H.B. Corben & Sons Pty Ltd
North Melbourne War Memorial
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
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
North Melbourne War Memorial, World War I, World War II, Korea, Malaya, Sabah Sarawak, Malaya, Vietnam, Red Cross Society
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.