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Waverley College First World War Honour Roll

Waverley College First World War Honour Roll
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Description / Background

The memorial consists of two marble honour rolls inscribed in black lettering with 150 names of ex-students from the Christian Brothers College, Waverley, who volunteered for service abroad in the First World War. Each honour roll contains three columns including the names and rank of the past students.

The memorial was presented by fellow students and was unveiled by Lord Mayor, the Hon Richard Denis Meagher, at the school on 11 July 1917. The large crowd included several senior members of the Catholic church together with Major Lynch, who represented the commandant of the NSW Military Forces. The ceremony was highlighted by a presentation of a portrait of Lance-Corporal Thomas James Bede Kenny, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the battlefield on 9 April 1917 in Hermies, France. The guest of honour was Mrs Mary Christina Kenny, the mother of Lance-Corporal Kenny, who attended with his mother (The Catholic Press, 19 July 1917).

The College was founded in 1903 and boasted 150 past students who fought in Europe during the First World War. It is now known as Waverley College.


Honour Roll 1

C. B. C. Ex-Students.

Heroes of the Great War 1914 - 19

Erected by their fellow members

[Names and rank]

Honour Roll 2

C. B. C. Ex-Students.

Heroes of the Great War 1914 - 19.

Erected by their fellow members.

[Names and rank]

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Waverley College
131 Birrell Street
Waverley NSW 2024
Local Government Area
Randwick, City of
Memorial type
Recorded by
Craig Delaney
Year of construction
Dedication date
11 July 1917
First World War, 1914–18