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A display cabinet of archival items related to the 28th Manning Valley Regional Cadet Union, located in the Wingham Museum. Alongside the cabinet is a plaque dedicated to John Lancelot Andrews and the boy soldiers of the Manning Valley. It was unveiled by Dr A. Kay Redpath on 22 April 2015.
Notes on veteran: John Andrews was born in the Manning River District and enlisted on 29 December 1916 as a private in the 54th Battalion. He was killed in action on 26 September 1917 at Polygon Wood, Flanders. He was buried in the New Irish Farm Cemetery at St Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium. Military records indicate he was 19 years, however his mother stated he was 16 years eight months old.
THE 28th MANNING VALLEY REGIONAL CADET UNIT
Dedicated to the memory of
John Lancelot Andrews
and the boy soldiers of the Manning Valley
Dr. A. Kay Redpath (Niece)
22nd April 2015
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