Boolaroo Roll of HonourPrint Page
The Roll of Honour consists of individual photos commemorating those from the district who enlisted in World War One. The Honour Roll was originally unveiled in December 1916 with an additional photos being added at a later date.
The Boolaroo Soldiers' Reception Committee met on Wednesday evening to discuss matters relative to the unveiling of the roll of honour. The roll has been held open for some months waiting for photographs of the district volunteers, of whom there are between 130 and 140. To date the committee has only received 95 out of 100 required to fill the first panels. The committee decided that the roll should be closed, and the unveiling ceremony will take place shortly.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 14 October 1916.
Note: The Speers Point RSL was sold in November 2014. It is understood the Five Islands Recreation Club, owned by the RSL club, and parking lot will be demolished by the buyer. The club went into voluntary administration after losing a court battle with Boolaroo-Speers Point RSL Sub Branch over land used for car parking. The Speers Point RSL Club and the Boolaroo-Speers Point RSL Sub Branch are separate entities. The club was in dispute with the RSL sub branch over a land title.
The location of the Honour Roll is unknown. The Honour Roll may be held by the Boolaroo- Speers Point RSL Sub Branch whose address is listed as 24 Main Road Boolaroo.
|Address:||189 Main Road, Speers Point RSL, Speers Point, 2284|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.964098|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Honour Roll|
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 14th December, 1916|
LEST WE FORGET
ROLL OF HONOUR.
W.J. Oswald President
MEN of BOOLAROO & DISTRICT
Who Enlisted To Fight For The Empire, In The Great War.
(Photos & names)