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

The Honor Board which was erected some few weeks ago was unveiled last Saturday evening in the presence of a large crowd of people. The Board, which was publicly subscribed for, is a handsome one, about 6 feet square. It is of polished blackwood, and reflects great credit on the manufacturers, Messrs. R. and G. Kirkham, of Melbourne. A local color is given to it by an engraving of Mt. Elephant, the outstanding landmark of the Plains.

It contains the names of all the men who went from Derrinallum and Vite Vite and the list includes the names of the following five soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice.: —W. A. Bain, R. M. Bain,  E. C. Dunn, F. Williams, A. Croxon.  Major H. Alan Currie M.C., who has recently returned from over four years service with the British Army, performed the unveiling ceremony, and gave a very interesting detailed account of his experiences in the army.

The main "stunts" during the campaign were vividly described by Major Currie, who, at the close of his lecture, was heartily thanked by the audience, at the instigation of Mr. Lindsay, and the Rev. E. A. Forbes. The President of the Committee, Mr. J .L. Currie, occupied the chair.,
Camperdown Chronicle (Vic), 13 December 1919.


Address:74 Main Street, Derrinallum Community Hall, Derrinallum, 3325
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.948328
Long: 143.216831
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
Monument Manufacturer:R. & G. Kirkham (Melbourne, VIC)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th December, 1919
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Derrinallum and District

Roll of Honour

1914  1919

Derrinalllum.    Derrinallum.    Vite Vite.
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Source: VWHI, MA
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