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04-November-2017
04-November-2017

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The wooden honour roll commemorates fomer pupils of the school who served in World War One.

A deeply impressive address was delivered on Sunday morning by His Grace Dr. Sharp, Archbishop-elect of Brisbane, at the consecration of a chapel erected by the Southport Church of England Boys' Grammar School in honour of its old boys and scholars who had participated in the Great War.  The new chapel is of Gothic design, and has cost £8000. It stands on tho summit of the rise on the school's sports ground, and will eventually form one side of a great, quadrangle when the present school buildings are replaced by stone structures. One hundred feet long and 30ft wide, the building is 40ft. high from the floor to the apex of the roof. The seats are arranged in three tiers, and are placed longitudinally, thus resembling old English colleges. The altar steps rise directly from the main floor, and at the west end there is an organ gallery, below which is a handsome gallery of Queensland oak. An honour board has been erected on the western wall, and in the centre panel the names of those who made the supreme sacrifice appear. The side panels contain the names of those who enlisted. A marble slab occupies the centre of the floor, and it sets out the date and purpose of dedication. Christ's ascension is depicted in stained glass windows situated above the altar, whilst one of the side windows is a tribute to fallen Southportonians from St. Hilda's Church of England Girls' Grammar School. Many of the interior fittings have been donated by parents in honour of their sons.
Daily Mail (Brisbane), 15 November 1921. 

 

 

 

Location

Address:2 Winchester Street, St Alban`s Chapel, The Southport School, Southport, 4215
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.986552
Long: 153.414328
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:Sunday 13th November, 1921
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Source: MA
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