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The wooden honour roll commemorates former students of the school who served in World War One.

This is what remains of the honour roll.  Apparently it was placed underneath the school building when the Royal Australian Air Force took over the school during World War Two, and remained there for many years.  As a result the honour roll has deteriorated.

There was a large gathering at the New Lambton Public School on Thursday afternoon to witness the unveiling of the roll of honour of ex-pupils of the school who have enlisted. The roll, which was made by Messrs Mackie and Coy., and hangs in a prominent position in the school room, is of polished silky oak and contains 82 names, six being marked by an asterisk, denoting that they had made the supreme sacrifice, and one, J. Mitchell, had received the D.C.M. Mr. Estell, M.P., who performed the unveiling ceremony spoke appropriately to the occasion, as did also the Revs. Beetman and Weatherall. The children, under the direction of Mr. Mitchell, rendered patriotic choruses. 
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 15 December 1917.


Address:Nobbys Road , Fort Scratchley Military Museum , Newcastle East , 2300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.926213
Long: 151.791139
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
Monument Manufacturer:Mackie and Company


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 13th December, 1917
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Source: MA
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