Camden Remembers
Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park
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      WWI Certificate presented by the Residents of Menangle

From WWI onwards recruits in many shires and towns in Australia were honoured by local government authorities and communities. A common form of recognition was the Award of Honour Certificates which expressed the community's thanks to the volunteer for enlisting.

Typical of the imagery and wording of the many differently designed certificates that were produced are seen in the two examples here.

This one includes a photograph of Trooper Christopher George Starkey and says:

Honour the Brave
Presented to Trooper C. G. Starkey
by the Residents of Menangle
in grateful appreciation of his services for
King and Country in the Great War, which
commenced on 4th August 1914
Signed on behalf of the Residents
Macarthur Onslow President
Frank V Vaness Secretary
October 1918
He answered his Country's call.

(Copy of Certificate courtesy of Trooper Starkey's grandson Chris Starkey)
      WWII Honour Certificate presented by St. Johns Church

This WWII Certificate says:

Presented to NX32715 Sergeant Jack N Dunk by the parishioners of St. John's Church Camden as a record of their appreciation of services rendered with the fighting forces of the Empire in the World War 1939-1945.
It is dated 25th June 1946 and signed by Rector A H Kirk.

(Copy of Certificate courtesy of Sergeant Dunk's daughter Mrs Joy Rielly)

                   Trooper Edward Huer Display

Many of the soldiers in the Boer War were awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal. The clasps on the medal represent each campaign in which they took part.

Trooper Edward Huer was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with five clasps for his service in the War. His medal is on display at Camden Museum with a photo of him with his wife Matilda.