BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO THE WANDSWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO THE WANDSWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

Photo caption: Wandsworth Community Reserve Board Director Phil Henry, right, and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall at the Wandsworth District Soldiers and Nurses War Memorial celebrating news of a $6,732 grant for restoration works.

Friday, 14 July 2023

WANDSWORTH’S District Solders and Nurses War Memorial has been given a $6,732 boost to help cover costs for consultation and restoration works, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.

Mr Marshall inspected the memorial yesterday and said the funding was secured under the Community War Memorials Fund and would initially be used to run a Condition Assessment Report on the Memorial.

“Built by prominent stonemason Michael William Hardy of Narrabri, the Memorial was erected by residents of Wandsworth in honour of those who sacrificed their lives in World War One,” Mr Marshall said.

“I know how important this monument is to the Wandsworth community and it is fantastic news that the first step towards restorations works is underway.

“Phil Henry has been a fierce and tireless advocate for the Memorial and I’m so pleased work is now underway to bring this magnificent structure back to life.”

Wandsworth Community Reserve Board Director Phil Henry said he was excited to receive the funding for this important restoration project.

“It is great to see State Government funding for the future preservation of these War Memorials,” Mr Henry said.

“We owe respect to all who have served past and present, and persons who have been impacted by war including their families and communities.”

Mr Henry said the restoration and preservation of the War Memorial will enhance education and awareness for future generations.

“It will allow for the continuation of honour and respect for the sacrifices that were made by the men and women, who fought for our freedom, from the Wandsworth community and surrounding districts,” he said.

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