Governor to unveil war memorial at Wandearah

ROLE: Governor Hieu Van Le will be a special guest at Wandearah Cemetery.

ROLE: Governor Hieu Van Le will be a special guest at Wandearah Cemetery.

A special guest will step on to the dusty Broughton Plains on Sunday to open a memorial to nine soldiers.

Governor Hieu Van Le and his wife, Lan, will attend the ceremony at the upgraded Soldiers’ Memorial at 2pm at the Wandearah Cemetery.

The ceremony will be conducted by the Broughton Plains Heritage Society with Mr Le taking part in the unveiling of the memorial and wreath-laying.

The memorial, featuring black granite and gold lettering, is a tribute to four World War I soldiers and five World War II servicemen.

The memorial has been modernised, thanks to local and federal funding. 

Society president Jack Keain said members were thrilled that the Governor would be at the event.

“It is great that he is coming to rural South Australia because Wandearah cemetery in the middle of nowhere,” he said,.

“It is good that country people are getting a bit of a look-in. To have his Excellency here is a real privilege for us.”