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Three years ago on Armistice Day on November 11, 2018 crowds gathered at the Barkers Creek Cricket Club ground for the unveiling of the memorial to Walter Peeler VC. The Harcourt Heritage Centre led the arrangements for this important ceremony which recognised Peeler, a
local hero who served in both World Wars.
Dr Geoff Courtis, cricket tragic and a long-time member of the club said, ‘My interest was piqued when I learnt that we had such a distinguished serviceman at the club. We didn’t know much about Walter Peeler or the service given by so many who were members at the Barkers Creek Cricket Club at the time of World War One. We were fortunate to secure a grant from Veteran’s Affairs and I set about exploring the records of service of our cricketers. Once I secured the grant, I discussed it with my friend, Bryon Cunningham who has an interest in military history. Bryon has set up displays at the War Museum in Canberra and was able to advise on the artistic layout of the five display panels that have been developed for this project. I also headed to the Harcourt Heritage Centre to discuss the project with George Milford and Diana Cork.’
Now, three years later, on November 11, the club is holding a special event to honour those men who served in World War One.