The Sale Cenotaph commemorates those who served from the region in World War I and World War II. It is located in the forecourt of the Sale Memorial Hall – the location of VAFHO Sale Expo.
If you find a name on the Cenotaph and would like more details, visit the Wellington Shire Heritage Network stand at the Expo. They will have their WSHN ANZAC Database for the WWI enlistments which they will check for you.
They also have a copy of the out-of-print and difficult-to-find book Fear not that Ye have died for Naught : A history of the Sale War Memorial Fallen 1899-1945, by Ross Jackson, Gary McCulloch and David Thewlis, 1997.
The Cenotaph hasn’t always been in the forecourt. It was relocated from its original position at the intersection of Raymond and Foster Streets as shown in this image from the State Library collection (H32492/5054).
During your visit to Sale why don’t you also visit the Boer War Memorial. It can be found near the intersection of Foster and York Streets – where the Princes Highway makes a turn at the roundabout. Read about this beautiful memorial fountain commemorating locals who served in the Boer War. Take a note of any family names and visit the Wellington Shire Heritage Network stand at the Expo for more details.
Submitted by Linda Barraclough for Wellington Shire Heritage Network and Gippsland Local History Books : exhibitors at the VAFHO Family History Expo, Sale, 21 April 2018.