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Gilgooma Memorial Gates were erected in memory of 36
 men
 from 
the
 Gilgooma
 district
 who
 served
 in World War One,.
The gates were 
unveiled
 by 
Lieutenant 
Col.
C.M.
 Featherstonhaugh 
D.S.O.
 The
 gates occupy a 
prominent 
location
 at
 the
 site
 of
 the
 entrance
 of
 the 
former
 Gilgooma
 Recreation
 Ground.


The official opening of the Soldiers' Memorial Gates at Gilgooma will take place on August 8, when Mr L. A. Robb, president of the New South Wales branch of the Returned Soldiers' League will be present.
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW),  
8 August 1935.


The tendency on the part of many people to forget the soldiers who had lost their lives at the war and the returned men was deplored in an address at Gilgooma, near Coonamble recently, by Rev. R. W. Wannan, Mudgee's Presbyterian minister, who is at present on a visit to Coonamble. The occasion was the opening of the Soldiers' Memorial Gates at Gilgooma. Mr. Wannan said that he appreciated very much the courtesy extended him by the R.S. and S.I. League to take part in the ceremony. It was a good thing for the men who had borne the brunt of the war for Australia that they should be remembered by the people of Australia. There was a tendency in some quarters not only to try and forget the war, but to forget the returned man, so that it was pleasing to see in Gilgooma the people had gone to a great deal of trouble in order to commemorate those who had fallen and those who had returned from the war. 
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW), 
 22 August 1935.

Location

Address:Pilliga Road, Gilgooma, 2829
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.747077
Long: 148.542552
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 8th August, 1935
Front Inscription

      1914 -1918
IN REMEMBRANCE

Left Side Inscription
HONOR ROLL
(Names)
Right Side Inscription
HONOR ROLL
(Names)
Source: MA
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