South Grafton memorial revamp almost complete
MARCH 26 is going to be a momentous day for the South Grafton RSL Sub-branch when it officially opens the new-look cenotaph.
While the monument has been moved from its old position there are still some finishing touches to be made, including the lettering for the iconic motto for remembering fallen soldiers, Lest We Forget.
Branch president Bob Hayes and the head of the cenotaph committee Fred Norris, have been working overtime to make the ceremony memorable and inclusive for the family of the 26 men named on the cenotaph, who made the supreme sacrifice.
"We want to hear from the families of those men (see list) so we can acknowledge them during the ceremony," Mr Hayes said.
To date $41,000 has been spent of the revamp of the cenotaph and Lane Park.
Mr Hayes said families looking to contact him can email him on email@example.com or contact Mr Norris on 0428 408 236.
These are the names on the cenotaph.
SOUTH GRAFTON WAR MEMORIAL - ROLL OF HONOUR
L/Cpl Bertie S Aspery KIA AIF 4th LTMB Hebuterne
Pte Gordon E Austen DOW AIF 49th Btn Despagne Farm
Pte Norman L Avery KIA AIF 15th Btn Hebuterne
Pte Arthur J Avery KIA AIF 49th Btn Moquet Farm
Pte Charles B Bellamy KIA AIF 36th Btn Belgium
Pte Charles H Butters KIA AIF 9th Btn Moquet Farm
Pte Julius C Calman KIA AIF 45th Btn Passchendaele
Pte Herbert H Coglan KIA AIF 25th Btn Flers
Pte Alfred C Collins KIA AIF 4th Btn Ypres
Pte Edward L Dee DOW AIF 49th Btn Belgium
Pte Frederick C Edwards KIA AIF 30th Btn France
Pte Alfred E Elder KIA AIF 9th Btn France
Lieut Albert E Fothergill KIA AIF 9th Btn France
Pte Robert H Grey DOI AIF 30th Btn England
Lieut William R Haigh DOW AIF 17th Btn Menin Road
Pte William C Hazzard DOW AIF 41st Btn France
Pte Thomas A Inglis KIA AIF 20th Btn Bullecourt
Pte Bernard G Johnson KIA AIF 25th Btn Morlancourt
Pte Tresselyn Jones DOD AIF 36th Btn At Sea
Pte Albert Jones KIA AIF 45th Btn Pozieres
Pte Charles G Layton KIA AIF 17th Btn Armentieres
Cpl Joseph E Luckett DOW AIF 9th Btn Gallipoli
Sgt Alexander A MacKay KIA AIF 26th Btn Mont St. Quentin
Pte Harold F Maxwell KIA AIF 9th Btn Anzac Cove
L/Cpl Hume D McDermid KIA AIF 17th Btn Bullecourt
Pte Milton J L Morrison KIA AIF 53rd Btn France
Pte Robert Mulley KIA NZEF 4th Btn Passchendaele
Pte Allan Munro KIA AIF 4th MGC Villers-Bretonneux
Pte William S Orr DOW AIF 9th Btn France
Pte Henry S Park KIA AIF 47th Btn Messines
Pte Eric S Perrett KIA AIF 1st Btn France
Pte William Pollard KIA AIF 41st Btn Ploegsteert Wood
Pte Oswald I Rea KIA AIF 19th Btn Lagnicourt
Pte William Rea KIA AIF 19th Btn Flers
L/Sgt Francis G J Rhodes DOW AIF 9th Btn Crepey Wood
L/Cpl Grafton E N Rhodes DOW AIF 42nd Btn France
Pte Percy J C Robertson KIA AIF 20th Btn Amiens
Pte Leslie J Thompson KIA AIF 52nd Btn Messines
Pte William M Walsh DOI AIF 9th Btn France
Pte Vincent H Walsh DOW AIF 41st Btn Pozieres
Pte Charles F Weatherstone DOW AIF 9th Btn France
Pte George Weatherstone DOW AIF 41st Btn Ploegsteert Wood
Pte Alfred J J Welsh KIA AIF 31st Btn Fromelles
Pte Leslie J Windsor KIA AIF 17th Btn Bullecourt
Pte Ernest J C Withers KIA AIF 4th MGC France