Tuesday March 27, 2012

Upcoming Centenary of the Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club

Club Members between the Wars some still wearing vestiges of their WW1 uniforms

On March 27th 1915, the Inaugural General Meeting of the Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club was held and the “Rifle and Training Corps” called for by the citizens of Mosman and Neutral Bay was born.

In the fervour of the early days of WW1, over 700 Mosman and Neutral Bay men joined the Rifle Club, and from those members who received their initial military training with the Club, more than 240 enlisted in the armed forces with 16 of those losing their lives in the conflict.

In the years following the war, the Club was able to continue with many members who had found comradeship within the Club and through their training finding that target shooting was a highly competitive sport they enjoyed. In a few short years the Club’s successes began to mount and today the Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club enjoys a formidable reputation throughout Australia and the Commonwealth with many members having represented both their State and Australia in Competition.

In March of 2015, the Club will celebrate its 100th Anniversary.

The Club are calling on past members and descendants of members who would be interested in joining in celebration, to forward their contact details for a mailing list from which they can keep people advised of 100th Anniversary events.

Leaflet: Upcoming Centenary Of Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club (PDF)

If you were a member in the past or know someone in your family or a friend who was a member please contact Gary Somerville by email or phone 0419 142 653.

Visit the Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club webpage at mosmanneutralbayrifleclub.com

Mosman Library holds a number of the Club’s documents including a written history of the Club that may be viewed in the Local Studies Area.

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