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The honour roll commemorates those from the district who served in World War One. 

Moves were first made for the Honour Roll in 1916, the cost and work being donated by Mr and Mrs A. E. Cook. It consists of two wooden painted scroll designed tablets, with the names rendered in gold leaf. The names were sign written by Mr Albert J. Pickup of Bathurst. 

The two tablets are surmounted by a wooden varnished canopy with the words For King (AIF Badge) For Country. The two tablets are each 1.9 metres high and 406 millimetres wide. The Honour Roll was designed to hold 52 names on each tablet. The Honour Roll was originally unveiled on Anzac Day 1916. 

The roll was re-unveiled with an additional 24 names bringing the total to 52 names. This ceremony was performed by Mrs H. Weir (mother of the last fallen soldier) on the 24th May 1917. Some years later on ANZAC Day 1921, the now completed Honour Roll was unveiled by Mr James Marshall.

Anzac Day. — Anzac Day was celebated in Hill End by a combined Methodist Church by Rev. Mr. Hopper and Salvation Army Officers. The service was most impressive. At the conclusion all adjourned to the main schoolroom, where, at the signal of the tolling of the Roman Catholic bell, all stood in silence for one minute. The main ceremony of the day, which was the unveiling of an Honor Board, showing names of ex-pupils and others serving in the war, was then proceeded with. The Board, which was presented by Mr. Cook, head teacher, contains at present 28 names, but many more have yet to be added. Mr. T. Ackland prepared the Board, which had on it a design stencilled by Miss G. Plummer. The names were inscribed by Mr. Pickup, of Bathurst, and both the design and workmanship reflected the greatest credit on those reponsible. Mr. Cook spoke of the deeds of the Australians and their effect on the world. The ribbon was then cut by Mr. Longmore for Mrs. Longmore, who has three sons at the front.  Afterwards pieces of the ribbon, in memory of the occasion, were distributed amongst the parents and relatives. A collection in aid of the local Soldiers' Fund resulted in over £6 being taken. It was decided, on the motion of Mr. Longmore, to place, the donor's names at the foot. Mr. McKenzie offering to defray the cost. A vote of thanks to Mr. Cook, and the National Anthem concluded the function which was very largely attended, the room being entirely filled. 
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW ),
4 May 1916.


Mr. A. E. Cook, our local teacher, called a meeting on Wednesday night for the purpose of arranging a suitable way to celebrate Empire Day. Mr. W. F. Hodge occupied the chair. It was decided to unveil the honor board which, has been enlarged for the purpose of adding the names of boys gone to the front since the Board was unveiled on April 25, 1916. It was also arranged that photographs of the two fallen boys, Privates C. Trevena and H. T. Weir be hung each side of the board. The parents of the children and all others are invited to attend at the school at 11 a.m. on the 24th inst. when speeches will be delivered, and also some recitations and songs by the school children.  A collection will be taken in aid of the local Soldiers' Return Fund.
Bathurst Times (NSW ), 23 May 1917.
  

Location

Address:Tambaroora Street, Hill End Public School, Hill End, 2850
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.034597
Long: 149.415413
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:Mr T Ackland
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 1916
Front Inscription

For King  For Country

        Hill End
   Honor Board.

Ex Pupils & Others
Who Served In The
   Great War

[ Names ]

 

Source: SKP, NRWM
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