The monument was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. An additional plaque was added at a later date to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in other conflicts. The monument was restored in 2006.
It is a grey granite monument approximately 4.5 metres high consisting of a square base surmounted by an ornate domed roof resting on four pillars.
Address:Jasper Road, Bentleigh Memorial Gardens, Bentleigh, 3204State:VICArea:AUSGPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.920201
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Monument Type:MonumentMonument Theme:ConflictSub-Theme:MultipleActual Event Start Date:04-August-1914Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…
Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th July, 1920
Front Inscription "Greater love hath no man than this, That a man lay down his life for his friends." Our fallen heroes [ Names ] Lest We Forget. King and Country In honour of Bentleigh boys who have fallen in the Great War 1914 - 1919.
Back Inscription To the fallen. We will remember them World War 2 1939 - 45 Malaya 1948 - 60 Korea 1950 - 53 Vietnam 1960 - 73 Borneo 1962 - 66 "Lest We Forget"
Inscription in Proximity This plaque is to commemorate the restoration of the Bentleigh War Memorial 21 February 2006 Tom Grant BEM JP President and Committee Bentleigh RSL Sub Branch Inc Cr David Feldman Mayor Glen Eira City Council