Trafalgar’s roll of honour

Trafalgar-Thorpdale RSL president Ray James and branch member Bob Moss, who led the fundraising initiative that helped fund the building project were proud to see the honour roll in its rightful home last week.

Trafalgar-Thorpdale RSL president Ray James and branch member Bob Moss, who led the fundraising initiative that helped fund the building project were proud to see the honour roll in its rightful home last week.

The honour roll of former Narracan Shire war servicemen and women is now in its rightful home.

Trafalgar-Thorpdale RSL branch president Ray James felt like the honour roll had come home when it was hung at the Trafalgar RSL clubrooms on Thursday.

The honour roll has been hanging at the former Narracan Shire offices but Mr James said four years ago it was suggested the board should be in the RSL rooms.

“It is now in its rightful home,” Mr James said, saying that men on the World War 1 honour roll had been involved in building the clubrooms on the corner of Contingent St.

But it has been a long process that even required a building project to extend the original post war clubrooms.

Mr James said the clubrooms needed to be extended to create a wall where the honour roll could hang in pride of place.

The honour roll, which was moved from upstairs at the old shire offices, was relocated in three major sections, mostly with the help of some strong arms and a trolley.

The honour roll is six metres wide and two metres high.  Downlights highlight the roll that now hangs in the newly extended and refurbished clubrooms.

The project was largely funded by the sub-branch, as well as a $20,000 Trafalgar and District Bendigo Bank grant and a branch organised “buy a brick” community fundraising project.

The newly refurbished clubrooms are expected to be officially opened in March.


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