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Memorial Gates Closeup :06-04-2014
Memorial Gates Closeup :06-04-2014

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Nyah Memorial Gates were originally erected to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War One. The names of those who lost their lives were added to the outer pillars at a later date.

On Sunday afternoon last the Nyah Memorial Gates were officially opened by Mr. D. Clayton, the president of the Sailors and Soldiers Fathers' Association of Victoria, before a large assemblage of the residents of Nyah and district. Amongst those present were the Hon's. P. G. Stewart, M.H.R., and F. E. Old, M.L.A., Mr. J. Martin, State ex-President of the R.S.S.I.L.A., and the Revs.Phillips, Greenham and McKenzie. The gates which are of wrought iron, are hung on four massive pillars of Harcourt granite, two of which are embellished with metal plates, replica of the well-known badge of the A.I.F. In the centre of the pillars are cut out the names of those men who had volunteered from the district and paid the supreme sacrifice. Above are the words, 'Lest We Forget,' and on either side of the inscription, 1914-1918. The gates cost £340, and £250 had already been subscribed. A collection on the ground realised another £22.
Riverina Recorder (Balranald, Moulamein, NSW), 11th June 1927.

Location

Address:River Street, Sports Ground, Nyah, 3594
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.170952
Long: 143.380342
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 5th June, 1927
Left Side Inscription

LEST WE FORGET
1914             1918
 IN MEMORIAM
(Names)

GREATER LOVE HATH
NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR
HIS FRIENDS
St John XV. 13.

(OUTER PILLAR)
LEST WE FORGET
1939  1945
IN MEMORIAM
(Names)
WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
GLORY GUARDS
WITH SOLEMN ARMS
THE BIVOUAC
OF THE DEAD

 

Right Side Inscription

LEST WE FORGET
1914             1918
 IN MEMORIAM
(Names)
WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
"THEIR NAMES
SHALL LIVE
FOR EVERMORE"

(OUTER PILLAR)
LEST WE FORGET
1939  1945
IN MEMORIAM
(Names)
AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
                                BINYON

 

Source: RSLV,SKP, VWHI, MA
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