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The honour roll commemorates those from the Hay District who volunteered to serve in World War One. The honour roll was unveiled at the opening of the high school on ANZAC Day 1923.

The Minister for Education, accompanied by the Director of Education, visited Hay at the invitation of the Hay War Memorial Committee, and formally opened the Hay War Memorial High School. The mayor of Hay (Alderman W. Beissel) presided. The rolls of honour of the Hay district volunteers who lost their lives on active service contain one hundred and two names engraved on trachyte tablets, reared up on each side of the entrance porch. The Minister was presented with a gold key by the War Memorial Committee, with which he opened the main door, and he proceeded to the assembly hall, a fine, large room, within which is the honor roll of the seven hundred volunteers from Hay district. This was also enrolled by the Minister, who delivered an eloquent speech, in the course of which he said that the splendid attendance, the largest he had seen at any school function since he had been Minister, was an evidence of the patriotic spirit which had prompted the people of Hay to bring about the erection of that great building. It was the first war memorial high school in Australia and in his opinion the most fitting sort of monument to the heroic efforts of the dauntless men who had given their lives for their country. 
Excerpt from Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW.), 4 May 1923.


Address:216 Pine Street, Hay War Memorial High School, Hay, 2711
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.505402
Long: 144.841527
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:Wednesday 25th April, 1923
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         1914 -19 

Hay District Volunteers

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Source: MA
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