The Moree Superior School installed a Roll of Honour before the end of World War I. At the Parents and Citizen's Association Meeting held on 10 July 1916, the president "suggested that some tablet should be erected in the school in memory of the lads who had fallen in the war" (Moree Gwydir Examiner, 11 July 1916). In the following month, a member of the Parents and Citzens Association, Mrs Kempe, suggested that residents be asked to pay for one or more names on the board. The motion was accepted and she offered to pay for four names at a cost of one shilling and three pence per name.
That November, a further meeting of the Association was held and it was decided to dedicate the roll of honour on 14 December at the Empire Theatre. Mr Robinson's tender for the lettering of £15 was accepted for 170 names.
The Moree Gwydir Examiner on 21 November 1916 published a list of proposed names for the honour roll. The list included K for killed and G for Gallipoli and the Principal Mr Newling asked for the names to be checked for omissions.
War declared Aug. 4. 1914
Allied nations; British Empire
France, Russia, Servia, Belgium
Italy, Roumania, USA, Japan
& many others
Enemies; Germany, Austria
Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria
11AM 11. 11. 18
Peace signed 28. 6. 19
Peace officially declared 20. 1. 20
Where our men won fame
Gallipoli Campaign, Suez,
Bapaume, Menin Road,
Peronne, Flers, Hamel,
Proyart, Uilliers Bretonneaux,
Mouquet Farm, Mt St Quentin.
MOREE SUPERIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL
IN HOC VINCE
THE GREAT WAR 1914-19
EX PUPILS WHO ENLISTED
ROLL OF HONOUR
[list of names, continuing into right section]
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|Private||C G||Wilson||Killed in action (KIA)||1303||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||33rd Battalion||view|
|Sergeant||F H||Wilson||Died of wounds (DOW)||2461||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||29th Battalion||view|
|Private||W||Willmot||2468||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||13th Battalion||view|
|Private||E E||Williams||5482||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||53rd Battalion||view|
|Private||G||Williams||903||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||33rd Battalion||view|
|Sergeant||H G||Williams||6869||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||2nd Battalion||view|
|Private||J G||Williams||2889||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||2nd L H Regiment||view|
|Private||A||Wilde||3904||Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF)||30th Battalion||view|
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