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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.
|Address:||Napier Street, Town Hall, St Arnaud, 3478|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.625556|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 7th November, 2008|
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