Unveiling at Stroud Cenotaph with Bob Baldwin

The replicated plaques from World War I were unveiled at the Stroud Cenotaph last Saturday.

Stroud Cenotaph with Bob Baldwin

Neil Skeggs, Bill Snowden, John Bowen,Caleb Webster, Jim Olsen and Gordon Crimp and Federal Member for Paterson Bob Baldwin

These plaques are a tribute of respect and gratitude to those who served in the Great War 1914-1918 and will complete the Memorial Cenotaph.

The original plaques will remain in place at the front of the Memorial Grandstand at Stroud Showground.

The Honourable Federal Member for Paterson Bob Baldwin unveiled the plaques.

Mr Baldwin told Myall Coast News, “I am pleased that the Government approved the grant for the Dungog & District National Servicemen’s Association Sub Branch for $14,030 through the

Centenary of ANZAC Local Grants Programme, whereby each Federal electorate had $125,000 of funding to support projects, such as this, which commemorate the First World War.”

“I am pleased the funding of $14,030 has enabled the Association to replicate First World War Honour Rolls at the Cenotaph in Stroud,” he said.

“I congratulate the Dungog & District National Servicemen’s Association Sub Branch on their hard work which has been rewarded with the ANZAC Centenary Grant.”

The Memorial grandstand was built in 1924 as a World War I memorial and is registered with the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

The two plaques on the front entrance of the steps are inscribed with names of all the men and women from the Stroud region who served in the first World War.

These plaques have been meticulously replicated and will be placed along side the other memorial plaques at Stroud Cenotaph.

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