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Gosnells Road Board Honour Roll

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RSL Honour Board 3.jpg
photo courtesy Gosnells Local Studies Library
Monument Details
Name Gosnells RSL Honour Board
Location Gosnells RSL Club
Dedication Date 28 Jun 1936

History

The Gosnells Honour Board commemorating 161 men of the district was unveiled in the Maddington Hall by the State President of the Returned Soldiers League, Mr Yeates. The former honour roll had been destroyed by fire some years before and the new roll was provided by the Gosnells Road Board and the Gosnells Sub-Branch of the RSL. [1]

The original Roll was dedicated on Sunday 28 Jun 1936.

There are five discrepancies between the names listed in the original pamphlet covering the unveiling and the current board held by the Gosnells RSL. A total of 161 names are included in the pamphlet, while only 160 names appear on the Honour Board. On the current day Honour Board, but not included in the pamphlet are: Locke HW, and Verrall W. Names included in the pamphlet, but not on the Honour Board are: Coombs W., Coney S., and Thomson W.

Setting

Held in the Gosnells RSL building at 2 Mills road, Gosnells.

Description

Ornate timber structure with individual names punched into brass plates and tacked onto board, generally but not entirely in alphabetical order.

Monument Details

Gosnells Road Board
Honour Roll
Great War 1914-18

Not in strict alpha order. The names are in the order that they appear on the Honour Roll




















Names that could be added

Names not included but could be considered for future addition

Notes

  1. The West Australian (Perth) 30th June 1936.