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Location Unley Rd and Oxford St, Unley, South Australia, Australia
Type Honour Board
Description

A large ornate polished board in the classic Greek style divided into five panels with a gable centrepiece, each panel has a capped pillar border. Between the first and second pillars are two columns of names, between the second and third are five columns of names, between the third and fourth are nine columns of names, between the fourth and fifth are five columns of names and between the fifth and sixth are two columns of names. Originally the board only comprised those names on the face, additional names were added to the left of the first pillar and right of the second pillar, left of the third pillar, right of the fourth pillar and left of the fifth pillar. All details above and below the names are wood carved, on the centre pillars are wreaths; the names are in gold paint. To the right of the board is a framed bronze plaque.

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Built Built in 1918 there were 17 designs submitted and the 'Caledonia' designed by Messrs A. Pengelley & Co. at an estimated cost of £175 was decided upon by the Committee. A prize of £5 5/ was awarded to the winning design.
Opened 15 September 1918 by His Excellency The Governor, Sir Henry Lionel Galway K.C.M.G., D.S.O.
Inscription


THEY FOUGHT NOBLY

IN THEIR SACRIFICE WAS OUR SHELTER EVEN UNTO DEATH

UNLEY CITY HONOR ROLL

1914 - 1919

THE MEN WHO MARCHED AWAY
THIS HONOR ROLL CONTAINS THE NAMES OF 1504 MEN AND NURSES WHO AT THE TIME OF ENLISTMENT WERE CITIZENS OF UNLEY

348 MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

52 GAINED MILITARY DISTINCTIONS.

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Unley City Council
PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Names now listed are 1641 men and 27 nurses

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from memorial

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LAPTHORNE, Victor Walter Athelstone

Service number 341
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1888

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DICKINSON, Avery Benjamin

Service number 247
Lance Corporal
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 11 Feb 1890

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NIELD, Ernest Wilfred

Service number S68575
Private
2nd (Northern Adelaide) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 5 Dec 1895

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ARNOLD, Frederick William

Service number 3678
Corporal
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1886

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DAVIES, Eric Jewell

Service number 3868
Private
Born 7 Jan 1897

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FARQUHAR, Lionel Raymond

Service number 6811
Driver
Born 27 Sep 1898

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BARNARD, Lancelot Lee

Service number 495
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 May 1889

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WILLIAMS, Francis Edgar

Service number VX136033
Captain
Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 9 Feb 1893