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All Saints Anglican Soldiers Memorial Church was erected in memory of those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. 

In August 1919 parishioners planted trees in the church grounds in memory of local men who had paid the supreme sacrifice and those who had returned home. The ground had previously been ploughed, and at 2 pm sharp willing hands began to ply spade and mattock.  With surprising rapidity a large number of box bushes and shrubs were in the ground, and the business of planting the memorial and thanksgiving began.  The Rector, accompanied by volunteers, of whom there about 50, went from tree to tree blessing and dedicating each.  A short ceremony of praise and the Blessing completed the ceremony. There are only three plaques remaining. 

The laying of the foundation stone, of All Saints' Memorial Church, Murrumbateman, is to take place on Sunday next at 3 p.m. The stone will be laid by Major-General Parnell, C.M.G., Commandant of the Military College, Dun troon. The Bishop of Goulburn will conduct the service and preach. Returned soldiers are requested to attend at 2.45 p.m. to form a guard of honor.
Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer (NSW), 
15 November 1918.


Address:Hercules & Rose Streets, Murrumbateman, 2582
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.969347
Long: 149.028139
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:T. L. Thompson (Architect)
Monument Manufacturer:D. L. Lawrence (Builder)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th November, 1918
Front Inscription

                         THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
                    MAJOR GENERAL PARNELL C.M.G.
                                NOV. 17TH. 1918,
A M                        AND THIS CHURCH                    DG
                              IS ERECTED
                      IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL MEMORY
                        OF THOSE WHO DIED
                        IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR
                                    1914 TO 1918.
                              ARTHUR C. RIX  RECTOR.


Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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