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07-December-2014
07-December-2014

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A banner which includes a hand-written honour roll commemorates those who served in World War One.

The banner was made in 1919 by Mrs C.M. Glen on behalf of the Walpeup Red Cross Society and the Walpeup Welcome Home Committee, and displayed in the Walpeup Railway Station to welcome soldiers from the district returning home. On their arrival, soldiers signed the banner.

Following its discovery under the stage of the memorial hall in October 2003, the banner was professionally restored and framed through a grant from the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and unveiled on 23 April 2005 at a ceremony at the Memorial Hall that was attended by many descendants of those who had signed their names in 1919.

 

Location

Address:Glen & Richardson Streets, Memorial Hall, Walpeup, 3507
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.138127
Long: 142.023439
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Flag
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1919
Front Inscription

Staunch and True

Hearty welcome home to our Walpeup District soldiers

For King and Country 

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Source: MA
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