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Tribute service

Saturday, 18th April, 2015

RSL past president and West Football Club stalwart John Bacich will unveil a list of Railwaytown men who gave their lives in the first World War. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel RSL past president and West Football Club stalwart John Bacich will unveil a list of Railwaytown men who gave their lives in the first World War. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

The West Football Club and greater public will tomorrow pay tribute to the brave men of Railwaytown who lost their lives in the first World War.

The club and a dedicated band of volunteers have erected a stone and plaque in See Memorial Park (West Football Club grounds) dedicated to the 44 men who died between 1914 and 1918.

Local RSL branch past president John Bacich said the project had come to fruition thanks to generous donations of materials and labour from Gary Radford, John Bircher, Adrian Dalby, Mick Nelson, Maurice Kerrins, Dave Bearman and others.

John’s wife and RSL treasurer Pat also put in a massive amount of work, undertaking over four months of research to ensure everyone was included on the plaque.

“Without the help of everyone who contributed this never would have eventuated,” said John.

The plaque will be unveiled by Pat and Mayor Wincen Cuy tomorrow at 11am during a service hosted by Andrew Schmidt.

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