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The wooden honour roll commemorates those from East Riding and the Shire of Pyalong who served in World War One. The left side of the roll contains the names of those from East Riding while the right side of the roll contains the names of those from the Shire of Pyalong. 

Major F. B. Lawton, A.A.M.C., unveiled the roll of honor in the Glenaroua Public Hall, on Saturday last, in the presence of a large gathering of local residents. Mr M. Kerr occupied the chair, and in introducing Dr. Lawton said that he was not unknown to most of them as in his younger days he was a frequent visitor to the district, spending his holidays with his uncles, Messrs N. and L. McLean. Major Lawton said he appreciated the honor of being invited to perform the ceremony, but had undertaken the task with diffidence as he was not a combatant at the war but served as a surgeon in general hospitals, his duty being to alleviate and attend to the sufferings of the men and not to share in the dangers to which they were exposed. He spoke at considerable length of his observations and experiences from a medical point of view, paying a high tribute, not only to the Australians, but to those associated with them for their comradeship to each other and the heroic manner in which they bore the sufferings and hardships of war.

He complimented the Glenaroua people for raising a lasting monument. In some places there were general honor rolls, but a local roll was perhaps the best way of honoring those who had made the supreme sacrifice and paying a lasting tribute to those who had returned. Major Lawton then performed the unveiling ceremony and resumed his seat amidst applause. Cr J. W. Greenshields then read the list of names, and moved a vote of thanks to Dr Lawton for his attendance, which was seconded by Cr E. Heywood, and carried by acclamation; Major Lawton briefly acknowledging. Afternoon tea was served by the ladies and the gathering dispersed. The roll of honor, which was executed by Messrs Grundy and Co., Brunswick, in blackwood, contains the names of the following:

[List of Names] 
Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Vic.), 8 July 1920.


Address:13 High Street, Pyalong Neighbourhood House Op Shop, Pyalong, 3521
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.123312
Long: 144.857215
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:Grundy & Company (Brunswick, VIC)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd July, 1920
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Roll of Honor

Shire of Pyalong East Riding.

Glenaroua Public Hall & Free Library

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Source: MA
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