Mount Barker Courier_ unveiling of memorial
The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA : 1880 - 1954) Thursday 29 April 1948 p 8 Article
Sergeant Colbey, Messrs. Warwick, Geoff and Stair Colbey, also their wives and sister, Jean, visited Gumeracha during the week-end, and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Colbey.
A very beautiful window, placed as a memorial to Robert Colbey, Howard Cornish, Colin Hanna and Eldred Quinn, all of whom had been associated with the Methodist Church, prior to paying the supreme sacrifice in World War II, was unveiled in the presence of relatives and friends on Sunday morning by the Rev. David son, of Adelaide. The window, which has been placed in entrance porch, is a very fitting tribute, and will at all times be a source of inspiration and pride, not only to the people whose subscriptions have made it possible, but also to the bereaved families.
The unveiling was carried out with solemnity and dignity, and those at tending entered the beautifully decorated church for divine worship. The presiding minister, Rev. Timberlake, read an appropriate lesson, and a very inspiring and helpful address was given by the Rev. Davidson. The choir under the baton of Mrs. K. Symonds, rendered suitable anthems, Mrs. M. Hanna presided at the organ. During the evening the porch of the church was illuminated for the benefit of people who had not been able to attend the unveiling.
Submitted 6 February 2019
by Virtual Australia