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A plaque commemorates Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White who was killed in the Canberra Air disaster of 1940. 

Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White KCB, KCMG, KCVO, DSO (23 September 1876 – 13 August 1940) was a senior officer in the Australian Army, who served as Chief of the General Staff from 1920 to 1923 and again from March to August 1940, when he was killed in the Canberra air disaster

In 1940, as Australia mobilised the 2nd Australian Imperial Force to take part in the Second World War, White was recalled to service at the age of 63, promoted to General, and re-appointed Chief of the General Staff. White would probably have become Australia's overall military commander in that war instead of Thomas Blamey had he not been aboard the Royal Australian Air Force plane which crashed in the Canberra air disaster on 13 August 1940, killing all aboard.

Location

Address:Napier Street, Town Hall, St Arnaud, 3478
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.625556
Long: 143.261144
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 7th November, 2008
Front Inscription

In memory of General Sir Brudenell White, KCB, KCMG, KCVO, DSO.

Born : St Arnaud 1876, died : Canberra 1940

Who opened this memorial on 26-7-1928

"Pass not this stone in sorrow but with pride.  And may you live as nobly as they died."

Unveiled by the Hon. John Brumby M.P., on 7-11-2008

Source: MA
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