The first meeting of the Hamilton branch of the Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Fathers’ Association was held on 26 October 1918. Mr Alfred Tatlock was the convener of the meeting and was elected as chairman. On 5 May 1922, a monument was unveiled by Col. The Right Hon. George Edward John Mowbray, Earl of Stradbroke, Governor of Victoria just inside the gates of the Hamilton Cemetery to remember the sons who had fallen during WW1. Those who served during WW2 were later honoured on the memorial.
Erected by the Hamilton Branch of the Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Fathers’ Association
To the Glory of God and in
Everlasting remembrance of the district members
Of the A.I.F who gave their lives
In the Great War 1914-1918.
Greater love hath no man than this
That a man lay down his life for his friends
Also in Honoured Remembrance
Of those Parents Whose Sons Enlisted
From this District.
“Their Name Liveth for Evermore.”
And in Remembrance of those
Who Gave Their Lives in
World War 11 1939-1945.