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Location Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, Melbourne - Victoria, Australia
Type honour_board
Description

The honour board, of polished wood, has a tiled mosaic in the centre, portraying an armored knight. The top of the board has the legend in wooden lettering. There are two carved round columns, one on either side, flanking the knight's image and the names of the honoured soldiers. Carved wooden laurel wreath on the side of the board, and at its top. There are two rows of names, painted on the wood in gold paint, one on either side of the central image. The mosaic is of a knight in full armour, with cloak, sword and chain mail. He has a halo, and the word "Faith" is formed in mosaic tiles above his head. There is a green and yellow tile border, an interior border of gold tiles, a blue mosaic background, and the figure is painted on a smooth cement background. The central panel is attached separately, with four bolts.

Commissioned by the Kildonan Presbyterian Homes for Children. The honour board commemorates the 67 former 'Kildonan Boys' who served in the AIF in the Great War (World War I). Eight of the men listed were killed in action.

The honour board was donated to the Museum in 1990 after the large institutional home had been replaced by cottages, and there was no longer any place to display it.

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Inscription

For
God King & Country

(Names)

TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN MEMORY OF THE SERVICE RENDERED TO
THEIR COUNTRY BY KILDONAN BOYS WHO ENTERED THE
AUSTRLAIAN IMPERIAL FORCES FOR SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR

Condition

Good

Names

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ARMSTRONG, Delmer William Charles

Service number 51295
Private
1st to 17th (VIC) Reinforcements
AIF WW1

UNWIN, Alfred Henry

Service number 758
Private
38th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

BALCOMBE, John James

Service number 1871
Private
58th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

JAMES, Leslie Gordon

Service number 2592A
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

CATCHPOLE, Stanley Ernest

Service number 3530
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

DENNISON, John Leslie

Service number 3382
Private
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

HENNINGTON, Albert

Service number 54919
Private
1st to 17th (VIC) Reinforcements
AIF WW1

SUTTON, Richard Samuel

Service number 4316
Private
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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