ANZAC COMMEMORATIVE ROSES
Romsey businesses are as generous as ever, and Michael Garnett would like to extend a big THANK-YOU to the following who donated towards the Romsey ANZAC Rose Garden that was planted out recently by the Shire:
Romsey Hotel, Verdure, Old Mates, Bob Forbes Auto, Ray White Real Estate, Australia Post (Romsey), IGA, AMCAL Chemist, Romsey Engineering Services, Romsey Mechanical Services, O’Deas Auto Spares, Romsey Collision Centre, Lifeline Medicals, James Kelleher Lawyers, Chess Property Consultants, Romsey Thrifty Links, Romsey Veterinary Surgery
These beautiful dark red roses commemorate those from the Romsey Shire who enlisted for the Great War one hundred years ago, and especially the 47 who paid the supreme sacrifice, whose names are:
H Biggs; K Bolitho; T Bolitho; H Bowen; J Brady; G Brodie; D Brumley; C Cameron; A Cook; Harvey Cook; FP Crow; AV Gilchrist; H Golding; WH Grady; T Greenwell; C Hanson; P Hoare; H Hudson; CS James; HW Johnson; JW Kyle; WH Lamb; J Lauder; J McCloskey; S McCrimmon; D McKenzie; G McPherson; D McQueen; J McWilliam; SA McWilliam; F Matthews; S Matthews; F Munns; T Nesbitt; T O’Connor; J O’Meara; L Park; D Pollard; MS Price; J Rule; T Sexton; H Seymour; Bert Smith; H Staley; V Sutcliffe; J van Prooyen; F Webb.
If funds become available, it is proposed to incorporate a metal or concrete plaque portraying the unique Romsey Tribute Medal (see below) that was awarded to all members of the Romsey Shire who enlisted during the Great War.