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Ensay-Swifts Creek RSL sub-branch has received a second grant to expand its commemorative display near the World War One memorial at Reedy Flat.

The sub-branch successfully applied for funding last year under the Armistice Centenary Grant Program to erect an information board next to the memorial in Hammonds Road.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, who is also the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac, this week announced the RSL sub-branch would receive almost $10,000 under the same program.

“The communities of Ensay and Swifts Creek are honouring the memory of the 33 locals who fought during World War One, including nine who lost their lives,” Mr Chester said.

“This funding will go towards a second information board on the opposite side of the memorial where visitors will be able to learn more about this region’s involvement in the Great War.

“These information boards will become permanent records of the sacrifice this community made during the war and will help to bring to life local stories of courage and suffering.

“As the years continue to pass, I hope these wartime stories will remain vivid and help visitors to understand the impact the war had on this community.”

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