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27-March-2018 (Erich Nussbaumer)
27-March-2018 (Erich Nussbaumer)

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Roger Johnson / Erich Nussbaumer

A monument commemorates those from the Grahamstown and Shepardstown district who served in World War One. The monument was originally unveiled in the Shepardstown School Grounds and contains the names of former scholars of the school who served in World War One. 

A plaque on the memorial states the memorial was originally unveiled on the 27th August 1921. Information from Trove articles states the memorial was unveiled on the 4th September 1921. The statue was placed on the memorial and unveiled on the 3rd September 1922.   

The monument has been relocated and the restoration was unveiled on Anzac Day 2008. 

Monument characteristics :

White marble statue of an Australian soldier, standing on a granite pedestal with 4 white marble columns. Soldiers names are engraved into dark grey granite and higlighted in black. 

GRAHAMSTOWN. UNVEILING OF WAR MEMORIAL. A perfect spring day greeted the large crowd that assembled round the beautiful memorial in the Shepardstown School ground to see the final unveiling on Sunday afternoon. Three o'clock was the time fixed for the ceremony, and, from 1 p.m. until the appointed hour and after, cars, sulkies and crowds on foot continued to arrive until the space for some distance round the veiled memorial was crowded. The Chairman, in introducing Mr. O'Brien, who was to perform the ceremony of unveiling the memorial, gave a brief outline of the movement since its inauguration, and then invited Mr. O'Brien to unveil the memorial.
Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW), 
 8 September 1922. 


 

Location

Address:54 Tumut Street, Adelong Services & Citizens Club, Adelong, 2729
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.308611
Long: 148.065833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:F. Rusconi (Gundagai, NSW) (statue)
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th September, 1921
Front Inscription

Grahamstown 
Shepardstown 
World War I

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Old Scholars 
And Others 
From This District 
Who Went To 
The War

Left Side Inscription

Grahamstown 
Shepardstown 
World War I

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Back Inscription

Grahamstown 
Shepardstown 
World War I

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

1914  1919

Right Side Inscription

Grahamstown 
Shepardstown 
World War I

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Original Memorial Unveiled By 
W. D. P. O`Brien Esq
27.8.1921(sic)

Restoration unveiled
ANZAC Day 25. 4. 2008

Source: MA,NRWM
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