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05-September-2014
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An honour roll commemorates those from the district who enlisted in World War One.

The Honour Roll was unveiled on the 17th February 1917 in the Shire Office at Landsborough by Mr H.F.Walker M.L.A in front of an assembly of 80 persons mainly female. Sergeant Major Busby, a Recruiting Officer, made an impassioned speech at the unveiling calling for more volunteers as the army was desperately short of men. He implored the crowd to not forget those who hade made sacrifices for their freedom and that this was a war the Empire must win. He also wanted all the young ladies to join the "khaki league" which had only one rule, that they would not been seen with a young man who had not tried to don the khaki. He asked mothers to back them up and asked all present to form into line with the Recruiting Committee who knew no politics or religion but only wanted men.
Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld), 23rd February 1917.

Location

Address:19 West Terrace, Caloundra RSL Services Club, Caloundra, 4551
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.799925
Long: 153.120775
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
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th February, 1917
Front Inscription

SHIRE of LANDSBOROUGH
ROLL of HONOUR
[ 1914 ]  THE GREAT WAR  [ 1919 ]

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FOR KING AND COUNTRY

Source: MA,QWMR
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