NAROOMA’S honour roll for its Second World War veterans was installed on the War Memorial clock tower on Monday, thanks to the initiative of Narooma Historical Society and Vietnam veteran Trevor Bennett, assisted by Narooma RSL Sub-Branch.
“I am over the moon we’ve finally done this and now can’t wait until the dedication ceremony,” Mr Bennett said.
“It’s been a long time coming, but I am really grateful to Narooma Historical Society because without their support I couldn’t have done this.”
Trevor and good mate Greg Keegan had a few dramas installing the plaque, including broken drill bits while preparing the face and glue that didn’t cure properly, but they are delighted to see the job completed.
“It was great having people drop by while we were doing the work, particularly those from old Narooma families who were really thrilled to see their relatives’ names there, and their stories came thick and fast,” Mr Bennett said.
Narooma’s Honour Roll lists servicemen and women who were either born in the Narooma district from Corunna north to Stony Creek, or who lived in Narooma at the time they enlisted, or enlisted in Narooma, as well as members of the local Volunteer Defence Force.
Narooma RSL Sub-Branch will dedicate the Honour Roll as part of the Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11.
Narooma’s Honour Roll was funded by the Historical Society, thanks to a $1,506 heritage grant from Eurobodalla Shire Council, as well as $1000 from the RSL Sub-Branch and $200 from Narooma Quota International.