thousand others, closer to Molesworth.]

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 12/18/1920

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: The People of Yarck, Kanumbra, Middle Creek, Gobur, Terip, Ruffy, Cathkin, and Koriella

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

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
6608 Maroondah Highway,
Yarck, Victoria Australia

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