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28-Novemeber-2020
28-Novemeber-2020
Photographs supplied by Peter Holderness (Mount Lofty Historical Society)

The honour roll commemorates former students of the school who served in World War One. The names on the roll are handwritten and the roll contains a hand drawn plan of the memory grove. 

On Saturday afternoon there was a large gathering to witness the ceremony of unveiling a roll of honour and dedicating a grove of birch and rowans to the memory of 90 soldiers and one girl, former scholars of the Stirling East Public School, who have gone to war. Mr Angas pasons M.P. ( one of the members for the Murray) performed the unveiling. He said of the 91 old scholars of the school, 11 had returned, 16 had made the supreme sacrifice, and 64 were still abroad.

They had gone in the great cause of feedom against serfdom, democarcy against autocracy, and civilisation against barbarism, and nobly had they shaped. Stirling East had full reason to be proud of its young manhood. The roll of honour is a fine piece of work, and the residents of the district have resolved that every care shall be paid to the trees which constitute the grove.
The Register (Adelaide), 19 August 1918.

Location

Address:51 Braeside Road , Stirling East Primary School, Stirling, 5152
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.002126
Long: 138.734874
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th August, 1918
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Stirling East School

Honour Roll

Dedicated                       Plan of Memory Grove
August 17th, 1918          

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Source: MA
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