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St Brendan`s Church Memorial commemorates those from the parish who served in World War One. 

Some time ago a meeting of the Catholic congregation of Ganmain was held for the purpose of considering in what manner the Catholic people could perpetuate the memory of all the Catholic young men of the parish who had fought in the great world war. After due consideration, it was eventually decided to erect a war shrine, and the matter was taken up with such enthusiasm that a contract was let for the work, and Sunday week saw the blessing and unveiling of the shrine. The ceremony was performed by his Lordship Dr. Dwyer (Bishop of Wagga) in the presence of a large congregation. Visitors were present from Wagga, Marrar, Coolamon, Matong and the surrounding districts. The Catholic people of Ganmain are to be congratulated on the erection of what we believe to be the first war shrine by any Catholic community in the State.
Freeman's Journal (Sydney),  2 January 1919.


Address:45 Langham Street, St Brendan`s Church, Ganmain, 2702
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.796851
Long: 147.042558
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:Bailey & Baumer


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th December, 1918
Front Inscription

        In Honour Of Our
To Perpetuate The Memory
Of The Members Of
St Brendan`s Congregation
Who Joined The A.I.F. For
Service In The Great World War
         1914 – 1918.

"Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us"

Left Side Inscription
Right Side Inscription
Source: NRWM, MA
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