Carnamah War Memorial

The Carnamah War Memorial was erected in 1929 by the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers' League, who financed the memorial through public subscriptions.

The memorial is located between the railway line and the intersection of Yarra and Macpherson Streets. It was erected in front of the Carnamah railway station to record the names of men from Carnamah who died in the First World War, and later those form Carnamah and Coorow who perished during the Second World War.
Anzac Day March

Anzac Day March to the War Memorial in 1929

Anzac Day Service

Anzac Day Service at the War Memorial in the 1930s

From The Listening Post, Friday 28 June 1929:

"Carnamah was a very thinly populated and little known place when war was declared in 1914, but it sent 24 men to the war, seven of whom made the supreme sacrifice. Last Anzac Day a granite memorial to these heroes was unveiled by the Hon. J. M. Drew, M.L.C., who was assisted at the service by the local clergy, Mr Cliff Sadlier, V.C., and Major G. K. Ryder, the president of the Carnamah sub-branch.

The memorial cost over £200, the amount being obtained by public subscription. It stands in the open space in front of the station, where suitable surroundings will shortly be created, and is so placed that no person entering Carnamah via the main road can fail to see it. It was the work of the R. S. Monumental Co. of Karrakatta."
Carnamah War Memorial

In Honour of Those From This District
Who Fell In The Great War

1914 – 1918
E. Kennedy, Jim Keenan, W. Regan, Alick MacLean, Edward Statham, Sydney Brooks, Aeneas Murray.

1939 – 1945
Bernie O'Hara, Spanner Spencer, Ken Lally, Maurie Plunkett, George McGowan, Jim Morcombe, Keith Morcombe, Bill Clark, Ivan Johnson, James Murphy.

Their Name Liveth For Evermore

Carnamah War Memorial