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11-May-2016
11-May-2016

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A gate with two pillars at the entrance to the Soldiers Memorial Hall commemorates those who served in World War Two.

A plaque added to the gate in 1995 lists the names of those who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two. 

In an impressive ceremony last Sunday afternoon, a pair of memorial gates dedicated to the memory of servicemen killed in the 1939-45 War was unveiled by Mrs John McDonald, a former resident of Gunbower. Situated at the entrance to the Gunbower Memorial Hall, the gates were financed from a fund conducted by the Memorial Hall Appeals Committee. Included in the official party were Mr. H. K. Brose, MLA, members of the Memorial Appeal Committee and visiting Shire Councillors. Following the National Anthem the chairman of the Memorial Hall committee, Mr. K. Watson, welcolmed the visitors and introduced Mr. A. W. Hare, chairman of the Appeal Committee, who spoke of the significance and the symbolism of the gates and the dedication ceremony. Following the address by Mr. R. K. Brose, M.L.A., the party adjourned to  the unveiling dais, where, to the accompaniment of the "Last Post",  played by the bugler Mr. T. McEachen, Mrs.McDonald released the drape covering the gates. This ceremony was followed by the Reveille.
Riverine Herald (Echuca, Vic. : Moama, NSW), 9 April 1954.

 
 

 

Location

Address:Murray Valley Highway, Gunbower Soldiers Memorial Hall, Gunbower, 3566
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.956786
Long: 144.369895
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th April, 1954
Left Side Inscription

1939

Plaque :

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

These Are The Gunbower Persons Who Lost Their Lives
In The 1939 - 45 Conflict

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Right Side Inscription
1945
Source: MA,SKP, VWHI
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