Leonora Road Board District Roll of Honor

Details

Location Gwalia Historical Museum, Tower Street, Leonora, Western Australia, Australia
Type honour_board
Description

Pressed Metal Honour roll with brass name plates

The ceremony of unveiling the Honor Board erected by the people of the district in memory of those who enlisted from the Malcolm - Leonora Road Board District was attended on Monday morning last by a large number of residents. The ceremony was a most impressive one and will be long remembered by those who witnessed it.

The chairman of the Road Board (Mr J. Adam) in his remarks thanked one and all who so liberally subscribed to the fund for erecting same, making special mention of the local Repatriation committee and the collectors. He said it would perpetuate the memory of those who had laid down their lives for the Empire as well as those who had returned. Of the 240 names appearing on the Board he regretted that about 10 per cent had paid the supreme sacrifice. They had died fighting for their country and their names as well as those who had returned would be honored. He then called upon Mr H. Hewitt, who had two sons at the war, one of whom met his death, to unveil the board.

Mr Hewitt in doing so said that the board would always remind him of his two sons, one of whom had given his all. He thanked the people for the splendid recognition paid those who enlisted by the erection of such a splendid monument in commemoration of those who enlisted. The children of the schools rendered " Australia." and the " Marseillaise," under the baton of Mr S. Evans. The Rev L. A. Marina read an impressive prayer for the fallen. The singing of the National concluded the ceremony. It has been stated that several names of those who enlisted from the district have been inadverntantly left off the honor board, if such is the case if same are handed into the secretary of the local Road Board they will be added to those already appearing.
Leonora Miner (WA), 31 December 1921.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 26 December 1921
Inscription

ROLL OF HONOR
1914 - 1919

LEONORA
ROAD BOARD DISTRICT
PRO PATRIA

[ Names ]

WORLD WAR II

1939 (Died On Service) 1945

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Condition

Good

Names

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HULLS, Alfred Henry

Service number 860
Private
2nd Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1869

O'BRYAN, John Patrick

Service number 4786
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Mar 1897

GRACE, Stephen

Service number 2575
Private
44th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

DOWSON, Michael

Service number 518
Private
16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born 1 Dec 1891

DANIEL, Vivian Belton

Service number 2ND L...
Second Lieutenant
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1889

PROUT, Samuel John Christopher

Service number W31840
Lance Corporal
5 Garrison Battalion (WA)
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 12 May 1885

LEIPOLD, John James

Service number 3176
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Aug 1892

THOMSON, Montague Edward

Service number 10886
Bombardier
1st Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 8 Jan 1892

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