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Australian War Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
1. Australian War Memorial
Inscription.
Whatever burden you are to carry
We also will shoulder that burden
Australia   United Kingdom
1914   1918
1939   1945

This Memorial Honours The Commitment Of Australians
Who served alongside Britain and her Allies
In defence of freedom in the First and Second World Wars
The battle sites are representative of the many places where Australians, together with their comrades, fought and died
The place names record the origins of Australian servicemen and women many of whom were born in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Each is a reminder of the impact of war on families and communities
The flow of water over these names evokes memories of service, suffering and sacrifice
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

Australian War Memorial
Dedicated in the Presence of
Her Majesty The Queen
The Hon John Howard MP Prime Minister of Australia
The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
And contingents of Australian and British Veterans
11 November 2003

 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 51° 30.127′ N, 0° 9.09′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
2. Australian War Memorial
. Marker is at the intersection of Grosvenor Place and Constitution Hill, on the right when traveling north on Grosvenor Place. Touch for map. Located in Green Park. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1X 7DL, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Artillery Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wellington Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Machine Gun Corps Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); New Zealand War Memorial (about 150 meters away); The Memorial Gates (about 180 meters away); The Queen’s Meadow (about 210 meters away); Bomber Command Memorial (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named The Bomber Command Memorial (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Regarding Australian War Memorial.
The memorial is made from granite slabs from Western Australia. The granite stones are inscribed with the names of 23,844 towns in which Australian soldiers were born, in Australia, the UK and elsewhere. Parts of some town names are picked out in bolder type, creating the names of 47 battles in which Australian fought.
 
Also see . . .
1. Australian War Memorial, London. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
3. Australian War Memorial Marker

2. Australian War Memorial, London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
4. Australian War Memorial
This map shows where Australian troops
fought in two World Wars.

Find your town – www.awmlondon.gov.au
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
5. Australian War Memorial
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
6. Australian War Memorial
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
7. Australian War Memorial
The large, bold names of battles in which Australians fought are highlighted from the names of some of their home towns.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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