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Detail; 23-September-2015
Detail; 23-September-2015

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The Roll of Service consists of four honour rolls commemorating those from the Municipality who served in World War One.

Each of the honour rolls carries the name of the Mayor who was in office at the time and was originally unveiled in 1917. 

At the Waterloo Town Hall on Thursday night the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir William Cullen unveiled a roll of honour containing over 1000 names of men who had enlisted from the district. The Lleutenant-Governor said that he knew the district was a place where strong men lived putting their hands to the work which laid nearest to thom. But when the war came it warmed his heart to think that over 1000 men should join in the nation's struggle.  We were living in sad times; but, with such proof as this, they belonged to a race that ever despaired. This war had to be fought because anything they could do could not have prevented it. The Acting Premier, Mr. Fuller, also spoke He said they must all realise the position in which the Empire finds itself today. In the beginning of the war Lord Kitchener had forecasted a three years' fight. That solemn hour of which he had warned us was now striking. No one could say that night how this war was going to end. "It is up to all of us." said Mr. Fuller," to see that our boys who have gone to the front get the very utmost support."
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 30 June 1917.

Location

Address:770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo Library, Waterloo, 2017
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.899344
Long: 151.206508
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

Front Inscription

Honour Roll 1 :

Ald Thomas Danks J.P.
           Mayor 

MUNICIPALITY of WATERLOO ROLL of SERVICE
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19

[ Names ]

The Bugles of the Motherland         
Rang Ceaselessly across the Sea       
To call him and his lean brown land     
To shape Imperial destiny                    
He went by Youth's grave purpose willed 
The goal unknown the cost unweighed 
The promise of his blood fulfilled
The Bravest thing God ever made 


Honour Roll 2 :

Ald Charles Joseph Lenton J.P.
Mayor 

MUNICIPALITY of WATERLOO ROLL of SERVICE
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

            [ Names ]


Though duty's face is stern her path is best .....   
They sweetly sleep who die upon her breast


Honour Roll 3 & 4 :

Ald Stephen Whitehurst J. P. 
            Mayor 

MUNICIPALITY of WATERLOO ROLL of SERVICE
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19

          [ Names ]

Source: MA
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