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The honour roll commemorates former students of the Tuggerah Public School who served in World War One.

A very handsome Honor Board was unveiled in Tuggerah Public School on Saturday afternoon, 18th June, in the presence of a large number of relatives and interested residents. The tablet, which is of polished Queensland maple, is 4 feet high and 39 inches wide, divided into two panels, each containing 23 names. The total cost has been over £10. A super-scription reads: "In honor of the old boys of Tuggerah Public School, who served the Empire in the Great War." 

Of the 46 boys who enlisted, 11 either were killed in action, or died of wounds. Apologies for absence were received from Mr.W. E. Black, Inspector of Schools, Mr. Councillor Chapman, and Rev. W. M. Herford. In the course of his introductory remarks, the teacher referred to the desirability of having a School Memorial, in addition to the one in the Public Hall, because so many former residents of Tuggerah, who enlisted would otherwise be unrecorded, for there are four times as many names on the School Tablet as on the one in the Hall, and only two of those on the Hall Memorial occur on the School Honour Board. In addition, a Memorial was necessary in the School, where it would be a daily inspiration to patriotism to the coming generations of scholars.

The tablet, which had been covered by an Australian Flag, was then unveiled by Mrs. Joseph Preston, who also dedicated the Memorial to the memory of the old boys who enlisted.
Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW),  30 June 1921.


Address:Pacific Highway & Fowler Road, Tuggerah Public School, Assembly Hall, Tuggerah, 2259
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.313285
Long: 151.414447
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 18th June, 1921
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 In honour of the old boys of Tuggerah Public School who served the Empire in the Great War

1914 - 1918

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Source: MA, NRWM
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