Artwork honours veteran

THREE-PIECE TRIBUTE: Mount Gambier Community RSL president Bob Sandow holds a poppy painting with Vicki Axleby and Brooke Axleby Young. Vicki created the artwork in memory of her deceased father Robert Axleby and was joined by his granddaughter Brooke in donating it to the RSL.

A STRIKING three-piece painting of a poppy has been donated to the Mount Gambier Community Returned and Services League by the daughter of a former Australian army serviceman who passed away recently.

Vicki Axleby, daughter of Robert “Bob” Axleby, 84, who passed away in December last year told The Border Watch her father served in the army in 1951 and she wanted to honour his life and service with a painting.

“Anzac Day was coming up and


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