North Melbourne War Memorial 1926

H.B. Corben & Sons Pty Ltd

Registration number

1562801

Artist/maker

H.B. Corben & Sons Pty Ltd

Title

North Melbourne War Memorial

Production date

1926

Medium

stone

Dimensions (H x W x D)

500 cm (height)

Inscriptions

Front Inscription: IN IMPERISHABLE MEMORY / OF AUSTRALIA'S SONS / WHO DIED / IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914–1918 / ERECTED BY THE MEMBERS / OF THE NORTH AND WEST / MELBOURNE RED CROSS SOCIETY / ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS. / Left side inscription: PALESTINE / SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE KOREAN CAMPAIGN 1950–1953.
LEST WE FORGET
Back inscription: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE FOLLOWING CONFLICTS / MALAYA 1948–1960 / SABAH SARAWAK 1962–1966 / MALAY PENINSULA 1964–1966 / VIETNAM 1962–1972 / LEST WE FORGET / FRANCE
Right side inscription: GALLIPOLI / SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II 1939–1945 / LEST WE FORGET

Credit line

Erected by the members of the North and West Melbourne Red Cross Society on behalf of the citizens, 1926
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

North Melbourne War Memorial, World War I, World War II, Korea, Malaya, Sabah Sarawak, Malaya, Vietnam, Red Cross Society

Summary

Location: King and Hawke Streets, North Melbourne

This cenotaph (meaning 'empty tomb') is a stone column and ball, raised on a stone plinth and a two-stepped base and marked with inscriptions. It memorialises residents of North Melbourne and West Melbourne who lost their lives during service in World Wars I and II, and in the subsequent conflicts in Korea, Malaya, Sabah Sarawak, Malaya and Vietnam.