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Pleystowe & District Patriotic & Welfare Committee Honour Roll commemorates those who served in World War Two. 

The Honour Board was originally located in the Pleystowe School of Arts Hall in the grounds of Pleystowe Sugar Mill.  The School of Arts hall was demolished in 2001. The Board was restored in 2005 and now holds a place of honour in the offices of Mackay Sugar at Pleystowe Mill. The acronym P.K.C. Inc. stands for the Pleystowe Knitting Circle Incorporated. These were a group of local women, mothers wives, daughters etc. on which the Pleystowe Patriotic and Welfare Committee was formed in 1943. The Committee arranged for the honour board as well as the planting of nine trees for the Pleystowe Memorial Avenue.

The Pleystowe Mill ceased operations in 2008.

On Anzac afternoon at 3.30 p.m. a solemn dedication of trees and the unveiling of the district Honor Board took place at Pleystowe. A large assemblage was present. Mr. W. H. Lenahan, chairman of the Pleystowe Patriotic Committee, presided. The speaker observed that they had gathered together to pay homage to the gallant boys who had left their midst and had paid the supreme sacrifice. He eulogised the splendid work the committee (both patriotic and knitting circle) had done for the objectives. He called on Captain Walker (Salvation Army) to lead the service. After the opening hymn Captain Walker said on this day we recalled those who died at Gallipoli and other war centres.  Captain Walker then dedicated nine trees to the memory of the men who had died as a result of war service.

The trees were planted on the main highway and enclosed with a neatly painted fence. Mr. G. Roberts (a returned soldier of the Second World War) laid wreaths on every tree, and Pipe Major P. Gibson played the well known Scottish lament, "The flowers of the forest," whilst the people stood with bowed heads. Captain Walker then called upon Mr. F. D. Graham, MLA, to unveil an honor board dedicated to the men of Pleystowe district. Mr. M. Bowman, thanking the assemblage, said it was a historical day for Pleystowe. He said the board was a fitting memorial to the brave.
Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld),  29 April 1948.


Address:Mackay-Eungella Road, Pleystowe Mill Office, Pleystowe, 4741
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.144267
Long: 149.038058
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Manufacturer:Charles Porter and Sons


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th April, 1948
Source: MHS,QWMR, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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