Memorial plaque to the 4th Machine Gun Battalion later laid in a church in Ypres. The plaque was ...

Accession Number P12731.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Toned black & white print
Maker Kerr Bros
Date made c 1953
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Memorial plaque to the 4th Machine Gun Battalion later laid in a church in Ypres. The plaque was laid in the St George's Memorial Church in Ypres on 28 June 1953 by Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Herring (who had led the Australian contingent to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II). Robert Casley Normand, a former member of the unit was in the party in attendance. The plaque was cast in Melbourne following a decision by surviving members of their unit that a permanent memorial should be erected in remembrance of their fallen comrades. The last line on the plaque is from the concluding lines of Psalm LXXII 14: "He shall deliver their souls from falsehood and wrong, and dear shall be their blood in His sight."