Funding for honour roll at Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall

The opening of the Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall in 1924. File photo.
The opening of the Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall in 1924. File photo.

The Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall Honour Roll is set receive $2,040 in government funding to rewire lighting, replace poppy light displays and install new batten holders and wall sconces.

Woodstock joins Trungley Hall War Memorial and the Coolamon Cenotaph in receiving the funding from the NSW Government's Community War Memorials Fund to help preserve them for future generations.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the three deserving local memorials would be undergoing repairs and restorations.

"Our local war memorials are the stand-in for known and unknown graves scattered across the globe, and are places where our communities can reflect on the service and sacrifice of our veterans," Ms Cooke said.

"These places of pride for the Woodstock, Coolamon and Trungley communities reflect the tremendous contribution many of our small communities have made, and continue to make, to the nation."

The Trungley Hall War Memorial has been awarded $2,800 to remove and replace the concrete slab at the base of the war memorial gates.

The Coolamon Cenotaph will undergo minor repairs to the structure and panels with a $3,000 grant.

This funding will be used to clean and conserve the current name panels and add new name panels for post-Vietnam conflicts.

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

For more information visit www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/