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28-March-2015
28-March-2015
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A printed certificate presented in memory of Sergeant Thomas McKinstry who died in service during World War One. The framed certificate is surrounded by photos of war memorials, mainly from overseas, and lists the battle campaigns of World War One.  The name of the fallen soldier is in the form of a newspaper clipping death notice which is pasted onto the certificate. 

Mr and Mrs McKinstrey of Goornong had four sons who enlisted in World War One. Their names appear on the Goornong District Honour Roll. 

Note : Certificates similar to this type were often issued by Patriotic Committees to the families of soldiers who had lost their lives. The origin of this certificate is unknown. 
 

Location

Address:Midland Highway, Goornong Memorial Hall, Goornong, 3557
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.613513
Long: 144.510578
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:04-October-1917
Actual Event End Date:04-October-1917
Monument Designer:M.C. (designer)

Dedication

Front Inscription
1914                1918
FOR KING AND COUNTRY 
To The 
GLORY OF GOD And IN EVERLASTING MEMORY OF
[ Name and photograph ]
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE IN THE GREAT WAR THAT WE MIGHT LIVE 

(list of campaigns) 
                   
THIEVAL BRITISH MEMORIAL - FRANCE
In Memory of all British Troops who made the Supreme Sacrifice in FRANCE

 
Source: MA
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