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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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ALTHORP, Algar Hampton

Service number 1301
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jan 1894

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EMERSON, Thomas

Service number 502
Lance Corporal
Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
AIF WW1
Born 23 Apr 1890

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WILSON, Leslie Samuel

Service number 3243
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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WHEELER, Herbert James

Service number 5994
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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RUSE, George Henry

Service number 3286
Gunner
Born 13 Feb 1887

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NEEDHAM, George Francis Jack

Service number 27571
Second Class Air Mechanic
Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
AIF WW1
Born 14 May 1889

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NIELD, Frederick Boden

Service number 2162a
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Mar 1898

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HALL, Sydney Gordon Leslie

Second Lieutenant
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Jul 1891