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The wooden honour roll commemorates members of the Balmain Rowing Club who served in World War One.

The honour roll is 158 centimetres high by 158 centimetres.  The wooden honour roll is triangular at top with crossed oars, with four columns of the names club members inscribed in gold. 

The club house of the Balmain Rowing Club was the scene, yesterday, of both solemnity and gaiety, when an Honor Board was unveiled and a racing eight christened. There were 74 names on the Honor Roll, including 11 who had made the supreme sacrifice. In the absence of the local Mayor (Ald. R. Thornton), the unveiling ceremony was performed by Mr. Frank Smith, M.L.A., who, in a vigorous speech, said the club should be proud of a representative enlistment of 70 per cent. In some quarters, he added, there was the feeling that we should forget the soldiers in getting back to the hard facts of life. But we could not afford to forget the men who gave, or risked, their lives and left wives and dependants to our care. Aid. W. Beavis also spoke. 
Sunday Times (Sydney), 9 October 1921.



Address:White Street, Balmain Rowing Club, Balmain, 2041
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.853815
Long: 151.171584
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:Saturday 8th October, 1921
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Balmain Rowing Club.

1914  Roll of Honor.  1918

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Source: NRWM, MA
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