2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government is interviewing WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
At the entrance to St John's Anglican Church in Boorowa is a memorial lychgate. Inside the gate hangs a Lamp of Remembrance, with the names of several First World War veterans inscribed.
The gate was where the body rested for a while before being laid to reverent keeping in the consecrated ground surrounding the church. It is not simply an ornament, but a place of remembrance, a door through which we have to pass ourselves, and to remind us of the thought ‘Lord, remember, and keep them, as the whole church was not on this earth - the biggest part was in Paradise.’
In Memory of the
of the Church in the Parish,
Who gave their lives in
The Great War 1914-1918.
Their names are inscribed on the Lamp
of Remembrance, given by their Comrades.
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Private||T||Gibbons||First World War, 1914–18||Killed in action (KIA)||1356||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||2nd Battalion AIF||Gallipoli 1915||view|
|Sergeant||J||Harding||First World War, 1914–18||Died of wounds (DOW)||1750||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||2nd Battalion AIF||Ypres Salient 1917||view|
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