A new roll of honour memorial was unveiled in Tapanui yesterday.

The memorial is located at the end of the West Otago RSA building.

RSA president Colin McDonald said there was a need to have an easily accessible memorial because the rolls of honour for the two world wars and the South African war were in the town’s community centre.

If the community centre was not open, visitors to the town were not able to see the rolls of honour.

Memorial. . . West Otago RSA president Colin McDonald and RSA club president Bruce Dickison admire the new rolls of honour that have been installed at the Bushyhill St end of the RSA clubrooms. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

The rolls contain the names of Tapanui and Conical Hill residents who served their country and were copied off the original in the community centre.

The Flugel Minenwerfer trench mortar gun had been moved to one side so there was room for the memorial and a new garden had been established beside the memorial.

There had been positive feedback about the project.

‘‘Everybody’s very happy.’’

Sadie Lietze (99), who was part of the Land Army during World War 2, unveiled the memorial after the town’s Anzac Day service.

The memorial cost about $18,000 and the group was grateful to the support of businesses which gave money.