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St Andrews Kirk Honour Roll
St Andrews Kirk Honour Roll

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A wooden honour roll commemorates those connected with the church who served in World War One.

St. Andrew’s Kirk was last night the scene of an interesting and impressive ceremony—the unveiling of the Kirk board of honor perpetuating the memory of no fewer than 245 men of the Kirk who fought in the Great War, and 59 of whom made the supreme sacrifice. The Kirk was crowded to excess, and chairs had to be found for many who could not be otherwise accommodated. The choir, augmented, and led by the City of Ballarat Band under Mr Percy Code, rendered special music during the service. Mr A. G. Gibson sang Mendelssohn’s “Be thou faithful unto death" - while the anthem was “The souls of the righteous,” composed by the organist, Mr W. Boustead.  Kipling’s “Recessional’’ was also sung, while, after the unveiling the “Last Post” was sounded by Mr Percy Code, and the National Anthem was sung. As a recessional, the City Band played a march. The honor board, one of the largest and most ornate yet installed was temporarily placed near the choir, and the unveiling ceremony was performed by Brigadier-General H.E. Elliott C.B., C.M.G., D.S.C., D.C.M., himself an old Ballarat boy. 
Ballarat Star (Vic), 8 November 1920.

Location

Address:Sturt & Dawson Streets, St. Andrews Church, Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.560977
Long: 143.852969
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 7th November, 1920
Front Inscription

St. Andrews Kirk
1914         1919

Roll of Honour

For God King & Country

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Source: MA
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