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The Honour Roll commemorates those from the district who served in World War Two. The roll acknowledges the World War One service of three names on the roll. 

On Saturday, 23rd October, over 150 visitors gathered at the Evansford Community Centre for a reunion of past pupils, teachers and their families from the Burnbank, Caralulup and Evansford Schools, all of which are now closed. The oldest former students who attended were Violet Severino and George Severino, both in their 90s, from the Evansford Primary School, and Russell Gallagher and Brenda Flynn (nee Gallagher), both in their 60s, from the Burnbank Primary School.

Among the official guests were Cr. David Bailey, President of the Pyrenees Shire; Cr. David Clark, Landcare representative; Stephen Elder, former Member for Ripon; Fr. Keith Smith; David Baird, from the Prisoner of War Association at Ballarat; and Bill Loader, from the Learmonth Historical Society.

After a barbecue lunch and roll call at 1.30 pm, the focus of the celebrations moved to the dedication of the Honour Roll. Piper Bill Williams led the march of representatives, headed by Privates Robert White and Rod Allan, from the 8/7 Battalion, Ballarat, then followed by the ex-servicemen and the official party.

The Honour Board was unveiled by brothers George Severino, aged 91, and Jack Severino, aged 86. They then laid a wreath in memory of ex-pupils and local residents who lost their lives in WWII. A very moving dedication was given by Fr. Keith Smith, an ex-pupil. The flag was then lowered to half mast as the Last Post and Reveille were played by Russell and Troy Cheesman. Frank Briody, from the Beaufort RSL, recited the Ode.

ADHS Newsletter No. 176, November 1999.

Location

Address:School Road, Evansford Community Centre, Evansford, 3371
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.257854
Long: 143.627207
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd October, 1999
Front Inscription

In Memory of the Men And Women who fought for King And Country
A.I.F., R.A.A.F., R.A.N., M.N., W.R.A.N.S.

1939 -1945
[Names]
1914 -1919 and 1939-45
[Names] 

Source: VWHI, MA
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