What is significant?
The Moe World War I memorial was constructed in 1921 and originally located in the Anzac Road median before being re-located to its present site. It comprises a tall granite cenotaph on a rough hewn granite base. It is surrounded by rough hewn granite piers connected by a single link of chain.
How is it significant?
The Moe World War I memorial is of local historic and social significance to Latrobe City.
Why is it significant?
The Moe World War I memorial is historically and socially significant as the memorial to locals who enlisted in the World Wars. It demonstrates the impact of the conflicts upon the district. (RNE criteria A.4 and G.1)
The Moe World War I Memorial is a granite cenotaph. It comprises a tapered smooth granite column set on a rough-hewn base. At the top is a stepped capital and the column is surmounted by a ball. The column is divided in two sections by a rough-hewn ledge. Above the ledge and facing the front (North) is a bronze wreath. Below this is a bronze insignia of the Commonwealth military forces above the words:
'Erected by the residents of Moe and district in memory of the Hereon named soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War 1914-1919 World War II 1939-1945'.
Australia and France are listed below this inscription, while the names of those who made the supreme sacrifice are listed on the other faces along with the names of key places of battle during the War.
Bronze plaques have been added to the base.
It is surrounded by what appears to be the original fence comprising rough-hewn granite posts connected a single chain link.
The memorial is now situated in front of the Moe RSL building in Albert Street, centrally placed in front of the entrance surrounded by a formal hedged garden. It was originally situated within the Anzac Road median.
Moe War Memorial - Veterans Description for Public
The Moe War Memorial was constructed in 1921 and originally located in the Anzac Road median before being re-located to its present site at 63-67 Albert Street, in the forecourt of the RSL club. It comprises a tall granite pillar on a rough hewn granite base, surrounded by rough hewn granite piers connected by a single link of chain.
Originally two machine guns captured during the First World War were placed nearby the monument, these remain on the Anzac Road median. The memorial was designed and built by H.B. Corben & Son of Clifton Hill at a cost of £350, which was raised by the local community. Bronze plaques have also been added to the base, to commemorate conflicts and peacekeeping missions between 1945 -1995.