Auburn, Clare and Districts RSL applies for grants

Auburn, Clare and Districts RSL has applied for a grant to repair the WWII plaques along the Main North Road, south of Clare Primary School.

As part of this work it is intended to replace the sign for Private Cyril Pawelski, which was stolen about 20 years ago.

Pte Pawelski died of typhoid fever in Palestine while on active service.

Clare Regional History Group’s Helen Perry said it was proving difficult to find a mason or metalworker who could make a replacement.

The plaque is made of copper, with the edging and name in brass.

The sign measures 15 inches by 3 inches (38.1 x 7.62 cms).

“Our History Group is assisting the RSL with all research and would be grateful for any suggestions as to manufacturers,” Ms Perry said. 

If anyone is aware of the location of the missing plaque please arrange its prompt and anonymous return via the Clare Library returns chute.

If you haven’t been for a walk along Main North Road just south of the Clare Primary School, it is urged you do so. 

Under the trees growing along the road is a plaque for each soldier.