Colo Vale war memorial online

REMEMBERED: Children at the opening of the new Colo Vale memorial, which honours the contributions of Colo Vale locals in WWI, WWII and the Vietnam War, in April last year. Photo: Southern Highland News

REMEMBERED: Children at the opening of the new Colo Vale memorial, which honours the contributions of Colo Vale locals in WWI, WWII and the Vietnam War, in April last year. Photo: Southern Highland News

A RETURNED Vietnam veteran has helped the Colo Vale memorial be immortalised forever.

One of Ron McIntosh’s hobbies is researching war memorials, and when the Colo Vale memorial was completed, it sparked a new project.

Mr McIntosh decided to immortalise the names on the memorial on the national Register of War Memorials.

“I feel that I’ve become a member of the Colo Vale Community after reading all the individual War Service records at the National Archives and the Australian War Memorial, and feel very honoured to be a small part of the history behind the area,” he said. 

“There are many stories that can be told about the veterans listed and I hope I’ve achieved some history behind some of their names.”

Mr McIntosh is currently working on three more memorials to add to the list.

For more information on the Colo Vale war memorial and its listed veterans, visit http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw.gov.au/content/colo-vale-s-community-centre-war-memorial

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