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29-February-2016
29-February-2016

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A wooden honour roll commemorates past scholars and teachers who served in World War One, World War Two and Vietnam.  The roll was originally unveiled in 1918 in memory of those who served in World War One. The names of those who served in later conflicts were added at a later date. 

Thursday afternoon was a holiday at Gormandale, for the purpose of honoring the local lads who enlisted for the service of the Empire. The committees of the two schools, Gormandale East and Gormandale, combined for the purpose of unveiling the honor boards of the two schools. The honor list of the Gormandale school contains 45 names of old scholars who enlisted, and two teachers, and of these six have been killed; and it is remarkable that three of these were members of the Morley family. Eight old scholars were rejected. The list of the Gormandale East school has 11 names of old scholars and two teachers. The latter are Major Nicholas and Lieut. B. Nicholas, and both were killed. The Honor Boards are very fine, and apart from their significance they will be an ornament to the respective schools. Both were made by Cox's of Melbourne . Naturally, there was a very large gathering of residents, as the afternoon was fine and pleasant. The important function took place in the hall, but very many had to be content with listening to the addresses from outside.
Traralgon Record (Traralgon, Vic), 26 November 1918. 

Location

Address:Gormandale - Stradbroke Road, Gormandale & District Primary School, Gormandale, 3873
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.294165
Long: 146.703954
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
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Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 21st November, 1918
Front Inscription

GREAT EUROPEAN WAR

1914 ROLL OF HONOR 1918

Past Scholars of Gormandale East S.S. No. 2877
Who Enlisted for Active Service Abroad.

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Teachers

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1939 –  45

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Vietnam War

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Source: MA
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