Another GGS treasure from the School Archives

A simple cross made from scrap metal to commemorate a lost friend is now a precious historical artefact.

Trooper Kenneth Ronald (GGS’13) of the 6th Light Horse was killed in action on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 12 July 1915. To mark his final resting place at Shell Green, Corporal D. Livingstone fashioned a memorial cross from the copper boiler of the torpedoed warship Triumph, fastening it to a heavy stone with nails taken from a wrecked lifeboat. It is recorded that the cross was one of only two left intact at war’s end, after which it was removed and presented to Trooper Ronald’s family. It was subsequently given as a gift to Geelong Grammar School.