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The honour roll was presented by the God Mothers Circle of Cargelligo in 1918 to commemorate those who served in World War One.  It was presented on the 1st January 1918 and officially unveiled on the 6th January 1918. 

A Sacred Concert under the direction of Mrs. Murphy was held on Sunday night, the 6th inst, in conjunction with the unveiling of a Roll of honour containing the names of all the soldiers enlisting from here since the beginning of the war, and presented to Cargelligo by the "God Mother Circle." Councilor Crouch, of Everton occupied the chair. Mr. Budd a well known old inhabitant also occupied a chair on the platform. 

The unveiling took place during the concert, a little child, Bessie Murphy, daughter of the first soldier to enlist from here, had the honour of drawing away the flag that covered the Roll of Honour. Councillor Crouch made a short speech, speaking especially of the soldiers who had given their lives for their home and country. Mr Budd followed with a characteristic little speech. The Roll of Honour is a nice one of of polished wood with gold lettering, the names of the fallen heroes marked with an asterisk.
Lachlander and Condobolin and Western Districts Recorder (NSW), 
16 January 1918. 


Address:Holt Street, Lake Cargelligo Museum, Lake Cargelligo, 2672
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.303435
Long: 146.376594
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:Sunday 6th January, 1918
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Heroes of Cargelligo

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Presented by the "Godmothers Circle"  1st Jan 1918

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