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Gunnedah NSW

Gunnedah is an 8th Division town and the civic pride of the locals has come right to the fore in commemorating the 8th Division. They have a very fine Avenue in the town, the original idea coming from our late friend NX68185 - Pte. Thomas Arthur (Tom) BOWDEN - BHQ, Band.

The Avenue perpetuates the memory of the 8th Division, each tree bearing the name of a local resident who gave his life whilst on Service with the Division. Black Jack Galleghan attended a reunion in Gunnedah in 1959, one of the principal ceremonies being the opening of the Gunnedah Memorial Swimming Pool. At the presentation ceremony Black Jack was presented with a bouquet of flowers by the daughter of Tom Bowden.

Gunnedah War Memorials (from Register of War Memorials in New South Wales web site)

Gunnedah War Memorials (from War Memorials in Australia web site)

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(Source: Register of War Memorials in New South Wales, War Memorials in Australia, Makan No.136 - Aug/Sept, 1959)

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Last updated 02/12/2012