Eudlo 1914–1918 Roll of Honour

Location of Eudlo 1914–1918 Roll of Honour

Eudlo Community Hall, Rosebed Street
Eudlo QLD 4554

Timber panelled Honour Board of red cedar commemorating 31 individuals from the Eudlo district who served during the First World War. It was unveiled at the Eudlo Hall on 26 October 1917. The Board displays the large script of 'Eudlo' at the top, with 'Roll of Honour' in cursive underneath. Battle Honours of Egypt, Gallipoli and France are emblazoned across the tops of the name panels. The panels list 16 and 15 names respectively and the date of the Great War 1914 and 1918. The Board hangs with three other boards in the hall.

Inscription

EUDLO

Roll of Honour

Egypt Gallipoli France

1914 1918

[NAMES] [NAMES]

Conflicts commemorated
First World War, 1914–1918
Memorial type
Honour board
Additional information

The Eudlo Roll of Honour board was made and donated by two recently arrived Eudlo residents. They were Messrs. Adams and Harmon, fruit growers. Mr Harmon had passed his cream testing exam in the year they arrived, 1916 , so he probably also kept some dairy cattle.

The results of cricket matches played just after the War ended gives their initials : A. Adams and H. Harmon. The photo on of the wall in the hall of the Eudlo cricket team shows a Mr Alf Adams. The men announced at a meeting of the Progress Association in early October 1917 that the red cedar board was finished, and preparations were made to unveil the board later in the month, at a concert with the MLA James Forsyth present.

On October 26th, the “splendid workmanship” of the board was unveiled, containing the names of ‘29 lads who answered the country’s call, five of whom made the supreme sacrifice’. The first to be killed was F.W.Snell, who died in 1915. A full house enjoyed the following concert and in appreciation, the association made both men members for life.

Recorded by
Clive Plater, President, Nambour and District Museum, additional information from Keith Boyle, April 2020.
Date recorded
15 April 2010

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