Historical information

Williams Family Collection.

The monument was created and erected by Mr. Barber of Dunolly in October 1919. It was unveiled by Brigadier General Brand C.B. C.M.G. D.S.O. at 2:30pm on Saturday November 8th, 1919. The Welcome Home Committee, formed 2nd July 1917, was largely responsible for commissioning the monument. Foundation members were Mrs. B. Patterson, Mrs J. Bock and the Misses P. Lemin, Violet Radnell, D. Dyer and Doris and Phoebe Bock. The Committee arranged 'Welcome Home' functions for each local soldier returning home after service in the First World War. Tarnagulla had a very large number of enlistments for its population.

Angus M. Comrie is standing to the right of the Memorial with his daughter Mavis Comrie, and Nell Alexander. Mavis Comrie presented a new Union Jack flag to the Tarnagulla School on 25th July 1919 to commemorate Peace. Peace Medals were also distributed to the school students.

Physical description

Monochrome photograph depicting a crowd during a ceremony for the unveiling of the Soldiers' Memorial monument in Tarnagulla.

An original photograph, mounted on card.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten on back: 'L.Williams' and 'Unveiling of War Memorial' and ' To Mother, Wishing her a Merry Xmas, from Myrtle 20.12.1919' . Photographer's stamp on front 'J. Wells Photo Inglewood'.