Call out for those from Millthorpe and district who have served.

ETCHED IN: Andrew Gee and Nick Anagnostaras examining the plaques that will be replaced on the Roll of Honour. Photo: Mark Logan.
ETCHED IN: Andrew Gee and Nick Anagnostaras examining the plaques that will be replaced on the Roll of Honour. Photo: Mark Logan.

Those that have attended the ANZAC Day services in Millthorpe will be familiar with the large marble lined memorial listing the names of those that have served.

On the memorial gates just outside Redmond oval are listed those that served during World War One and on the black marble memorial are those that served in the many other conflicts that Australia has been involved with.

When the Roll of Honour was installed in 2008 the names etched into the marble were all sourced from local records and requests from families, but as with all projects a few service personnel were missed.

"Local families have requested that family members be added to it and Gwenda Stanbridge has found other soldiers during her research into names for council's bridge naming program," said collections manager at the Golden Memories Museum Millthorpe Hayley Lavers.

"There are some servicemen whose family may have moved away from the region after the war and we're asking for those families to contact us so that we can add them to the roll."

Since 2008 extra names have already been added to the roll on two separate pieces of marble and the president of the Millthorpe Village Committee Nick Anagnostaras said that those will be replaced by one single piece.

"At the moment it's all a bit confusing so we're going to have them more organised and we're asking the community to let us know if they know of any family members that came from Millthorpe and district and may have served," he said.

There will also be another flag pole added to the memorial bring the total to $1535.

Paying for that process is where the Member for Calare Andrew Gee and the Saluting Their Service commemorative grants program comes in.

"These are great projects. This is exactly what the Saluting Their Service grants are designed to do," Mr Gee said.

Contact Hayley Lavers on millthorpemuseum@gmail.com.

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