World War 1 Artillery Gun Unveiling

Sunday 16 September, 2018
Murray Bridge RSL
Murray Bridge

A WW1 artillery gun was bequeathed to the community of Murray Bridge in 1920 by the British Commonwealth, as a thank you for the communities support during the war.

Sadly, the gun languished in Diamond Park for 98 years, where it fell into a state of repair, rusting and deteriorating out in the open.

The RSL lobbied council to allow them to restore the gun, and after many months of research and hard work by the RSL and the Murraylands Men’s Shed, the project is nearing completion, with 2 newly made wheels being fitted in coming weeks.

The ceremony will be supported by a Catafalque Party and bugler from the 10th/27th Battalion, Royal South Australia Regiment, the descendants of the soldiers who captured the gun in Belgium in 1918.

The service will be held on Sunday 16th September and will commence at 1100 hrs.  The gun will be unveiled by the Mayor of the Rural City of Murray Bridge, the Honourable Brenton Lewis, and a senior officer from the 10th/27th Battalion RSAR.

All members of the community are invited to attend the unveiling.