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The honour roll commemorates former students of the school who served in World War One. 

The original blackwood honour roll was unveiled at the Drouin School on the 3rd November 1916 and contained the names of 146 ex-pupils of the school who had enlisted in World War One. The school was completely destroyed by fire in 1936. The new roll was unveiled during the school`s diamond jubilee celebrations. 

Drouin, Sunday-There was a large assemblage yesterday at Drouin's modern school to attend the diamond jubilee celebrations of the first Drouin State school which was opened on July 27 1877. Sixty - one old scholars arrived from Melbourne and were welcomed by Mrs H. Bertram president of the mothers club,  and were entertained at afternoon tea by the club. The visitors included Mr S H McDonald, Miss E Jefferson and Misses V and E. Lyons and Mr T Skewes son of the first head teacher (the late Richard Skewes).  

Mr. S. McNeilly a resident of Drouin whose name was the first enrolled on July 27, 1877 and Miss Amy Jackson who also was enrolled on that day were present. More than 100 of the visitors were entertained at dinner at the Royal Hotel and others received hospitality from friends and relatives. At a social evening at the school a new honour board was unveiled by Mr J D Grubb president of the Drouin branch of the Returned Soldiers League.
Argus (Melbourne), 2 August 1937.


Address:136 Princes Way, Drouin RSL, Drouin, 3818
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.133792
Long: 145.853789
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 31st July, 1937
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1914     1918

In honour of the pupils who served the Empire

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Source: MA
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