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National Servicemen’s Association to hold dedication day in Broulee - Feb 18th


The Eurobodalla and Far South Coast National Servicemen’s Association invite members, partners and friends to the Broulee Memorial Gardens where a service will be conducted and names of recently deceased members added to the memorial stone.

The dedication will take place on Saturday February 18 commencing at 11.00 am.

The names of past members being inscribes are M.M. Deaton, W. Snodgrass, T.K. Gosling,

A.S. Ford, A.G. Hazlett, J.G. Durrand, R.S.Tassell and J.G. Melton.

Family members will have the opportunity to lay wreaths if they so wish.

This memorial site has been established at Broulee Memorial Gardens where names of deceased National Servicemen from the South Coast can be inscribed.

In the first National Service Scheme between 1951 and 1959 all young men aged 18 were called up for training in the Army, Air force and Navy. A total of 227,000 served in this period. The second scheme was introduced in 1965 and in the period to December 1972 a total of 63,735 were incorporated into two years full time service in the regular army. Of this number 15,381 served in Vietnam and the remainder served in support units in Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Borneo.

They formed just under half the Army's strength in Vietnam. 212 National Servicemen died on active service.

Guests are invited to a light luncheon following the service and it would be appreciated if those attending could advise the secretary on 4472 1619 or email for catering purposes.

Above: National Servicemen's dedication site at Broulee Memorial Gardens

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