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The honour roll commemorates former students of the school who served in World War One.  It is a gilt wooden honour roll with coloured Union Jack and Australian national flags.

Yesterday afternoon the Minister for Education (Mr. Bruntnell) unveiled the honor roll of the Willoughby Public School. There were several speeches made, but none of them gave such pleasure as did the singing of "Gallipolli" by the scholars. Mr. Bruntnell repealing his direction that school children should salute the Union Jack, said that he had been the target of a lot of critics for the order that he had issued. Nevertheless he would stand to his decision, and he was sure that he was supported by the majority of teachers in the State. There were some schools in the Commonwealth and New Zealand in which by formula and catechism open rebellion was being taught. Any teacher whose leanings were towards the Red Flag should not be tolerated. The Minister's speech was a strong appeal to the children to keep the ideals of the nation clearly in front of them. There were other speeches, heard indifferently through falling rain. The song of the little girls about Gallipolli was all that was needed.
Sun (Sydney), 18 June 1922.


Address:Oakville Road, Willoughby Public School, Willoughby, 2068
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.801828
Long: 151.200518
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 17th June, 1922
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             1914 The Great War 1918

Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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