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Hawkesbury Agricultural College Soldiers Memorial Hall and Rolls of Honour, University of Western Sydney

Hawkesbury Agricultural College Soldiers Memorial Hall and Rolls of Honour, University of Western Sydney
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Description / Background

During the First World War, the Hawkesbury Agricultural College formed a Comforts Fund for the benefit of students at the front. At the end of the war £300 was left and that money, together with over £200 raised by the Old Boys' Union, was used to fund the building of the Soldiers Memorial Hall. The hall was officially opened by Minister for Agriculture H.V.C. Thorby on 12 December 1928. At the ceremony, two rolls of honour located inside the hall were also unveiled. 

Inscription

Hall facade

1928

Memorial Hall

Roll 1

1914 1919
Roll of Honour
Erected to the memory of College men
who died on active service
[130 names]
Their name liveth for evermore. 

Roll 2

1914 1919
Roll of Honour
Erected as a tribute to College men
who went on active service 1914-1919
[581 names]
 Their name liveth for evermore.

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Address
University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury Campus
Science Road
Richmond NSW 2753
Local Government Area
Hawkesbury, City of
Memorial type
Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Building
Recorded by
University Archivist Cathie Lester
Year of construction
1928
Dedication date
12 December 1928
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18