Witta and District Roll of Honour

Location of Witta and District Roll of Honour

Maleny R.S.L. Memorial Hall,
1 Bunya Street
Maleny QLD 4552

A large pressed copper 'Wunderlich' Honour Board, displaying soldiers and war guns moulded into the sides, as well as the Union Jack/Australian Flags moulded at the top.

The names of the servicemen are engraved in brass plaques which are afixed to the copper Roll of Honor.

A small plaque has been afixed at the bottom which has a legend explaining the fate initials under the names.

Inscription

1914 ROLL OF HONOUR

IN HONOUR OF THE BRAVE BOYS

FROM WITTA AND DISTRICT

WHO HAVE RESPONDED TO THE CALL

OF KING AND COUNTRY.

[NAMES] [NAMES] [NAMES] [NAMES] [NAMES] [NAMES]

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Honour roll
Commemorative services held

The Maleny RSL hosts an ANZAC Day Dawn Service, ANZAC Day Commemorative Service and a Remembrance Day Service.

Additional information

Witta is a community about eight kilometres north-west of Maleny. It was originally named Teutoburg, but in accordance with the then practice of changing German placenames because of anti-German sentiment, in 1916 its name was changed to Witta.

The Roll of Honour originally hung in the Witta State School. When the school closed in 1974, the Roll of Honour was relocated to the Maleny RSL Hall.

It lists the names of 53 soldiers from the Witta district who served in WW1. 28 of the 53 names also appear on the Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour.

Recorded by
Dennis Stocks; Maleny RSL Sub-Branch (Steve Eaton)
Date recorded
25 March 2009

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