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Gunning District Soldiers Memorial : 10-July-2011
Gunning District Soldiers Memorial : 10-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

Gunning District Soldiers Memorial commemorates those who served in World Wars One and Two. The memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. The names of those who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two were added to the memorial on Anzac Day, 1953. 

Monument characteristics :

A polished grey trachyte obelisk on a stepped base.  

The foundation stone of the soldiers memorial was laid on Wednesday afternoon. Mr T Starr, Shire President, was in charge of the proceedings and opened his address by outlining what had been done from the inception of the movement to have a soldiers memorial to those who had gone and never returned and those who went and did return, some bearing evidence of what they had gone through. The laying of the stone was performed by Mrs William Fisher, mother of one of the fallen boys. The stone bore the following inscription :- "Gunning District Soldiers Memorial; foundation stone laid 20.9.22."
Goulburn Evening Post, 23rd September 1922.

There was a large concourse of people present on Wednesday afternoon to witness the unveiling of the soldiers` memorial by General Sir Granville Ryrie. After the memorial, which is a fine granite obelisk erected at a cost of £800 was unveiled, Mr A.Summer sounded "The Last Post" and as the mournful notes floated over the large assemblage many eyes were dimmed. The band played "Nearer My God To Thee."
The Southern Morning Herald (NSW), 16th February 1923.

Location

Address:Yass & Warrataw Streets, Gunning, 2581
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.782536
Long: 149.266408
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Manufacturer:Andrew Brothers (Sydney, NSW)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 20th September, 1922
Front Inscription

                Killed In Action
                  [Names]

GUNNING DISTRICT SOLDIERS MEMORIAL
          1914 GREAT WAR 1918

Left Side Inscription

Served Abroad

[ Names ]

Back Inscription

Served Abroad

[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Served Abroad

[ Names ]

1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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