Photo/postcard: Opening of Lithgow Memorial

Accession Number P04907.006
Collection type Photograph
Object type Photograph
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Lithgow
Date made 2 April 1921
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Ceremony at the Lithgow War Memorial. General Ryrie attended to unveil the relics captured by the 20th Battalion. A wreath was laid by a mother, Mrs Callaghan, who had lost three sons all killed during the First World War: Stanley Owen James Callaghan, Walter Leslie James Callaghan, and Horace William James Callaghan. Mrs Callaghan drew aside a flag which veiled an additional panel of names added to the memorial for the same event.