Townsville Grammar School War Service Honour Board

Location of Townsville Grammar School War Service Honour Board

Maurie Blank Administration Building, Paxton Street and Burke Street, North Ward
Townsville QLD 4810

Timber panelled Honour Board displaying the names of individuals from the school community who have served in various wars and peac-keeping conflicts.

Inscription

The Honour Board bears the inscription WAR SERVICE HONOUR ROLL and lists the names in 8 columnsm with a spare addenda column.

[Names] - 329 students who enlisted in World War II.
The Board also lists the names of those past students who fought in the Boer War [5], the Korean War [5] Borneo [3], Malaya [6], Vietnam [21] and United Nations Peace keeping Forces [1].

36 past students lost their lives during World War II [2 in the Navy, 10 In the Army and 24 in the Air Force]. 1 past student was killed in Vietnam. There is also a section dedicated to staff who served in World War II.

Conflicts commemorated
  • South Africa War, 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–1918
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Malayan Emergency, 1948–1960
  • Korean War, 1950–1953
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1962–1966
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present
Memorial type
Honour board
Commemorative services held
A service is held each year on the day before Anzac Day. All Senior School and Middle School students attend the service. A similar service is held at the Junior School.
Additional information

This Honour Board was developed in the early 1990 s. It grew out of research undertaken for the Centenary Year in 1988. It is anticipated that the names of students who have participated in conflicts in the Middle East, East Timor and Afghanistan will be added to this Honour Board.

Recorded by
Bill Muller. Archivist and Kim Steele, Photographer
Date recorded
5 October 2009

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