Neutral Bay Superior Public School First World War Honour Roll

Neutral Bay Public School Honour Roll
Description

The honour roll records the names of ex-students from Neutral Bay Public School who served their country in the First World War. It was unveiled on 18 July 1919 by the Minister of Education.

The honour roll is made of stained timber (frames, panels, scrolls) with gold gilding and patriotic artwork (Union Jack and Red Ensign flags).

In all, 402 ex-students of Neutral Bay Public School served in the war, 45 of whom did not return. Ex-students who gained distinguished honours include the youngest Australian soldier to serve in the war (Leonard Jackson, 13 years old) and Lieutenant Colonel D. Marks, DSO, MC, Croix de Guerre and White Eagle of Serbia.

The honour roll hangs in the administration foyer of Neutral Bay Public School.

Additional information:

An excerpt from 'A Plain Brick Building' Neutral Bay PS 1886-1986 by Jillian Skinner.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

Top centre:

Neutral Bay Superior Public School

Ex-pupils who nobly responded to The Empires Call to defend our honour and liberty in the Great War beginning 1914.

Above names, left to right:

Gallipoli; Romani; Bullecourt; Mont St Quentin; Villers Bretonneux; Messines; Gaza; Pozieres

[Names]

Bottom centre:

Centre panel unveilled 14th May 1915 by W.Anderson Esq., J.P., Mayor of N. Sydney

Complete Honor Roll unveiled 18th July 1919 by the Hon. AGF James M.L.A Minister for Education. A. Cousins Head Teacher.

Address
175 Ben Boyd Road,
Neutral Bay Public School,
Neutral Bay NSW 2093
Local Government Area
  • North Sydney Council
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Judy Goodsell, Raphael Gracia, Victor Tan
Established date
1915
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
05/14/1915
Dedication date
14 May 1915
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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