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A simple wooden honor roll, decorated with a painting of a crossed Australian flag and Union Jack. The roll contains fourteen names printed in gilt. Four of those listed were teachers, being Messrs Farrell, Fuller, Gross and Sullivan.
The Manilla Express, 17 November 1919, reported: "A meeting of residents of Rushes Creek has decided to erect an Honor Roll in Baldwin Public school. The board will contain the name of old pupils of the school and teachers who served in the Great War. Mr Fuller (the teacher) has already sent for the Honor Roll."
The school children collected the funds for the roll. It was completed by January 1920 and was in view in one of the windows of Messrs M.C. Mackenzie and Sons Ltd.
The unveiling ceremony took place on Wednesday 24 March 1920. Reverend WA Thompson delivered the address and the unveiling ceremony was performed by Miss Coote.
A brief timeline of Baldwin School:
OLD BOYS & TEACHERS
* Killed in action
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Pte||Hazel||Baker||World War 1||KIA 13/6/1915||1104||AIF||3rd Battalion||Gallipoli, Turkey||view|
|Pte||William||Coote||World War 1||59951||AIF||56th Battalion||view|
|Gunner||Timothy||Farrell||World War 1||3148||AIF||1st Field Art Brigade||view|
|Corp||Ray||Fuller||World War 1||3080||AIF||12th LTM Battery||view|
|Sapper||Charles||Grose||World War 1||KIA 29/9/1918||20896||AIF||15th F Coy, Aust Engin||France||view|
|Pte||Frederick||Hatch||World War 1||1144||AIF||33rd Battalion||view|
|Pte||Patrick||O'Neil||World War 1||KIA 29/9/1917||2952||AIF||46th Battalion||Belgium||view|
|Lieut||James||Sullivan||World War 1||3086||AIF||14th LH Regt||view|
|Pte||Henry||Thorne||World War 1||4378||AIF||32nd Battalion||view|
|Serg||Clemence||Thorne||World War 1||DOD 12/4/1919||324||AIF||6th Aust LH Regt||Randwick Mil Hospital||view|
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