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The marble honour roll commemorates former students and one former teacher of the school who served in the South African (Boer) War.

The honour roll was presented to the school by Nathaniel Dear on August 29, 1901. Nathaniel was a monumental mason and it is likely that he also created the honour roll. The marble tablet lists 25 names - 24 are former students at the school and one was a teacher. One of the men, Edwin Knox, died whilst serving overseas, even though the honour roll mistakenly lists three men as dying.

 A fountain was erected to commemorate Edwin Knox in 1902 ( https://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/people/military/display/33533-trooper-edwin-knox )

Nine of the men also served in World War One including Leslie Miltiades Mullen who had a distinguished military career and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During World War One, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Croix de Guerre, and was twice mentioned in despatches. 

Information supplied by Heather Arnold



Address:2B Brighton Road, St Kilda State School, St Kilda , 3182
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.870187
Long: 144.989018
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-October-1899
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1902


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 29th August, 1910
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This tablet was erected by their comrades in this School.

To commemorate the noble services rendered by them to the Empire in South Africa.

1899 to 1901.

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Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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