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The wooden honour roll commemorates those from the district who enlisted in World War One in 1916. The roll was unveiled at the opening of the school on the 10th February 1917. 

The Chairman then announced that there was another and more solemn function to be performed in the unveiling of the Booyal District Honour Board and called upon Mr. Laurence Skillington, who was the originator of the idea of that beautiful Honour Board to show honour and respect to the boys who are fighting our cause. Mr. Skillington called upon Mr. Wm. Moore to unveil the Honour Board.  

Mr. Moore did so in a very neat and appropriate speech, in which he thanked Mr. Skillington for bestowing the honour upon him. and said his heart was there. He was very sorry that two of the number on the Board had died fighting for King and Country. He knew them both well; two fine boys they were and sadly missed. He hoped all the boys would come back crowned with laurels.
Excerpt from Booyal Central School Opening,
Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld),
15 February 1917. 


Address:Bruce Highway, Booyal Central School, Booyal, 4671
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.209887
Long: 152.031882
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 10th February, 1917
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Source: QWMR, MA
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