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The framed printed honour roll commemorates those from the Church and District who enlisted in World War One. The roll was originally unveiled in 1916. A second enlarged roll was unveiled in 1918. 

HONOR ROLL UNVEILED BY LADY SYMON. UPPER STURT, April 3. A roll of honor for the district of Upper Sturt has been placed upon the wall of the Methodist Church. It has at its top lefthand corner a photo of King George, and on its top righthand corner a photo of Queen Mary. Between these there are in colors the flags of our Empire and our Allies. Underneath are the words in large type, "For King and country," below which is printed in bold and larger type, "Roll of Honor." Twenty-one names are inscribed. It is nicely framed in English oak. The list of names is as follows:— Charles J. B. Symon, Oscar Sturt Symon, Carril N. Symon, Oliver Symon, L. W. C. Leak, Hugh P. Leak, F. S. G. Evans, Henry Heyer, jun., F. H. Melville, F. G. Gates, Otto Viker, Charles Fullgrabe, G. Leo. Coates, L. A. Coates, Bert Coates, Frank Coates, W. E. Warland, Claude Ahren, Sydney C. Roe (killed), Hugh H. Roe, H. Reece Roe.

A large assemblage met in the Methodist Church yesterday afternoon, when a special service was conducted by Rev. A. H. Wiltshire, assisted by the Rev. A. H. Melbourne. The service opened with "God bless our Father anthem. Other hymns included R. P. Downes' "Litany for our Army and Navy," Kipling's "Recreational," and Oxenham's "Lord God of Hosts." The lesson was from Romans, chapter xiii, and verses 1-7. The roll of honor, which was covered with the Union Jack, was unveiled by Lady Symon, who said, "God bless our boys, and may they be brought safely back to us."

The national anthem was then sung, and the following verse:—"Bless our heroic men; Guide them safe home again, God save our men! Make them all strong and brave Our Empire's cause to save, Keep them on hand and wave, God save our men." This was followed by an able, appropriate, and eloquent address from Sir Josiah Symon, who traced the origin of the war, described the German character, referred to the noble work of our army and navy, drew valuable lessons from what our boys had already done, and made a stirring appeal for more men. An Australian anthem and the benediction closed a service, which will be long remembered. It is estimated that this district has provided in proportion to its population as many men as any other portion of the State.
Daily Herald (Adelaide), 4 April 1916



Address:271 Upper Sturt Road, Upper Sturt Uniting Church, Upper Sturt, 5156
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.024086
Long: 138.679323
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 2nd April, 1916
Front Inscription

The Empire`s Call

For King and Country

Roll of Honour

District of Upper Sturt

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Source: AHC, MA, RVWM
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