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The honour roll commemorates those from the District who served in World War One. The roll was presented to the residents of Hawker and District by members of the Hawker Picnic Race Meeting. The roll was restored by John Clarke.

The members of the Hawker Picnic Race Meeting held a balance in hand from their meeting on January 10, and decided to expend the money in the purchase of a suitable roll of honour to the memory of men who have enlisted from this district. The memorial has been erected at the railway station, and was unveiled on the 27th June in the presence of a large gathering. Mrs. A. S. Lindsay (mother of Lieut. W. W. Lindsay) unveiled the roll, and appropriate speeches were delivered by Messrs. John Smith, H. A. Condon, A. O. Whitington, and the Revs. Father J. Hanschke and H. J. Martin. The roll of honour contains 46 names of local soldiers, six of whom have died.
Petersburg Times (SA), 5th July 1918.


Address:Elder Terrace, Hawker Institute, Hawker, 5434
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.888275
Long: 138.422082
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
Designer:Wunderlich Ltd.
Monument Manufacturer:Wunderlich Ltd.


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 27th June, 1918
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Roll of Honor

1914  1919

Lest We Forget

Men who answered the call from Hawker and District.

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Presented by the members of the Hawker Picnic Race Meeting, to the residents of Hawker and District

Source: RVWM, MA
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