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Wilkawatt World War One Honour Roll : 16-September-2012
Wilkawatt World War One Honour Roll : 16-September-2012

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The honour roll commemorates those who served in World War One.

Australia Day was observed here on Wednesday last week. Trees were planted in the railway yards in honour of each man who enlisted for active service from the district. Mr. D. F. Bowman (President of the committee) called on Mr. O'Connor, M.P., to plant the first tree in honour of James McGhie. Tea was provided in the public hall, after which a concert was held. Mr. O'Connor unveiled the roll of honour subscribed for by the residents.
The Register (Adelaide), 3 August 1916.

Note : During World War One money was often raised for patriotic funds by setting aside a special ‘day' on which activities such as auctions, street collections, performances and stalls were held to encourage the community to contribute. Days such as ‘Belgian Day' were organised early in the War to raise funds to relieve the distress of war ravaged Allied countries. The days also provided some short relief from the deepening tensions experienced on the home front. It was decided that on 30 July 1915 an ‘Australia Day' would be celebrated across the country, and funds would be raised to help the Australian Division of the Red Cross continue to provide their services.


Address:Railway Terrace South & Chandos Terrace, Lameroo Memorial Hall, Lameroo, 5302
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.331233
Long: 140.516039
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:Wednesday 26th July, 1916
Front Inscription

Roll of Honour

For King & Empire

Residents of Wilkawatt who have so nobly responded to the Country`s call

[ Names ]

This roll was unveiled by R. A. O'Connor Esq M P 26th July 1916

The Great War

1914     1919

Honor to whom honor is due

Source: MA
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