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Lest We Forget


Yarra Glen Memorial Hall

The land was purchased on October 2, 1925.
On February 15, 1951 the first Yarra Glen Memorial Hall was burnt down.

The second Memorial Hall was opened on 27th May 1954 at a cost of 12,500 pounds.

The Memorial Hall is undergoing a $1 million renovation during the winter 2011 and should be reopened in December.

Original Yarra Glen Memorial Hall
Rudolph Street (now ANZAC Ave) at Bell Street
New (1954) Yarra Glen Memorial Hall
ANZAC Avenue at Bell Street
Melway p275-A1

Yarra Glen War Memorial

South Face
J. Irvine
J. Jell
A. McLeod
L. McLeod
H. Marshall
S. Mills
J. Pickering
S. Smedley
R. Waight
J. Wilson
D. Shillito,
East Face
This monument is erected by the citizens of Yarra Glen and District under the auspices of Welcome Home League to perpetuate the memory of the men who gave their lives in the
Great War
1914-1919
World War II 1939-45
Malaya
Borneo
Korea
Vietnam
Unveiled 8 October 1921
North Face
J. Armstrong
J.Bell
H.Conway
C.Dinsdale
E.Farnsworth
C.Gedye,
W.Holding
C.Hubbard
E.Hubbard
A.Hunt

The monument was unveiled on 8th October 1921, originally at the intersection of the Melba Highway and the Healesville Road. It was moved to its current location in front of the Memorial Hall in 1998. For more on the Yarra Glen Memorial cenotaph, view the details web page.

Yarra Glen War Memorial
ANZAC Avenue at Bell Street
Melway p275-A1
(Find out more)

Yarra Glen Avenue of Honour

East Face

This Avenue of Honour is dedicated to those men of
the 1st AIF who volunteered to serve in World War I
(1914 - 1918)

J. Armstrong
J.Bell
H.Conway
C.Dinsdale
E.Farnsworth
C.Gedye,
W.Holding
C.Hubbard
E.Hubbard
A.Hunt
J. Irvine
J. Jell
A. McLeod
L. McLeod
H. Marshall
S. Mills
J. Pickering
S. Smedley
R. Waight
J. Wilson
D. Shillito

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

LEST WE FORGET


West Face

"O pause for a moment wheree'r you may be
Who breathe the sweet air of this land of the free
And ponder the question ; What more could they give,
Whose fate was to die that the Nation should live?
Today, where the Yarra flows down from the Glen
And spreads its wide waters o'er moorland and fen,
In honor of those whose brave spirits are flown
The people unveil their memorial stone,
Its tapering finger that points to the sky
Shall carry their names to the Throne up on high,
And - firm as their hearts when they fronted the fo' -
Shall tell of their deeds through the ages below
So think of the hearts that are mourning today
For heroes who sleep in a land far away,
And stand for a moment with uncovered head
While Yarra Glen district pays court to its Dead"

G.D.N.

On Sunday 2 May 1948 a Commemoration Service was conducted by the Yarra Glen & District Tourist and Progress Association and the RSSILA at which the avenue of oak trees was dedicated as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the two world wars. The trees were donated by Major E Lang.

The street was re-named ANZAC Avenue at some time between 1948 and 1968.

The plaques were erected on 9 November 2009 courtesy of grants from the Victorian Veterans Council and the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs. The monument was formally unveiled at a ceremony on 21 February 2010 by the Hon Alan Griffin, MP, Minister for Veterans Affairs.

Yarra Glen Avenue of Honour
East Face

 

 

Yarra Glen Avenue of Honour
West Face

ANZAC Avenue at Bell Street
Melway p275-A1


Yarra Glen and District Honour Roll

HONOUR ROLL
1914 - 1918
Abassie, A.
Ayres, L.E.
Ayres, S.E.
Armstrong, J.
Bell, J.C.
Chandler, C.
Clark, S.T.C.
Conway, H.
Dinsdale, C.
Farnsworth, E.
Gammom, W.
Gedye, C.
Hubbard, C.
Hubbard, E.
Hunt, A.
Holding, W.C.
Irvine, J.
Jell, J.
Marshall, H.S.
McKindley, J.
McLeod, A.
McLeod, L.
Mills, S.
North, C.
Pickering, J.
Plunkett, W.
Rentel, H.
Shillito, D.
Smedley, S.S.
Smith, G.
Waight, R.N.
Wilson, J.V.


1939 - 1945
Bates, L.
Cary, A.
Gallettly, A.
Hanlon, N.
Hilms, W.
McLeod, L.
Morris, A.
Walters, G.
West, P
Yarra Glen and District Honour Roll
Memorial Hall
Melway p275-A1

Boar War Plaque

In Memoriam
Jepthah Jonson
Killed in Action at Hartebeestfontein S. Africa
18th February 1900

Andrew Thomas Woodman
Killed in Action at Ottoshoot S. Africa
20th August 1900
Orbost Volunteers to South African War
Orbost Boar War Plaque - donated to YG RSL for safekeeping
Memorial Hall
Melway p275-A1

McLeod Memorial Window

=== In Loving Memory of my Sons ===
Leslie John McLeod
Died 29 August 1915
Alexander John McLeod
Died 16 August 1915
Othel Keith McLeod
Died 9 September 1943
McLeod Memorial Window
St Paul's Anglican Church
Melway p275-A1

Holding Memorial Plaque

In Loving Memory of
Our Son & Brother
Private
William Charles Holding
Who Died of Wounds
At Etretat - France on 16.1.17
Aged 21 Years
Holding Memorial Plaque
St Paul's Anglican Church
Melway p275-A1

Steels Creek

Honor Roll

1914 - 1918
J. FLETCHER
S. FLETCHER
J. GORDON
+ E. HUBBARD
+ C. HUBBARD
R. HUBBARD
B. HUBBARD
+ A. HUNT
C. JELL M.M.
+ J. JELL
M. KEATING
L. MORRIS
R. MORRIS
O. MORRIS
J. NAIRNE
W. NAIRNE
H. PARTINGTON
J. PARTINGTON
N. PARTINGTON
G. McLAINE
RESIDENTS
P. F. DOWNER . S. PITCHER . T. WILLIAMS . D. CHISHOLM


1939 - 1945
A. J. ADAMS RAAF
W. D. ADAMS
L. R. ADAMS
A. V. ADAMS
R. ADAMS
R. V. ADAMS
+ L. BATES
E. A. CAREY RAAF
+ A. E. CAREY RAAF
G. COLLINSON RAAF
W. HUNT
M. FULLARTON RAAF
R. FULLARTON
R. KAYO
H. HUNT
+ A. MORRIS
L. HARGREAVES
O HARGREAVES AWAS
A. MARTIN
R. WILLIAMS
T. THOMPSON

+ denotes killed
Steels Creek Honor Roll
Steels Creek Community Centre
699 Steels Creek Road
Melway p610-Q12

Dixons Creek School Honor Roll

DIXON'S CREEK SCHOOL & DISTRICT
ROLL OF HONOR
SCHOOL
DISTRICT
Sister J.M.White
F.H. Lyons
F.N. Conradi
R.N. Waight  X
S.E. Ayres  X
L.E. Ayres  X
F.L. Mills
A. Abassie  X
J. McKinley  X
S.F. Beach
S. Smedley  X
J. Smedley
J. Wilson
W.R.L. Smith
W. Barrett
R. Harding
N. Christensen
S.T.C. Clark  X
J. Gordon
L.A. Kilby
N.L. Partington
H.W. Partington
J.H. Partington
F.H.E. Smith
E.F.R. Smith
W.S. Cunnington
L. Coninell (L. Cornell?)
D. Buchanan
J. Bell  X
A.J. Brown
T. Bowling

X = killed
Picture forthcoming
Dixons Creek School
1815 Melba Hwy
Melway p610-Q12

Christmas Hills Cenotaph

In Memory of the Men
of Christmas Hill
Who laid down their lives
for King and Country
In the Great War 1914-1919
Greater Love Hath No Man.
Christmas Hill Cenotaph
Corner of Eltham-Yarra Glen Road and Ridge Road
Melway p265-H12

Christmas Hills Roll of Honor

"Lest We Forget"
Killed in Action
John V. Wilson
Harry Conway

George B. Muir
George P. M. Saltau
Herbert Borner
Arthur S. Ashmore
James E. Betts
Harold T. Muir
1914 - 1919
Erected by Christmas Hills Red Cross Branch
Christmas Hill Honor Roll
Mechanics Hall
Melway p265-H12

COLDSTREAM & YERING
WAR MEMORIAL

In memory of
the following volunteers who enlisted
from Coldstream and Yering
to serve in the First World War

Bamber H.
Bamber E.A.
Black H.C.
Black V.F.
Butcher T.
Currell F.
Donleavey J.
Ferguson H.
Fraser C.
Fraser G.
+ Fraser J
Gilbert A.
Gilbert E.
Gilbert G.
Guiney H.
+ Holland A.S.
Kerr T.
King R.J.
Lawlor K.C.L.
+Lawlor L.J.
+ Lawlor R.B.
Lester J.
Mathers J.
McClure J.
Newman H.
Parkinson W.G.
Reade J.
Reade W.J.
Reid N.
Rowney H.P.
Sharpe E.
Sharpe R.
Smith E.
Tanner J.F.
Timms B.
Timms S.
Towt G.J.
Towt H.
Upton M.J.
Wheeler J.
Wilson H.R.

+ Died in service

LEST WE FORGET


Coldstream and Yering Memorial

Corner of Melba and Maroondah Hwys
Melway p282-A1

World War I Avenue of Honor

Dame Melba plants the first treeOn July 26th 1918 an avenue of Australian gum trees were planted in a line which stretched along Maroondah Hwy from this point in honor of those men and women from this area who enlisted in the First World War. Although the trees have now disappeared, this plaque, unveiled on November 13th 1994, commemorates this avenue of honor.

Photo: Dame Nellie Melba plants the first tree in memory of Capt. Fitzclarence, killed in action on Gallipoli with the British Army.

Australia Remembers 1945-1995

In tribute to the men and women of Coldstream and Yering who served in the following conflicts

The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
Donleavy J.
Supple J.
Towt F.
Towt W.

The second World War 1939-1945

Bennett G.
Cawood E.
Cope A.
Cope E.
Costello L.
Fielding E.
Fraser C.
Fraser J.W.
Fraser R.
Hagan J.
Howell H.
Ivory R.
Lindsay W.L.
Lithgow R.
Mays A.
Mays E.
Monds A.
Monds C.
Monds E.
Morton D.
+Saunders G.
Silby P.
Skate D.
Supple F.
Supple N.
Young J.P.

+ Died while P.O.W. on Ambon


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