Restoring their names
Erected in 1921, the Concord War Memorial has been the focal point for Anzac Day services for over ninety years.
Some 600 men and women from the Concord area enlisted to serve in the First World War, a remarkable number considering the population at the time is estimated to have been less than 11, 000.
At present conservation work is being carried out on the marble tablets so the names will be legible once again. Thus the original intention of the memorial ‘to perpetuate the memory of our nurses, sailors and soldiers who enlisted in the Great War 1914-1919’ will be fulfilled.
The work will be completed by Remembrance Day, 11 November 2015.
Posted on October 23, 2015, in Concord, More than just a name and tagged Canada bay Connections, City of Canada Bay, Concord, First World War, More than just a name, World War I. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.