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The Graman Roll of Honour contains the names of servicemen and women who served in World War One, Malaya & Vietnam.
The Roll of Honour was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One. The names of those who served in Malaya & Vietnam were added to the roll at a later date presumably because there was no room for additions on the World War Two Roll.
Perhaps one of the best, and undoubtedly the most important, functions ever held at Graman eventuated on Saturday last. An afternoon's horse racing was held, and the proceeds donated to tbe Local Returned Wounded Soldiers' Fund. In the evening Graman was indeed a very lively scene. As soon as the hall door was opened it was packed and for the first time the spacious hall was too small to accommodate the people who had come to witness the unveiling of the Graman Honor Roll. Mr. R. Besley occupied the chair and was loudly applauded as he rose to open the function. After Mr. Besley had finished his opening speech, he called upon Mr. C. McCosker, as representative of the Ashford Shire Council. Mr. McCosker spoke in glowing terms of the Graman soldiers, and congratulated the relatives of the soldiers present on their patriotism.
Mr. O`Connor then addressed the gathering. That gentleman's address was one of the best ever delivered in the Graman Hall. The speaker said the Graman Honor Roll was one of the best he had seen, and it was a credit to the maker (Mr. Smale, of Dinton Vale), and also a great credit to thee people who were responsible for its erection. Mr. O'Connor then called on Mrs. B. A. McCosker, of Cherry Tree Hill, to perform the unveiling of the Honor Roll. Mrs. McCosker has only recently paid the great sacrifice by losing her son Private B. H. McCosker, at the front.
The Inverell Times (NSW), 5 October 1917.
|Address:||4 Graman Road, Graman Memorial Hall, Graman , 2360|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -29.466799|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Honour Roll|
|Monument Designer:||Mr Smale|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 29th September, 1917|
MALAYA 1950 - 1960
VIETNAM 1962 - 1972