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    Edward George Honey Memorial, 1965, by Artist unknown, courtesy of City of Melbourne.

Edward George Honey Memorial

Artist unknown
Stone boulder with bronze and aluminium plaque
Kings Domain, Birdwood Avenue

It is to Edward George Honey that we owe the ritual of observing two minutes silence in commemoration of the war fallen. The plaque of this simple memorial reads: 'In memory of, 1885-1922, a Melbourne journalist who, while living in London, first suggested the solemn ceremony of silence now observed in all British countries in remembrance of those who died in war "Lest we Forget".'

It was unveiled in May 1965.

City Of Melbourne