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

The unveiling of the Roll of Honor, which took place in the Water Brigade Hall on Saturday evening last, 21st October, recorded one of the most important events in the annals of the history of our little township, patriotic and otherwise, and the Patriotic League are to be congratulated on the excellence of their general arrangements in honor of the auspicious occasion. Much interest was centred in the ceremony which was evidenced by the large assembly, fully two hundred people being present, numbers being unable to gain admission, and each and all were keenly interested in the ceremony of the evening, owing to the fact that the names of many representatives of our local families were engraved on the Honor Roll. 

The Roll of Honor is a handsome board of Queensland maple, with fluted pilasters and carved military badges, fumed and fully polished, and is the work of Messrs. John Sands, Ltd., Sydney. It contains the names of 50 volunteers engraved in gold, with an additional space for 30 more names. The following inscription is placed at the head of the Roll; followed by the names of' 50 Volunteers; — Harwood Island Patriotic League Roll of Honor: The following, at the call of duty voluntarily enlisted to fight for King and Country, Humanity Truth, and Freedom in the great World War,1914. Future generations, shall bless them.
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW), 24 October 1916.


Address:River Street, Harwood Community Hall, Harwood, 2465
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.427218
Long: 153.242429
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:John Sands Ltd. (Sydney, NSW)
Monument Manufacturer:John Sands Ltd. (Sydney, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 21st October, 1916
Front Inscription

Harwood Island
Patriotic League
Roll of Honour

The following, at the call of duty voluntarily enlisted to 
fight for King and Country, Humanity Truth, & Freedom 
in the great World War,1914. 
Future generations, shall bless them.

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Source: NRWM, MA
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