Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour Back to Search

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Location Geelong College, Talbot Street, Newtown, Greater Geelong - Victoria, Australia
Type honour_board
Description

Metallic honour roll with gold coloured lettering and bronze background. Geelong College crest with pegasus and latin inscription is in the title. Theatres of war are draped around the left column and Australian military branches on the right along with leaves and floral emblems.

Containing the names of 522 old boys who served in the European war, including 87 who fell, a handsome roll of honor was unveiled in the Norman Morrison Hall at Geelong College on June 8 (sic). Lord Stradbroke, the Governor, in performing the ceremony, said he had no doubt that many of those who had fallen would have been leaders of men had they been spared. A duty devolved upon those who were left. He hoped that the present Geelong Collegians would live up to the spirit which the names of the old boys on the honor roll had handed down to them. Before he left for Melbourne, Lord Stradbroke was photographed in a group of the present boys.

The Board was presented to the College by the Old Boys Association on the date of the old collegians' annual reunion.

The honour board is now displayed in the College's Memorial Wing which was opened in 1951.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 9 June 1922 by Earl Stradbroke
Inscription

GEELONG 'SIC ITUR AD ASTRA' COLLEGE
ROLL OF HONOUR

[Names]

GREAT WAR 1914 1919

The Honour Board is made up of twelve columns of which the centre two record those who fell.

Condition

Excellent

Names

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WRATHALL, Henry Stephen

Lieutenant
60th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Sep 1886

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BOWRING, John Ernest Pushman

Service number 548
Sergeant
40th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Jul 1876

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DOIG, Keith McKeddie

Service number OFFICER
Major
1st Australian General Hospital
AIF WW1
Born 11 Dec 1891

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HENDY, Edward Percival

Service number 541
Trooper
8th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jul 1894

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STRICKLAND, Leonard John

Service number 3912
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jan 1892

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SEWELL, Philip Beauchamp

Service number OFFICER
Captain
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Sep 1893

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BURN, Harold Thomas

Service number 3470
Second Lieutenant
58th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 May 1889

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PAUL, John Charles

Lieutenant
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Apr 1893

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