War Memorial Signs in recognition & remembrance

The centenary of the First World War – 2014 to 2018 – has seen several commissions for war memorial signs. At the heart of the war memorial signage is a recognition and remembrance of those who served and those who died during their service. Their names and their stories live on. Walli War Memorial Sign The Walli Hall was originally built in 1923 at Walli as a memorial to the servicemen and women of the district and to serve as a social hub for the community. The hall was later moved to the village of Woodstock in 1956. It was moved once again in 1982 to the Woodstock showground where it now serves as the main pavilion on show day. The signage project was progressed by the Walli Memorial Trust as part of a heritage grant project that Council partly funded. Sister Janet (Jenny) Kerr War Memorial Sign The Jenny Kerr war memorial sign was commissioned in remembrance of the Australian nurses who devoted themselves to the care of others in the harshest of conditions. Local of Woodstock NSW, Sister Janet Kerr, was massacred on Banka Island during WW2. This sign is installed in the Jenny Kerr Memorial Park at Woodstock. Date: March 2015 Service: Research, write content, graphic design Specs: 1 sign 1000mm wide x 600mm high Client: Cowra Council Sister Kerr was evacuated by ship from Singapore along with 65 other nurses on 12 February 1942. The ship (Vyner Brook) was attacked on 14 February 1942 in the Banka Strait and sank within half an hour. While all … Continue reading War Memorial Signs in recognition & remembrance