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29-September-2016
29-September-2016

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A photographic honour roll commemorates former pupils of the school who served in World War One.

A large gathering of parents and children assembled at the Tatong State school on Friday afternoon last to take part in the unveiling of the school Honor Board. The building was artistically and effectively decorated with bunting, which gave a military aud loyal tone to the whole proceedings. After the singing of the National Anthem, the chairman of the School Committee (Mr. T. M'Auley) in a few words spoke of the objects of the gathering. A short programme was then gone through, consisting of recitations and songs from the school children, and also a recitation from Miss E. Archer. The Honor Roll was then unveiled by Mr. F. J. Green (inspector of schools), who in very appropriate words spoke of the brave deeds of our boys, and emphasised the need for the children to hold before them the honorable example of thc soldiers as a precious thing. The names of the twelve lads who at some past date were scholars of the school were then read out, and the children rose and sang the Recessional. Cr. T. F. Harrison spoke of the glorious deeds of the returned lads, and feelingly referred to the two boys who fell while nobly doing their duty. Messrs. D. Coghill and A. Harrison also spoke befittingly of the lads whose names appeared on the board, and passed a vote of thanks to those who had so ably assisted. The gathering terminated after all had participated in a cup of tea, which was enjoyed most heartily. 
Benalla Standard (Vic), 19 October 1920.

 

Location

Address:Tiger Hill Road, Tatong Memorial Hall, Tatong, 3673
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.730721
Long: 146.109217
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

Front Inscription

ROLL of HONOR

[ Names & Photographs ]

1914               1918

Source: MA
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