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A memorial lychgate is positioned at the entrance to St John's Anglican Church in Boorowa, NSW. Inside the gate hangs a Lamp of Remembrance, which is inscribed with the names of several First World War veterans.
The gate was where a body or coffin rested 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."
The gate was repaired and repainted in 2020–2021, with the support of a Community War Memorials Fund grant from the NSW Government.
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.
|Last held rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit at embarkation||Campaign||Read more|
|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|