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11-November-2014
11-November-2014

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A memorial tablet commemorates Sergeant Joseph Gordon Morris who was killed in World War One.

The shire president (Councillor. A. S. Pankhurst) unveiled a memorial tablet at the Patrick Plains Shire Council chambers on Thursday afternoon, in honour of the late Sergeant Joseph Gordon Morris who was killed in action.  The president of the Returned Soldiers Club (Mr. Ray Fawcett), on behalf of the returned men, thanked the council and employees for erecting the tablet in honour of their late fellow-soldier, and expressed appreciation of it. Mr. Wilkins (shire engineer), on behalf of the men, thanked the council for the interest taken in the tablet, and for contributing to its cost, and for the privilege of erecting it on the building, where it would remain as long as the shire office stood.

Before unveiling the memorial the shire president remarked that by an accident the letters "D.C.M. " had been omitted from it, but they would be placed on it.  He then removed the War Loan honour flag from the face of the tablet, and the National Anthem was sung.
The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW), 11 April 1921.

Location

Address:Elizabeth & Bourke Streets, Historical Museum [west wall], Burdekin Park, Singleton, 2330
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.563336
Long: 151.174928
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:02-December-1917
Actual Event End Date:02-December-1917
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 7th April, 1921
Front Inscription

To The Memory of
SERGT. JOSEPH GORDON MORRIS D.C.M.
Of 5th Pioneers A.I.F
Killed In Action La Plus Douve Belgium
2nd December 1917.
Erected By His Fellow Employees And The
Council of the Shire of Patrick Plains

Source: NRWM, MA
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