The Anzac Gates in Tamworth were finally repaired on Wednesday, just in time for the Anzac Day Dawn Service in two weeks time.
A specialist stonemason from Sydney's Rookwood Cemetery repairing the damage caused by a vandal, or vandals, just days before last year's Anzac Day service.
The stonemason used a clear acrylic to fill in the impact marks of what police believe was likely a battery-operated impact drill used to attack the honour roll on the gates.
Last November the Sandakan Memorial adjacent the Anzac Gates was also vandalised, with the Tamworth RSL sub-branch suspecting the same vandal carried out both attacks.
Recently Tamworth Regional Council applied for a $10,000 Veterans Affairs grant on behalf of the Tamworth RSL sub-branch for the repairs to the gates, with the remaining $7000 of the grant earmarked to be used on maintenance and repairs of other memorials, including the bronze Sandakan scale replica.