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r Memorial Unveiled

HONOURING AIRCRASH VICTIMS CEREMONY AT CLACKLINE

Clackline, Dec. 18.— A memorial erected by local residents to Fly ing-Officer L. V. Birt and Sergeants K. Hugo, N. Nixon and G. Deben ham, who lost their lives in an air craft accident on October 9, was unveiled on a farm at Mokine last

Sunday. The memorial is in the form of a cairn of rocks surmount ed by polished jarrah, engraved and constructed by members of the Australian army. The dedication csremony was conducted by Senior Chaplain Lieut.-Colonel Elvey. In an address he paid a tribute to the fore thought of residents in perpetuat ing the memory of the four dead airmen. After the ceremony wreaths were laid on the memorial by parents of the deceased, mem bers of the fighting forces, and children of the Clackline State School. A guard of honour was provided by members of the R.A.A.F. and V.D.C.

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