Pleystowe and District Honour Board 1939-1946

Location of Pleystowe and District Honour Board 1939-1946

Mackay Sugar Limited,Pleystowe Office, (16km west of Mackay)
Pleystowe QLD 4741

Silky oak timber Honour Board that lists the names of 80 men and women from Pleystowe and surrounding district who served in the Second World War.

The Roll of Honour indicates that nine of which paid the supreme sacrifice and were killed in action.

Inscription

PLEYSTOWE AND DISTRICT PATRIOTIC

AND WELFARE COMMITTEE.

P.K.C. INC.

Australian Rising

Sun Insignia

HONOUR ROLL 1939-1946

[NAMES] [NAMES]

WOMENS SERVICES

[2 NAMES] [1 NAME] [1 NAME]

* KILLED IN ACTION

(refer to additional information, and images for list of names)

Conflicts commemorated
Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Honour board
Additional information

The Honour Board was originally located in the Pleystowe School of Arts Hall in the grounds of Pleystowe Sugar Mill. The School of Arts hall was demolished in 2001.

The Board was restored in 2005 and now holds a place of honour in the offices of Mackay Sugar at Pleystowe Mill.

The acronym P.K.C. Inc. stands for the Pleystowe Knitting Circle Incorporated. These were a group of local women, mothers wives, daughters etc on which the Pleystowe Patriotic and Welfare Committee was formed in 1943.

The Committee arranged for the honour board as well as the planting of nine trees for the Pleystowe Memorial Avenue.

The Pleystowe Mill operations were discontinued in 2008, however Mackay Sugar Limited still operate an office on the site.

Recorded by
Glen Hall, Mackay Historical Society
Date recorded
4 March 2009

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