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18-September-2015
18-September-2015
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A brass honour roll commemorates those from the district who served in World War One. The roll was originally unveiled in 1917.

The little settlement of Humpybong has given 56 of its young men to serve in the cause of Empire. Of that number six have made the supreme sacrifice, and if conscription came into force today it is improbable that more than three or four eligible young men could be found to come within the scope of the proposed scheme. These remarkable facts were brought out at a function held at the Humpybong State School yesterday, when a handsome honor board was unveiled by Mr. James Forsyth, M.L.A. The local Progress Association arranged the ceremony, the president (Mr. Ashmole) and the secretary (Mr. Rawlinson), in addition to Mr. Forsyth, offering their tributes to the heroes who had enlisted. The honor roll, which cost between £35 and £40, was subscribed wholly by the residents of the district. It is a handsome embossed bronze tablet, mounted upon marble, and the names of all the young men who have enlisted from Humpybong are inscribed upon it. The local school children assembled in full force at the school, and there was a large attendance of the parents. The children, under the leadership of the schoolmaster (Mr. Stapleton) rendered a number of patriotic songs.
Daily Mail (Brisbane), 24 November 1917.

Location

Address:Irene Street, Redcliffe R.S.L. , Redcliffe, 4020
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.225258
Long: 153.113538
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 23rd November, 1917
Front Inscription

1914  ROLL of HONOR 1919

           HUMPYBONG

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Source: MA
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