Cudlee Creek Millbrook Public School Roll of Honour Back to Search

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Location Cudlee Creek Soldiers Memorial Hall Grounds, Gorge Road & Redden Drive, Cudlee Creek, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia
Type honour_roll
Description

Brass Plaque

Millbrook Public School was a small school in the Adelaide Hills. It opened in 1879 and served the nearby small townships of Millbrook, Chain of Ponds, Cudlee Creek and Prairie.
The original Honour Roll was unveiled on 24th November 1917 and was fixed to the wall above the fireplace in the main classroom where all students could see it. It remained there until 16th February 1983 when the old school building and the Honour Roll were destroyed in the Ash Wednesday Bushfires.
Mrs. Phillip Cox, (given names Annie Charlotte,) was the mother of George and Roy Palmer. Both boys attended Millbrook School. The Palmer family had been living at Brighton but moved to live with Annie’s father in the Millbrook township after their father died in 1897.
Annie married again to Phillip Cox and lived in the nearby township of Kersbook.
When war was declared both George and Roy were early volunteers and enlisted as privates in the 10th Battalion. Neither knew the other had enlisted until they met up in camp.
Unfortunately, both George and Roy lost their lives in the very early days of the Gallipoli landing. George was killed in action on 27th April 1915 and has no known grave. His name is listed on the Lone Pine Memorial. Roy died of wounds in Egypt on 2nd May 1915 and is buried in the Alexandria Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery.
Relatives of Annie Charlotte visited Millbrook in the early 2000’s researching family history and prompted my interest in replacing the Roll of Honour as part of the school’s 125th celebrations in 2004.
The brass plaque is an exact replica of the original and was first fixed to a commemorative stone wall in the school grounds as the original school building was never restored. It was fitting that a descendant of Annie unveiled the new plaque. When the school closed in 2010 because of low enrolments the plaque was moved to a new stone wall near the Cudlee Creek Soldiers Memorial Hall.

Information provided by Geoffrey Burton.
Principal of Millbrook Primary School 1988 – 2005.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 24 November 1917 by Mrs. Philip Cox
Inscription

ROLL OF HONOUR
FOR
KING
AND
COUNTRY
MILLBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOL

UNVEILED BY MRS. PHILIP COX NOV 24 1917
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Condition

Good

Names

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FITZSIMONS, William Leonard

Service number 1701
Private
7th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 5 Feb 1895

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BURTON, Robert Bethune

Service number 848
Private
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 5 Oct 1892

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HOULAHAN, James Anthony

Service number 48713
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 May 1894

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KEMPSON, Clifford Herbert Aubrey

Service number 9637
Sapper
11th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 1888

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WILKEY, Claude Ashby

Service number S76875
Lance Corporal
Born 20 May 1891

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MENZ, John Adam

Service number 2618
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Aug 1894

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COLE, Maynard Johnson

Service number S70240
Private
3rd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 6 Jul 1898

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PALMER, Raymond Roy

Service number 433
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1890

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