Dandenong Shire Roll of Honour

Details

Location Drum Theatre (Former Town Hall), Lonsdale & Walker Streets, Dandenong, Greater Dandenong - Victoria, Australia
Type honour_roll
Description

Large Wooden Honour Roll

**NB - only centre panel of names listed of Died on Active Service WW1 & WW2

On Sunday afternoon there was a very large attendance at the town hall, when the unveiling ceremony of the shire honor roll took place. There must have been about 700 people packed in the hall, and a similar number had to be content with standing-room in the passage ways and yard at the rear of the building. Many travelled a distance, including residents from the North and South ridings, many of whom came by the special train scheduled for the occasion.

It may be here stated that the honor roll itself is a beautiful piece of workmanship, which was carried out by Messrs Rawlings and Knowles, the writing of almost 500 names on the board being done by Mr Kelley, and the production is indeed a credit to those already mentioned, and also a credit to Dandenong. The ceremony opened with the National Anthem. The roll was unveiled by Captain Bruce M.C., M.H.R.
South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic),
11 July 1918.

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Built Designer: Rawling & Knowles Artist: Mr Kelly (Name inscriptions)
Opened 7 July 1918 by Captain Bruce M.H.R.
Inscription

Died on active service

'Lest We Forget'

1914 - 1918
[ Names ]

1939 - 1945
[ Names ]

Service 1914 - 1918
[ Names ]

Plaque :

Unveiled by Capt S M Bruce MC MHR

R A Colenso Shire President

July 7th 1918

Condition

Good

Names

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MARTIN, Eric Douglas

Service number 914
Private
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

ALLCHIN, David John

Service number VX46063
Private
2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 23 Aug 1912

SHUGG, Alexander

Service number 4596
Corporal
7th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

COUVE, Henry Thomas Ladson

Service number 285
Second Lieutenant
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Nov 1889

WALKER, John Preston

Service number 1825
Sergeant
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 May 1892

BLACK, Donald Clarence Roy

Service number 5328
Lance Corporal
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Apr 1889

WOODMAN, John Reginald

Service number VX32894
Private
Born 6 Jun 1919

BRUNSDEN, Frank

Service number VX124498
Gunner
Searchlight Batteries /Companies
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 7 Nov 1923

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