Kerrie Johnston, Ray Carruthers, Wayne Chapman, Barbara Chapman, Doug Hart, Steph Cooke MP, Helen Templeton, Robert Templeton, John Templeton, May O’Kane stand in an old hall. Doug holds the Honour Roll.
Kerrie Johnston, Ray Carruthers, Wayne Chapman, Barbara Chapman, Doug Hart, Steph Cooke MP, Helen Templeton, Robert Templeton, John Templeton, May O’Kane.

The memory of Naradhan’s service personnel will be preserved for generations to come thanks to support from the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced $1,819 to restore the Naradhan RSL Honour Roll.

Ms Cooke said she was proud the Naradhan community could undertake this important work.

“Today is Vietnam Veteran’s Day and on the weekend we marked 75 years since the end of the Second World War. These anniversaries emphasise how important it is that we preserve and protect the memory of those who gave their youth and health, or made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation,” Ms Cooke said.

“These are names we must remember, and I am so pleased to announce this funding for Naradhan’s Honour Roll, which reflects the enormous contribution this community has made to the nation in times of war and peace. 

Kerrie Johnston from the Naradhan Reserve Land Manager said the funding was a welcome boost for the Second World War Honour Roll.

“This funding means we can refurbish the Naradhan RSL Honour Roll and the names will be clearer to read,” Ms Johnston said.

“It’s great that we can keep at the forefront of the community’s minds the local people who went to WWII.”

Acting Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee said 22 projects across the State have received funding from this round of grants from the Community War Memorials Fund.

“A total of $140,000 has been invested in memorials across NSW from Bonalbo to Bungendore and Woy Woy to Wagga Wagga,” Mr Lee said.

“Funding will restore honour rolls, repair stone monuments and provide access to specialist conservation advice.”

For more information on the Community War Memorials Fund visit https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/