This honour roll contains the names of 117 members of the Manilla Patriotic Football Club, of whom 17 made the supreme sacrifice. The club decided to raise funds to help soldiers and their dependents, which included a contribution to the construction of a widow's house.
A large crowd attended the Manilla Mechanics Institute to witness the unveiling of the large timber Patriotic Football Club's Honour Roll on Monday 9 December 1918. The stage was illuminated with electric light colours to represent the club colors, cerise and blue, and the words 'Brave Boys All'. Mrs George Ryan, a local war widow, unveiled the honour roll.
In March 1919, the Mechanics Institute gave permission for the honour roll to be placed in the reading room. It is now housed in the Military Room at the Manilla Heritage Museum.
OLD CLUBS' MEMBERS AND
MANILLA PATRIOTIC FOOTBALL CLUB'S
ROLL OF HONOUR
The following at the Call of Duty voluntarily enlisted to fight for
King & Country, Humanity, Truth & Freedom in the Great World War 1914-18
Future generations shall bless them.
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